How To Shop at Taobao – Shopping Tutorial

 

Taobao is full of amazing deals and affordable must-haves, from clothing, accessories, electronics, to homeware goods, there is nothing you can’t shop at Taobao.♥ If you also want to shop at Taobao, this handy step-by-step shopping tutorial will help you! We will walk you through browsing, purchasing method, and the best thing: with Buyandship you can ship everything to our China warehouse!

 



 

Step 1: Understand the Homepage and register as a member

This page is the Homepage ~ it might look overwhelming at first glance, but we help you with this overview.

We’ve translated the column on the left, which shows you the general categories of goods that Taobao offers. On the top, you can see the white search bar, which will help you to search more specifically for items. So first register as a member with the button in the black square.


These pages can be also translated to English at the top right of the page. Fill in all the relevant details and enter the verification code, that you’ll receive as a text message.

Extra tip: If you are using Google Chrome, it’s very helpful to use the Google Translate Extension. It translates whole web pages instead of only words and phrases. Use Simplified Chinese, like Taobao and its sellers, all use simplified Chinese.

 

Step 2: Find your desired item

You can either browse through the different categories or use the search bar. If you want to use the search bar, remember to enter what you are looking for in simplified Chinese in order to get the best search results.

After you’ve entered a word, in this example we’ve chosen “dress – 连衣裙”, you can optionally filter your search of brands, material and more (best to use google translate for that) and you can sort them by using these sorting tools:

  • Comprehensive sorting: Sorts search results according to an average of the following parameters.
  • Popularity: Sorts search results according to their page views.
  • Sales volume: Sorts search results according to their number of sales.
  • Reputation: Sorts search results according to the reputation of sellers from customer reviews and ratings.
  • Price: Sorts search results according to price, from high to low or from low to high.

Price range: Type in your ideal price range (in RMB, as shown by the¥) for the item you are searching for.Scroll to the bottom to see the endless options, that Taobao has to offer.~Our favorite feature is the “image search function”, where you can add an image of your desired item, and Taobao helps you find similar ones! So convenient! Add the picture by clicking the camera icon in the black square.~

Step 3: Choose an item

 

A great indicator of the quality of an item is the number of recent transactions, which are shown by the grey numbers next to the prices. Free Shipping is mostly only applicable within China, but perfect, that means you can ship for free to our China warehouse!

We used Chrome Translate for this page, and the translations for price, size, color etc. are pretty clear! You can choose to either “Buy item now” or place it in your shopping cart, and continue shopping through Taobao! Before you purchase an item, always check the reviews below!


Click on “Pictures” to see reviews of customers who inserted pictures to get an even better idea of the quality and look of an item.

 

Step 4: Ready for Checkout

Whether you have chosen ‘Buy Now’, or decided to shop a little more and Checkout through the Shopping Cart, you will land on the same Checkout page.

You will have to press this button below, in order to fill in your delivery address (our Buyandship China warehouse)

Then you simply fill in the address, as pictured below:

1. Fill in the blank space next to the first arrow with “中国大陆” (Mailand China).
2. Click on the buttons right next to it, to fill in the area in China as shown below.

You are choosing >>Guangdong Province>> Dongguan City>> Humen Town

In Chinese >>广东省>> 东莞市 >>虎门镇

3. Then enter your Buyandship China warehouse address* and add your Buyandship User ID
*Our warehouse address may be updated from time to time. The below address is for demo only. Please always get the latest and correct warehouse address from Member Center -> Oversea Warehouse Addresses.
4. Then add the Zip Code
5. Name and Buyandship User ID again
6. Buyandship China mobile number

Scroll down to review your order, and press the red button to proceed to payment!

 

Step 5: Declaring your parcel

After you’ve received a tracking number by Taobao please go to “Parcel Management” at Buyandship and declare your parcel. When choosing a shipping company, please refer to the couriers below:

That’s it! Simply wait until Buyandship delivers your Taobao order to your doorstep!

We hope this tutorial was helpful and you want to start shopping at Taobao immediately!

 


How much do I need to pay to use Buyandship?

To be a Buyandship member is FREE. And best of all, you will receive RM10 free shipping credits upon completion of the account verification! Sign up now to enjoy these benefits and make overseas online shopping more accessible to you.

Our shipping rate is easy to understand – it starts from RM22 per pound (Delivery Duty Unpaid shipped via Quantium Solutions) & RM26 per pound (Delivery Duty Paid shipped via Skynet) for shipment sending from our U.S. warehouse. We only charge based on your item’s actual weight and there is no base charge or handling fee! For more information about our pricing scheme, please visit Pricing.

The Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) option will be the best choice for you if you do not want to be bothered by taxes or duties of your goods anymore. You also have the option to ship with the Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU) method, though remember you may have to pay for tax and duty if your shipment’s CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight, which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of insurance, and the cost of freight. Duty will be calculated on the sum of the CIF and the landing charges.) value is over RM500.

Our courier partners will handle the process on your behalf and will inform you beforehand on the estimated custom tax and duty you’ll need to pay to Kastam, if you have selected the DDU delivery method. Buyandship does not handle Kastam payments; you will need to pay our courier partner(s) before they can proceed with releasing your shipment. Please note that our courier partners will charge a processing fee during the procedure.


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Benefits of Overseas Online Shopping
① Oversea online shopping allows you to buy anything from your favorite brands at a lower price or with good discounts
② Wider variety & range of products are available
③ Keep up with every foreign shopping season


Why Buyandship
Any Malaysian who likes to shop online will know the frustration of picking out purchases on an American website, only to find at the checkout that the store can’t ship to Malaysia. Parcel forwarding service is the answer to this problem! Buyandship has 11 warehouses worldwide, which allows you to shop around the world! We provide our users with affordable shipping rate in Malaysia, and free parcel consolidation for you to shop in different countries. Learn More

Take a look at the price comparison below and discover how much you can save with Buyandship for shipping from the U.S. to Malaysia.

*Due to the significant reduction in the no. of flights globally, delivery time may be affected.
^Prices in RM have been rounded up to the nearest whole number and may change over time. For reference only.

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