Weakness of Alibaba is way too many sellers
Weakness of Alibaba is way too many sellers. Alibaba is not putting a cap on the number of sellers who register to partner up with the company. This has resulted in a huge number of sellers competing in the online market place. While this is good for the buyers, it might not be so good to the buyers. Not being able to taste success because of the huge competition will make the sellers withdraw from the contract. When Alibaba went public a couple of years ago, there were more than 8.5 million active sellers and the number has only been going up ever since. Because of this, a few reputed brands have pulled out from selling their products on Taobao and Tmall, the two websites by Alibaba.