Moscow. On 2 November. AliExpress (one of the shopping Internet sites in China’s Alibaba Group) plans to do in Russia direct sales of cars, said the Director of business development AliExpress in Russia and CIS mark Zavadsky, the journalists in Moscow.
“Started to work (to post on AliExpress offers for Russian customers) with Russian companies, including Russian representative offices of foreign suppliers, said Zawadzki. – One of the first Russian traders began Lifan Motors (China manufacturer cars and motorcycles). At the launch we will be selling coupons for the purchase of Lifan cars at dealerships”.
Currently sold on AliExpress coupons value of 1 thousand rubles, which give discounts on 10 thousand roubles. “The first results we will see which coupons – how much – in demand by our users, and to make appropriate changes, said Zawadzki. – Also in the future we plan to accept orders for spare parts and accessories for cars Lifan”.
Currently Lifan Motors AliExpress and working on the issue of sales on the site of the retailer not only coupons, but also the cars. According to the Director of Lifan Motors czeczeni the sun, now buy cars on the coupons is through the official dealers of the company. In the future, the manufacturer plans to organize the direct sale of cars via AliExpress – order at the factory.
AliExpress is one of the most popular in Russia online trading platforms. According to Price.ru for the second half of the 2014 traffic of the online trading platform increased by 120%, to 55 million visitors from Russia.
Alibaba owns China’s largest platforms of ecommerce, including the most popular ones is Taobao. The company brings to these platforms, buyers and sellers, providing them with various services. While Alibaba accounted for 80% of the turnover of e-Commerce in the country.
In October-December 2014, Alibaba’s revenue rose 40% to $4,22 billion, While net income fell 28% to $964 million.