Alibaba has more users than the population of the USA

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According to the figures there are more people using Alibaba (TaoBao, AliPay etc) than the entire population of the US – about 2/3 of China’s internet population last time I checked.

Now the in bustling “Tier1” cities such as Shanghai, mobile payment via Alipay is the norm in shops, restaurants, and as city-dwellers become accustomed to leaving their wallets at home, non-acceptance of Alipay is not a good business strategy.

While that’s true in certain cities, there’s still enough room for growth across the rest of China to allow Alibaba’s growth figures to continue defying the macro economic picture for some time to come, even without realizing international potential.

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