How to Buy from Taobao
A B C, The easiest way to buy from Taobao.com with Protection
A, Search in English
Searching Taobao – No Chinese Required
Yes, just type items name in English on Taobao search box! You will search the items you want.
Of course, get more Related Searches for your items, chinese name is ever better.
You can use Google Translate to find keyword and product name, copy it and paste into Taobao search box.
B, Check the Seller Feedback
Scroll down seaching results and click on the product that looks good. On the product page, look here and make sure that the Seller is highly rated. A good rule of thumb is at least 99% Positive Feedback on more than 500 transactions.
Hearts < Diamonds < Crowns
These represent how many transactions the Seller has successfully dealed.
Flowers: Red, Yellow and Black
Red = Positive Feedback
Yellow = Neutral
Black = Negative Feedback
Click the seller's transaction number and you can see the detail.
C, Send List to MailATM
Now, it's OK. Please copy and paste the link into file: Order List, send the Order List file to MailATM. Our buying expert will check the list and then send you a shopping order to pay. When you finish the payment, MailATM will complete it.
You can check the received item's update online and receive the email notice.
(Download file: Personal Shopper Order List)
The Service Fee:
* Premium Membership: Handling Fee:US$5.00 per order, Service Fee: 5% of the total order.
* Standard Membership: Handling Fee:US$5.00 per order, Service Fee: 10% of the total order.
* Paypal Transfer Fee: 3.9% + US$0.30 per payment. (Updated on June 14, 2013)
You can use Paypal, Bank Transfer, Western Union to recharge your account.
|Paypal||Western Union||Bank Transfer|
|Minimum Transaction Amount||USD10~||USD500~||USD500~|
|Transfer Fee||*3.9%+USD0.30 per payment *||*non||*|
*1.Paypal Transfer Fee is only for Personal Shopper Service when Personal Shopper Order is placed.
Premium Membership: Handling Fee:US$5.00 per order, Service Fee: 5% of the total order.
Standard Membership: Handling Fee:US$5.00 per order, Service Fee: 10% of the total order.
Paypal Transfer Fee: 3.9% + US$0.30 per payment. (Updated on June 14, 2013)
*2.We do not charge Paypal Transfer Fee for Shipping charge if you recharge by Paypal.
*3.We always give 3.9% discount for Western Union and Bank Transfer payment on Shipping.
*4.Please ensure the amount deposited to the account is same as the amount of Recharge Order, Bank Transfer Fee on both sides should be paid separately.
Can International Buyers Buy from Taobao?
Yes! Buyers outside of China can buy from Taobao, but you will need some help with Communication, Shipping and Payment. We recommend using MailATM Taobao Agent - a personal shopper service that specializes in helping people overseas buy from Taobao.
Does Taobao Ship Overseas?
Taobao is comprised of thousands of little shops, like eBay. They'll ship anywhere, but they usually don't have experience sending items overseas and they are not able to get more discount shipping charges. MailATM is always chosen to act by overseas buyers. MailATM is able to save a lot on international shipping to reduce buyers cost more.
Could I order from Taobao directly?
Unfortanetly, you are not able to receive MobilePhone Verification Code to complete the register, and then you are not able to recharge any money to your Taobao account. Taobao's Alipay (like Paypal) can only be funded by Chinese banks locally.
What does MailATM Taobao Agent do?
MailATM buying experts will help you communicate with the Taobao sellers to palce orders, handle the Alipay payment. To receive and check your goods to make sure the quality and quantity.