Taobao to Invite More 3rd-Party Contributors to Services

Alibaba Group's consumer-focused e-commerce site plans to open up to allow third-party developers and service provides full access to contribute to its vendor, buyer, wireless and logistics services by the end of the year, reported on February 23 citing a company announcement. The company will invest RMB 300 million in the next three years in backing partner developers and service providers, the report said.

The site currently has 200 certified partners in sectors including customer service, marketing, warehousing and training, the report said.