El Corte Inglés has entered a wide-ranging cooperation with the Alibaba Group, covering cloud computing, trading, logistics and smart payments. The Spanish department store chain, which is a major player in the domestic sporting goods market, will have access to Alibaba's software solutions for large data analysis and customer relationship management. It will be able to offer products from Spanish and foreign brands on Tmall's marketplace. In exchange, Alibaba's Ali Express Alipay will be offered to customers at El Corte Inglès shopping centers.