A woman prepares small sleeping bags for export to France at the Shang Fu Textile Company in Jiande City near Hangzhou. The Shang Fu Textile Company uses Alibaba.com to reach clients around the world and have recently made sales to companies in France and the United States. Alibaba.com is one of the world?s leading Internet companies. With its Business-to-Business platform, manufactures and purchasers are connecting and making purchases that otherwise would have gone through state run trading companies. Aliababa.com is allowing small manufactures to take control of their own marketing and reach clients that would have otherwise been unavailable.