Mili, a C2C e-commerce service that aimed to revive the glory days of bartering, offers an open platform where users can exchange unwanted goods for anything they craving for.

Users can upload the pictures and brief introductions of their commodities to the platform, where all the deal will be conducted by using Mili, virtual currency used in the service, without the need to go through an actual financial transaction.


Under the barter-based trading mechanism, users may get goods by paying much less than their market prices as well as finding products not currently available on the market. Mili also introduced a biding mechanism to add more thrill and fun into the trading process.

After users identified their geographical positions, Mili will introduce their products to nearby shoppers to facilitate face-to-face offline trading and avoid credit risks.

Founded in June 2013, Mili now covers a wide category of commodities, ranging from consumer electronics, books, cloths, accessories, coupons, etc.

The service also brings people with similar interests together to celebrate a more environmental-friendly and healthier way of life.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.

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