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How to buy from TaoBao

First entry of this site, How to buy from TaoBao? Let’s start from here. Let’s make it happen! I have spent a day figuring out how to buy from TaoBao and how TaoBao works. I succeeded. Unexpectedly, the procedure is quite simple and straight forward. There is no need to go through any TaoBao agent. Is Taobao.com available in English? Not really. Buying on TaoBao would be much easier if you could read and type Chinese because it does not have a full English version global site‎ like the Korean shopping site, Gmarket. However, do not worry. I will try my best to write the procedure as detailed as I can. No matter where you are, in China or overseas like me, I hope this site could help you.

How to buy from TaoBao without Agent

I have known that TaoBao has a lot of cheap stuffs on the internet for a long time, but the system seems troublesome so I did not really look into it. Last week, I have read some articles about bread making and one of the articles recommended a specialized rolling pin, the “Japan Cakeland Embossed Plastic Rolling Pin or Bread Exhaust Rolling Pin” to shape and flatten dough. I tried to look for it at local baking supplies but could not find. Online shopping sites that I know do not have it as well. Fortunately, I found it on TaoBao. No choice but to learn how to buy from TaoBao. It will be a little bit troublesome for the first time because you need to register a TaoBao account and an Alipay account. Alipay account is like Paypal, but you do not need to add your credit card details to the account, which is quite safe. Both TaoBao and Alipay accounts must be linked in order to make payment. You just need to do this once. After that, your subsequent TaoBao purchases will be just a piece of cake. There is no TaoBao agent involved; there is no commission or service fee due.

How to buy from TaoBao in English

How to buy from TaoBao in English from scratch? If you are new to TaoBao, all you need to do is follow the steps below. To buy from Taobao, you need to know at least some Chinese words. If you totally could not read or type Chinese as it would be very hard for you to search and communicate with the seller, but still do not lose hope. You can use a translator and good news is that some sellers could speak English. Beware of higher prices.

How to buy from TaoBao

Foreigners in China

Step 1: Register
Step 2: Search
Step 3: Add to Cart
Step 4: Place Order
Step 5: Setup Parcel Forwarding
Step 6: Payment
Step 7: Check and Track
Step 8: Parcel Forwarding Platform

Foreigners outside China

Step 1: Register
Step 2: Search
Step 3: Add to Cart
Step 4: Place Order
Step 5: Setup Parcel Forwarding
Step 6: Payment
Step 7: Check and Track
Step 8: Parcel Forwarding Platform

Read:

  1. How to register TaoBao
  2. How to shop on TaoBao
  3. How to order from TaoBao