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6 Taobao Hacks Every Diehard Shoppaholic Should Know

The best tips and tricks to help you get your desired purchases right to your doorstep

You want it, they’ve got it.

We’re talking about Taobao, China’s biggest consumer-to-consumer e-commerce site, also known as a true blue shopping haven for those in the know.

Whether you’re looking for Kinfolk-worthy furniture to fill your new home with, the latest electronics, or the latest styles inspired by the runway, you’re likely to find them from one of the many sellers on the platform.

To help you ease into your first buy, here are some useful tips and tricks:


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1. Use a Taobao agent

It might seem obvious, but if the Mandarin language isn’t your strong suit, a Taobao agent is your best bet for shopping on the e-commerce site, as opposed to using Google Translate. As middle man between you and the Taobao seller, the agent will help to facilitate communication, payment, as well as shipment of the product from China to your doorstep. If you’re looking for something in particular, a good agent will also be happy to help you seek it out. If the idea of a personal shopping concierge service sounds good, head on over to agents like Ezbuy, SGshop and Peeka.

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