Top 10 eCommerce companies in the world 2015

Top 10 eCommerce companies in the world 2015


ECommerce has become a trend in Internet technology with the rise of many successful companies. Online shopping using PC or mobile app has made life easier and quicker as buyers can shop from the comfort of their homes with the click of a button. The growth of the eCommerce industry has been sparkled by increase in sales through online shopping. Countries like USA, China and Japan have dominated the market since 2002-03. India’s late entry into eCommerce business has now increased the number of consumers. Here is a list of top 10 eCommerce companies in the world according to various sources including Wikipedia, Alexa etc.

  1. Amazon

Headquartered in Seattle,, Inc. is today the largest online retailer in USA. What started as an online book store, has expanded into a giant eCommerce business through acquisitions and investments. In recent times, has diversified its operations and now has retail websites in 10 countries.

  1. is a Beijing-based eCommerce company and the largest online retailer in China. It was launched in 1998, went online in 2004 and started its English website in 2012.

  1. eBay

Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. is a multi-billion dollar American eCommerce company headquartered in San Jose, California. With operations localized in over 30 countries, eBay’s success grew during the dot-com bubble. It operates through its primary website,, offering options for online auction and direct shopping.

  1. Alibaba

Alibaba Group provides B2C sales through web portals. The group started in 1999 when its founder, Jack Ma, launched the website to connect manufacturers in China with overseas buyers. The same group also owns two other popular online stores in China – and

  1. Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. is the largest eCommerce company and internet retailer in Japan. Founded in 1997, the Tokyo-based company started operating outside Japan through acquisitions and joint ventures.

  1. Groupon

Groupon is an international eCommerce company that connects millions of subscribers with local merchants that offers food, travel, goods and services. Launched in 2008 with Chicago as its first marketplace, Groupon has expanded its business today to nearly 500 markets worldwide and has a customer base of around 48 million.

7. is a global online fashion and beauty store that sells branded and own products. Headquartered in London, it sells a wide range of clothing and accessories primarily targeting young customers.

  1. Walmart

Often ranked as world largest company by revenue by Fortune magazine, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is an American retail giant that operates through a chain of discount stores. Its Global eCommerce division is based in San Francisco, California and operates through the site

  1. Otto

The Otto Group, started in 1949, is the largest mail order company in the world. Based in Hamburg, it is one of the biggest eCommerce companies operating in more than 20 countries. The group has many individual subsidiaries mainly in Germany and France.

  1. Tesco

The British company Tesco, focused on selling grocery and general merchandise, is one of the largest retailers in the world by profits and revenues. The launch of its eCommerce website,, was formally announced in 2000 and it has made profitable online shopping since.


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