How to pay TaoBao

After you have made an order, all you need to do is to pay. How to pay TaoBao? TaoBao payment system is a little bit different from other online shopping sites like eBay, Amazon, just to name a few. Taobao accepts a variety of payment methods including Alipay, Bank Deposit, Cash on Delivery, Credit Cards, etc. and these methods are very safe. How you pay for an item depends on the payment methods accepted by the seller and also depends on where you are. Cash on Delivery is not available for all purchases on and unquestionably not available for buyers outside China. Read the item description before you place an order to find out what methods the seller accepts. From my experience, most sellers accept Alipay because it protects both the buyer and seller. This could be a complicated entry. I will try to make it as simple as I could. Let’s learn How To Buy From TaoBao.

How to pay TaoBao with Alipay

Internationally recognized payment method, PayPal is not recognized by TaoBao. Payment via PayPal is not likely on If you do a little bit of research on the net, Alipay is performing better than PayPal. It is a leading third-party online payment platform from the Alibaba Group providing easy, safe and secure transactions for millions of users every day, is an escrow service that helps protect your payments when buying and selling, pay securely with your credit card without exposing your details. Alipay is trusted by millions of Chinese shoppers. If you insist that PayPal is the only method you are going to trust and use, consider a TaoBao Agent as most of them accept PayPal. How to pay TaoBao with Alipay? Before you could make payment, you need to register an Alipay account and link both your TaoBao and Alipay accounts together. You just need to do this once. After that, your subsequent TaoBao purchases will be just a piece of cake.

How to pay TaoBao

Step 1: Go to the payment page.
Step 2: Choose your country or region.
Step 3: Choose your preferred payment method.
*You will be directed to the relevant page
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions.

How to go to the payment page? Read: How to order from TaoBao. Clicking ‘Buy Now’ button on the item page is the fastest way to pay on TaoBao. Minimal or no bank fees might be involved.

How to pay TaoBao with Credit Card

How to pay TaoBao with credit card? How to pay TaoBao with Visa? Good news to foreigners, TaoBao accepts payment from credit card issued by foreign countries, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, etc. TaoBao also accepts direct debit from foreign bank accounts depends on your country or region. When choosing a payment method, look for options that are convenient, secure, and traceable in case of problems. Can I pay without an Alipay account? No, you cannot. Read: How to use Alipay – learn How to register Alipay, How to link TaoBao to Alipay, etc. there. Before you pay, make sure that your order and address are correct.


  • Vilma Awiten
    June 4, 2016 - 7:04 am | Permalink

    How to be a member?

  • Thomas P
    June 9, 2016 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    A good screenshot guide of Taobao/Alipay.

  • Winnie
    July 23, 2016 - 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi there. My old account was suspended. I created a new one. But when I went to the payment stage, there stated payment error after I key in my card number. I am from Singapore. Sometimes they prompt me saying they don’t support this card, it’s the same card I am using for my old account. Anyway to help me?

    • Sean
      September 12, 2016 - 8:15 am | Permalink

      I had the exact same issue Winnie. I had to use a new credit card.

  • Adriana
    October 1, 2016 - 12:30 am | Permalink

    Quick question. I want to buy some shoes from taobao but the seller has stated that they need buyers to send them measurements first (i.e shoe size, height etc.) and I’ve got that all typed up I’m just not sure where to send it to? Do I message the measurements to them through Aliwangwang first and then add to cart or do I add to cart and somehow attach the information?

    • Mi
      October 17, 2016 - 9:57 pm | Permalink

      It is better that you do both. Message them through Aliwangwang, ask them whether they have your size. Then, leave a message in your order.

  • Gina Miller
    October 19, 2016 - 12:28 am | Permalink

    I purchased some virtual items, where can I find my downloads?

    • Mi
      October 19, 2016 - 7:57 am | Permalink

      Did you give them your email? Usually they will send through email. If you did not receive, use AliWangWang contact the seller.

  • Gina Miller
    October 19, 2016 - 4:31 pm | Permalink

    No I didn’t get an email.

  • Gina Miller
    October 20, 2016 - 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Are they supposed to send you an email and does it have the download link in it? And/or is there a place on the site that I can find the link?

  • Ling
    November 15, 2016 - 8:14 am | Permalink

    Can I use debit card to pay the items?

    • Mi
      November 16, 2016 - 4:54 pm | Permalink

      They charged 3% for Visa card. Use direct bankin better, charges is 1.5%.

  • Lolly de la vega
    November 23, 2016 - 2:37 am | Permalink

    I am in an online business for months now.. I sell lots of shoes.. Taobao is too difficult from me because it was written in chinese.. Is there any supplier could help me.. I need a direct supplier.. I live in macau please you can Contact me in my face book same as my name thank…

  • Evelyn
    November 28, 2016 - 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I have create a new Taobao and Alipay account. How do I link the 2 to pay for my purchases. Please explain step by step.

    • Mi
      December 2, 2016 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

      Both link automatically. If not, you can link them in Alipay.

  • sofyan hardiyono
    January 29, 2017 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    is it possible to buy from taobao using visa and then directly ship to my country?

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