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World’s biggest and most powerful retail chains

1. Amazon

Regarded the most popular and ranked as the largest online retailer in the world and not just in the United States. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

It started as an online bookstore and quickly diversified to offer everything you need. It provides customers with several features such as multiple easy payment methods, discounts, quick checkout, fast delivery and a wide range of items at good prices.

2. EBay

It is one of the most popular online auction and shopping websites that can be found in the whole world. It was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar and is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. It helps you to buy and sell different products which make this site beneficial for both buyers and sellers.

3. Tmall.com

Founded in 2008, Tmall.com is an online retail platform established by Taobao. It was first formed to assist the Taobao portal but later became a separate entity in 2011. It is one of the most visited websites in China.

Serving more than 180 million buyers, the website features more than 70,000 international and Chinese brands. Some of the brands sold on Tmall are P&G, Adidas, GAP, Nine West, Reebok, Ray-Ban, Lenovo, Dell, Nokia, Philips, and more. Tmall mainly sells in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

4. Taobao.com

Founded in 2003, Taobao is China’s largest consumer e-commerce platform, which offers a wide range of products for sale. It is a subsidiary of Alibaba and is one of the most visited websites in China.

In 2011, Alibaba Group reorganised Taobao into three separate companies: Taobao Marketplace, Taobao Mall (Tmall.com) and eTao. Taobao caters to customers in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

5. Walmart

It is an American multinational retailer that provides you with everything you may need such as electronics, video games, home furnishing, clothes, jewelries, toys, automobiles, gifts, sports and other items at good prices to meet your budget and satisfy your needs.

Wal-Mart, doing business as Walmart, is the world’s largest company by revenue, according to the Fortune Global 500 list of 2016. It operates multinational retail chains in 28 countries. It is also the largest discount store in America.

In 2007, Walmart.com launched Site to Store service, enabling customers to make a purchase online and pick up merchandise in stores. In a move to combat peers like Amazon, Wal-Mart.com launched personalised home pages for shoppers, showing them products based on their previous purchases in 2014.

6. Etsy

It was launched in 2005 and is based in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. This e-commerce website specialises in offering different vintage, handmade and factory-manufactured items that one may need such as clothing, jewellery, art, beauty products and more.

7. Alibaba.com

It specialises in e-commerce businesses which are based on the internet and is the largest online business-to-business trading platform in the world especially for small businesses.

It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. This website is more known in China and Asia and provides customers with different features such as the ability to compare between products, quick checkout, secure payment gateway and fast delivery of products to their homes.

8. Best Buy

Best Buy is an American multinational company providing consumer electronics and technology products. Popular brands sold on the website are Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, Canon and HP among others. Since its launch, BestBuy.com continues to account for a majority of the revenue growth for Best Buy Co. Inc.

9. Flipkart

Flipkart is a leading e-commerce company in India offering a wide array of products from clothing to electronics to books and more.

It was founded in 2007 when e-commerce in India was a niche industry. Lately, Flipkart has come under tremendous pressure from Amazon’s growing online presence in India.

10. Asos

It is the largest online retail store in the United Kingdom that specialises in presenting everything related to beauty and fashion including accessories, men’s and women’s wear. It helps you to narrow your search through making use of trends and collection features in addition to the ability to buy and sell pre-owned clothes through the online marketplace that is presented to you.

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