Comparison of eBay and Alibaba.com

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Comparison of eBay and Alibaba.com

  1. 2. <ul><li>EBay.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro , brief company profile , products & services , key brands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Strategies , TOWS Matrix </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alibaba.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro and brief company profile , products & services , key brands , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Strategies , Porter’s five forces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company Comparisons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial comparisons’ of the two companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which company we believe is the smarter investment </li></ul></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>In 1995 Pierre Omidyar started auctionweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>In 1997 auction web was changed to eBay.com </li></ul><ul><li>Since then eBay has been devoted to online auctions </li></ul><ul><li>Pierre is ranked #40 on Forbes top 400 richest Americans, released September 30, 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>eBay’s headquarters is located in San Jose, C.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently employees 16,200 people (an 8% employee increase in one year) in over 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>John Donahoe was hired in January 2008, taking over Meg Whitman as CEO </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The products and services that EBay provides is an online marketplace for the sale of goods and services. </li></ul><ul><li>The company’s key products and services include the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online services for the sale of goods and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online communication services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online payment and transactional credit services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online classifieds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The company has a number of subsidiary sites under its umbrella. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EBay’s payment platform Paypal.com was Bought by EBay in Oct. 2002 for $1.5B </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EBay’s low cost connectivity communication platform Skype.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bought by EBay in October 2005 for $3B </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The core strategy for world recognition for the company is their growth strategy </li></ul><ul><li>The company has numerous global acquisitions and joint ventures around the globe </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001 eBay entered an alliance with MercadoLibre in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>2006 joint venture with Ruten. Taiwan's leading auction site </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007 eBay acquires Turkey’s leading online marketplace Gittigidiyor.com </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>It’s primary business is to serve the Chinese market with a directory of the Chinese manufacturers. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s purpose is to connect companies with suppliers and manufacturers throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Alibaba specializes in trade between buyers and sellers. </li></ul><ul><li>Alibaba is a B2B e-commerce company founded in 1999 by Ma Yun. </li></ul><ul><li>Alibaba has more than 40 million users and 5 million virtual storefronts </li></ul><ul><li>It also reaches buyers and sellers in more than 240 countries around the world. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Alibaba like eBay, does not carry specific products, but a very different mix of items and brands. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the products they offer include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction & Real Estate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubber and Plastic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoes and Accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toys and Hobbies </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>The Alibaba group consists of 5 e-commerce sub-companies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alibaba.com - Publicly traded company in business-to-business e-commerce marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taobao.com - online retail marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alipay - third-party online payment platform, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alibaba Cloud Computing - advanced data-centric cloud computing service platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China Yahoo! - a leading Chinese-language portal </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Since September 2009, Alibaba.com had gained 45.276 million registered users, which adds up to be an increase of 27% since the previous year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of these users, 10.48 million were from the international trade market and 35.8 million were from the Chinese trade market. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Growth strategies are the core of the organization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquiring of Yahoo! China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies to expand global reach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowering of costs for gold members to draw new members </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Revenue USD: $432.6M Gross Profit USD: $171.9M Net Income USD: $173.7M Stock Price USD: $18.12
  13. 16. <ul><li>Both are world leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Early and steady growth for the past 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Similar mission: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To extend global reach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Similar product lines </li></ul><ul><li>Different modes of entry: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alibaba.com acquired a competing firm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBay started as a monopoly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alibaba has more focused strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBay’s are more general </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eBay, in 2008 has double the revenue, more than Alibaba </li></ul><ul><li>eBay has a great dedication to marketing that Alibaba has yet to achieve </li></ul>

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