Taobao Taiwan announced its withdrawal from the island market

 On the morning of October 15th, Taobao Taiwan issued a "Taobao Taiwan Business Plan Adjustment Announcement" on its official website, stating that after careful evaluation, it decided to close the front desk functions such as order placement on Taobao Taiwan's platform from 11 o'clock on October 15th. Other services (such as e-wallet withdrawal, official logistics, customer service center, etc.) will continue to operate until December 31 this year, and then officially go offline.

Taobao Taiwan announced its withdrawal from the island market

Screenshot of Taobao Taiwan announcement

In response to this, Alibaba said in response to a reporter's inquiries on the afternoon of the 15th: We respect the decision of Crea Investment Co., Ltd. and have no comment. Alibaba Group's business operations in the Taiwan market are business as usual, and we will continue to serve consumers in the Taiwan market through mobile Taobao and purchase high-quality products.

According to Taiwanese media reports, Taiwan’s economic department said some time ago that British Commercial Celada opened Taobao Taiwan’s online shopping platform in Taiwan in October last year. The Alibaba Group behind it has substantial control over the company and has violated the “Cross-Strait Regulations”.

Taobao Taiwan announced its withdrawal from the island market

Screenshot of Taiwan media report

Taobao Taiwan issued a statement on the 15th, saying that starting from 11 o'clock this morning, the platform will shut down the functions of placing orders, sellers’ entry, and product listings. At the same time, it will fully assist sellers in fulfilling established transaction orders as soon as possible, and simultaneously protect the rights and interests of both consumers and sellers. . From now until the end of December, it will focus on processing consumer order refunds and subsequent cash flow and logistics services.

According to the Taiwanese media, it is reported that Taobao Taiwan’s withdrawal from the Taiwan market was decided by the company’s board of directors. Taobao Taiwan opened its station in October last year. In order to avoid legal restrictions on land capital, Taobao Taiwan was authorized by Alibaba Group through its brand. Radar invests in the operation of the Taiwan branch, including the B2C model of the mall and the C2C model of individual sellers.

According to the report, Taobao Taiwan only opened its station in Taiwan in October last year, and the number of products currently on the station is about 30 million. After the Double 11 period last year, Taobao Taiwan's downloads exceeded 2 million, and it is growing steadily. The monthly performance growth rate is about 15%-20%, which is steady upward.

Taobao Taiwan announced its withdrawal from the island market

Taobao Taiwan stated that after the cessation of operations, its employees will continue to resign, and will properly arrange employees' follow-up employment assistance, and provide consultations on resume health checks and resume referrals, and cooperate with many well-known professional human resources consulting companies to share suitable Related vacancies.

In this regard, some netizens on the island said that it has no effect on them, because they can still buy things on the mainland Taobao, but there are fewer job opportunities in Taiwan.

Taobao Taiwan announced its withdrawal from the island market

Some netizens on the island asked if the DPP authorities are so afraid of land capital, should they investigate how many people invest and work in the mainland? Some people also ask that mainland capital cannot do business in Taiwan, so why can Taiwan capital do business in the mainland?

Taobao Taiwan announced its withdrawal from the island market


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