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Your Ultimate Guide on Alibaba, AliExpress, and Taobao’s 11.11 Sale

November 9, 2021

Are you ready for Asia’s Biggest Sale? 11.11 Global Shopping Festival is just 5 days away!

Also known as Singles’ Day, Double 11, or 11.11 sale, the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival is one of Asia’s Biggest Sale Event of the year! It happens annually where you can find crazy deals Up to 90% OFF on many items across participating brands like Alibaba, AliExpress, and More!

Every year, the 11.11 Single’s Day Sale gets bigger and better, with more online shopping websites worldwide. The 11.11 sale originally became famous through the Chinese market and its top e-commerce platform, Taobao. But it’s no longer just about shopping on Taobao or Tmall anymore as international brands are following suit after seeing the amount of success it garnered!  This is the perfect opportunity to shop for early Christmas Gifts for your friends and family~ Mark your calendars, set your alarm, and get ready to shop for this epic sale event.

Your Ultimate Guide on 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Is this your first time shopping overseas for 11.11? We have some tips up our sleeves to share with you to prepare for your 11.11 Global Sale Shopping!

Familiarize Yourself with Each Platform

Since most of the participating brands in 11.11 Sale are in China/ Hong Kong, their respective page would most probably like written in Chinese Characters as well. Navigating their interface can be a bit tricky especially if this is going to be your first time shopping in select foreign brands. Don’t worry, we created a comprehensive tutorial blog on major participating brands if you were to use Buyandship Philippines for your purchase.

➡️ How to Buy From Alibaba Using Buyandship PH

➡️ How to Buy From AliExpress Using Buyandship PH

➡️ How to Buy From JD ID Using Buyandship PH

➡️ How to Buy From Taobao Using Buyandship PH

Make Use of Google Translate

Like we said in the previous point, most of the 11.11 Sale participating brands would be in a foreign language so, you are going to need a Google Translate Chrome Extension~ It automatically translates the whole page for you, making your overseas online shopping a whole lot easier.

➡️ How to Install and Use Google Translate Chrome Extension

Prepare Your Shopping List and Create an Account to the Respective Online Store

Start formulating your shopping list now, add the product page to your favorite bookmarks, or pre-add it to your Wish List of the website. As long as the discounted price is launched in the next few days, you can directly add the product to the shopping cart without any hassle and proceed to checkout easily.

Remember to fill in Buyandship’s Warehouse Address to your Address Book to save more time and score huge deals.

Download 11.11 Coupon Codes in Advance
Most sellers or online stores offer discount coupons during the 11.11 Sale Event. On AliExpress, Taobao, or Tmall, you can visit the respective stores or brands to check out what available coupons they have. Make sure to download them beforehand and store them in your account. Even if you end up not using some of them, at the very least you’ll have extra savings when you shop if you do!

Prepare Multiple Payment Options
To avoid payment issues, prepare multiple payment options before the 11.11 Sale period. Most sellers on AliExpress, Taobao, and Tmall do accept international credit/debit cards. If you’re using your credit/debit cards to shop, make sure to call your issuing bank ahead of time to inform them of international shopping charges.

And if you’re in the Philippines, you also have the option to pay using e-wallets like PayPal, Paymaya, and GCash, if your respective Philippine banks (especially for debit cards) are under maintenance in the middle of the night.

Use Buyandship’s International Forwarding Service
During 11.11, the shipment volume going out of China will be massive so delays in getting your purchases to you might happen. Even scarier is when you can’t track your parcel once it leaves China. Here’s a pro tip: AliExpress, Taobao, and Tmall often offer free shipping within China and Hong Kong during 11.11, so you only need to consider the Buyandship shipping costs! Keep in mind, that some other websites charge handling and agent fees. But with Buyandship you never have to be afraid of any hidden fees!

👉 Doesn’t have an account yet? Sign Up Here to access our 12 warehouse locations worldwide!

👉 Here’s a step-by-step guide on How To Sign Up and Get Verified

Pro Tip: You’ll get FREE PHP 50 credits when you activate your Buyandship Account!

Notes to Keep in Mind When You Use Buyandship PH For Your 11.11 Global Sale Shopping

During major festivals, the delivery time is expected to be longer. We, in the Buyandship team, know that everyone wants to deliver their items to their homes immediately so, we will definitely work hard to deliver the goods to you as soon as we can. On that note, here are a few notes to keep in mind when shopping at these discount festivals and if you’re going to use Buyandship at your purchase:

During major festivals, the delivery time is expected to be longer. We, in the Buyandship team, know that everyone wants to deliver their items to their homes immediately so, we will definitely work hard to deliver the goods to you as soon as we can. On that note, here are a few notes to keep in mind when shopping at these discount festivals and if you’re going to use Buyandship at your purchase:

1. Address filling format

Go to your dashboard > Overseas Warehouse Addresses and simply copy and paste our addresses to your shipping information, depending on which warehouse you wanted to ship your products to. In addition to this, make sure to fill in the Buyandship Membership ID in “Name” so, it would be easier for us to sort your parcel once it arrives at our warehouse.

2. Payment Method and Billing Address

Just like what we stated in the earlier part of the blog, most US Web Stores either/both accept internationally-accepted credit/debit cards and Paypal as the mode of payment. Please take note to use your real name and Philippine Address and upon the billing section to ensure a hassle-free transaction.

3. Declare Your Shipments

If the shipment is not declared before arriving at the warehouse, the warehouse colleague may postpone processing your shipment, and may not be able to issue the “Notified Shipment Notification” immediately, so it will be delayed until the shipment is received. So, it’s really important that once you receive the tracking number from the merchant store you shop from,  declare your shipment to your BNS Account. Click here to learn more about how to declare your shipment. 

If there is no tracking number provided from the seller and if the seller filled out your shipping address correctly with your member ID, and was delivered to our warehouse, please wait for an email from us that you have an “Undeclared Shipment” In that same email, there is a tracking number in which you can just copy and paste and declare your shipment. Once you have declared your shipment it should move to “Arrived at Overseas Warehouse” status in Parcel Management.

4. Shipment Size Restrictions

If deemed necessary, our warehouse will repack and replace packaging without prior notice. Every single shipment (Per Tracking number) must not exceed 55 pounds for Metro Manila and 20 pounds for Non-Metro Manila. If the single parcel exceeds 20 pounds, please do not consolidate it with other parcels. After the parcel consolidation:

  • The sum of all 3 sides cannot exceed 150 CM
  • Each side cannot exceed 100 CM
  • Volumetric Weight can not exceed 5 times the actual weight

Note: Calculation for Volumetric Weight: [Length (CM) x Width (CM) x Height (CM)] ÷ 6,000 x 2.2046

If the parcel exceeds any of the above limitations, additional charges may be required. The overseas warehouse may also reject the parcel or the delivery fee may be calculated by Volumetric Weight.

5. Prohibited Goods

Please read “Prohibited Items Catalog” before shopping. If you have doubts or unclear products, you can always send us the product link on Facebook, Instagram, or start a webchat on the site to confirm if we’ll allow your item. It’s better to be safe and sure, above all.

6. Where Can I Find More Information on Buyandship’s Online Shopping and Shipping?

Other than our Website, Facebook Page, Instagram, we have a community in our FB group where we post all of the latest deals and updates regarding Buyandship. You can also share with our members your shopping experience and concerns regarding Buyandship or overseas shopping in general. Join us if you wanted a community to relate to or vent out to; we’ll be waiting for you!

👉 Buyandship’s Facebook Group

👉 Buyandship’s Facebook Page

👉 Buyandship’s Instagram Page