So what are the coolest things to buy on Alibaba? Insider Monkey recently published an article about this topic giving us some very useful tips. The average American is more familiar with Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc when it comes to buying things online. However, one company has that same status in China and is now trying to enter the online shopping field in the U.S: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd . Considered the backbone of online commerce in China, Alibabaraked in $19.5 billion in revenue from its e-commerce websites during its most recent fiscal year ended March 2017, an increase of 45% compared to its prior fiscal year.
By comparison, Amazon recorded retail sales of $91.4 billion in 2016, signifying only 18% year-over-year growth. The sheer amount of growth in Alibaba’s sales is nothing to sneeze at, especially considering that the revenue generated by Alibaba mainly came from the emerging Chinese economy, which itself still has plenty of growth left, even if that growth is slowing.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three items from their list. The first one is Cigarette Shaped Butane Lighter. The average rating and number of votes is 4.2 with 1,264 votes. The price per item is $1.37. Vendor is Rand Technology. Description: Light up your cigarette with another (lighter shaped like a) cigarette. Pretty self-explanatory. Sounds funny and a bit weird, right? The next one is bedsheet sets with cute designs. The average rating and number of votes is 4.8 with 530 votes. The price per item is $30.96. The vendor is Dream NS Store. Description: The store offers more than 20 designs you can choose from, including cute watermelons and whales. The last cool thing to buy on Alibaba is Millenium Falcon bottle opener. The average rating and number of votes is 4.8 with 600 votes. The price per item is $1.99. The vendor is Shop805977. Description: It’s a bottle opener shaped like the Millennium Falcon ship from the Star Wars franchise. Enough said.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 coolest things to buy on Alibaba.