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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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2. Pick the right Taobao agent

Now that you’ve established the need to engage a Taobao agent, know what you’re getting into. For a hassle-free shopping experience, take note of the following: Your agent should be able to liaise with the seller on your behalf in case of disputes; he should be able to check that correct orders are placed, alert you if you’re buying from a potentially fraudulent seller and finally, be able to repack your purchases to save you shipping fees.

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