E-Commerce Company Suspends Mobile App Services

E-Commerce Company Suspends Mobile App ServicesChina’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group has recently suspended services that are related to its closest competitor Tencent Holdings WeChat, the company’s instant messaging application. A spokesperson for Alibaba confirmed that a function that allowed sellers to subscribe to WeChat was temporarily suspended.  The spokesperson said that the blocked function will ensure the sellers to conduct their marketing activities in a legitimate and safe manner.

Alibaba is working on developing their own mobile e-commerce business as more and more Chinese people are using smart phones and tablet computers in purchasing goods. The Mobile app WeChat has more than 190 million monthly active users and Tencent is planning to push new services in their efforts to commercialize the application in the second half of this year.

Alibaba hopes to develop its own community in the mobile e-commerce business. Sellers on Alibaba tried to control transactions away from Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com and at the same time disturb customers by giving promotions on WeChat.

By the end of June there are more than 400 million mobile internet uses in China.

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