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 from our China warehouse to your doorstep in the Philippines!
Step 01: Go to Taobao’s Landing Page
Okay, first things first, go to Taobao’s landing page. It looks a little overwhelming at first since everything is in Chinese character but don’t worry, you can always use a Google Translate Chrome Extension. Click here to learn how.
Step 02: Signup or Login to Your Account
Create an account if you’re new to the site or simply log-in to your account if you already have one. 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.
Step 03: Browse Your Favorite Products
You can either browse through the different categories or use the search bar. You can trust Taobao to provide the best listings from apparel to home goods. Make sure to review each item carefully and if you’re satisfied with the product/s you choose, you can choose to either “Buy item now” or place it in your shopping cart by hitting “Add to Cart” Before you purchase an item, always check the reviews and recent transactions to avoid any inconvenience.
Buyandship Tip: You can use their coupons to save more money!
Step 04: Review Cart and Hit “Checkout”
If you’re happy with your finds, review your cart one last time and then Proceed to Checkout by clicking the red button at the lower right.
Step 05: Enter Shipping Information
Since our China Warehouse is written in Chinese Character, we’ll go through with you what to encode in your shipping address as stated in your Buyandship Dashboard. First, go to your Buyandship Account, under the ‘Overseas Warehouse Address’ section, click on the ‘China’ Tab. It has specific instructions if you’re going to buy products from Taobao.
Simply fill in the address, as pictured below:
- For the first tab, you are choosing >>Guangdong Province>> Shenzhen >>Baoan District >> Fuyong Street or in Chinese 》广东省 》深圳市 》宝安区 》福永街道
- For the second tab, copy the address and your Member ID from the China Tab in your Overseas Warehouse Address.
- For the third Tab, input our China Address zip code.
- For the fourth one, copy the Recipient from the China Tab in your Overseas Warehouse Address.
- And lastly, input Buyandship China’s Telephone Number.
Once you are done filling out the shipping section, click the box and hit the blue button below to continue to Payment. You’ll be redirected to your cart, just click “Submit Orders” to proceed.
You can set our China’s shipping address when you’re about to place your order or you can set it up before you browse for your favorite products for easy checkout.
Step 06: Enter Payment Information
You will be redirected to Alipay where you have to input your credit/ debit card number first.
After that, you will be redirected to the billing section, enter your Philippine Address or the address you place in your credit/debit card instead. To clarify:
- Shipping Address = Buyandship China Warehouse Address
- Billing Address= Credit Card Address
Once you’re done, click “Confirm Payment” to proceed.
Step 08: Wait For Your Tracking Number
Once you’re done, you will be redirected to Taobao’s page and you’re all set! Simply wait for Taobao’s confirmation email that would consist of your tracking number and order details. If you have an account, simply check the order status in your account under “To be Received”
Step 09: Declare Your Shipment
Once you get your tracking code from Taobao, log in to your Buyandship Account, and declare your shipment. All you have to do is:
- Go to ‘Parcel Management’
- Hit ‘Click Here to Add a New Shipment’
- Enter the Warehouse you ship it to, in this case, select ‘Dongguan, China’
- If the email says which courier they use, select the respective courier. But if you don’t know, choose ‘Other Couriers,’ instead
- Enter your Tracking Number
- Fill out the Product Details (Click ‘Add New Item’ if you bought multiple items)
- Check all of the Terms and Conditions
- Hit ‘Submit’
If you wanted a more elaborate explanation of how to do it, click here.
Step 10: Wait For Your Parcel To Be in Parcel Management “Arrived At HK Warehouse”
Once it is in “Arrived at HK warehouse” in Parcel Management, you can checkout your shipments separately or consolidate your shipments (not separate items) by ticking on the box next to your tracking number. Once each shipment arrives HK warehouse you have free consolidation services and 42 days of storage. If you want to checkout, fill out the checkout details, and proceed to payment.
Step 11: Pay for Buyandship’s Shipping Rate
We charge purely based on weight so, you don’t have to compute for complicated math equations. Plus, we have the lowest shipping rate in the Philippines! We have 2 Pricing Options: Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) Check out the Features of DDP and DDU on the images below:
This goes without saying that if your parcel weighs exactly or less than 1 pound, we only charge you the designated amount but if the weight exceeds 1 pound, we round it up. But don’t worry because you always have the choice to consolidate your items to maximize your money- that’s a whole other conversation so it’s best if you just read more about consolidation here.
Once you get notified that you’re parcel is in our HK Warehouse, all you need to do is pay the service fee before we process it. Buyandship only accepts Internationally accepted Mastercard or Visa or Virtual Cards for a safer and faster way to pay.
Step 12: Wait For Your Parcel To Arrive in Your Doorstep in the Philippines
Last step! All you have to do is sit, relax, and wait for your parcels to arrive at your doorstep in the Philippines. Get to enjoy your new steals directly from China!