The rankings continue to be dominated by sourcing websites which typically generate revenues by charging suppliers to list their products online. Alibaba.com still holds the number lead position in industry rankings having a significant lead over its rivals.
Of the 30 businesses in BSG’s B2B Online Media ranking, 19 are primarily finished goods sourcing platforms or online trade directories. There are an additional six websites which are vertical industry websites. Four of the 30 are technology-focused trade publications and there is one general business title in the Top 30, Beijing-based, Caijing.
The Business Strategies Group report provides a ranking, based on website traffic, of the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia. The companies broadly fall into two categories, online sourcing platforms and online trade publications. In addition to ranking the companies, this report also includes profiles of companies new to BSG’s Top 30.