Online shopping is an easy and convenient way to buy things. It will save you time and money. When you study in China, you can try to buy things on China’s online website. Ia��ll tell you how to buy things online and give you the tips on getting big discount.

There are many online shopping websites in China. Taobao is the biggest website in China. You can buy almost everything on it. Taobao has 2 versions: taobao.com is for little sellers who are retailers, while tmall.com is for the famous brands or manufacturers.

taobao.com

taobao.com

tmall.com

tmall.com

A�We recommend you go shopping on tmall.com. It is like its name, a mall, A�Taobao willA�protect the rights of consumers.

At present, all of the online shopping websites are in Chinese language. But if you know the basic online shopping Chinese and have a Chinese address, you can also easily buy things online at a cheap price.

Step by Step, shopping online

1.A�Registration

You can find a�?e?????a�? on the left top of the website.A�a�?e?????a�? means register. Click it you can choose the English version to finish the registration.

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a�?e?????a�? register, click to register

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When you submit you will have to enter your cellphone number. They will send you theA�verification numberA�to your phone and you enter it to finish the verification.

If you can’t get to the English version, you can learn these Chinese word

c�???�a?? Username
a?�c�? Password
c?�e��a?�c�? Confirm Password
e??e??c�? Verification Code
c��a�?e��c�� Email Address

After registration, you have to fill your basic information, such as name, address(a?�a?�), cellphone number(c��e??).

 

A�2. Search

You can enter the brand or the thing to search. But you have to translate it to Chinese word first. Searchi?s???c??.

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3. Add to cart

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aS�a�?e?�c��e?�: Add to cart

c��a?�e?�a?�: Buy it now

c��c��: Buy all in the cart

4. Pay

After you choose the address which you can get the package and submit the order. You have to pay online. There are many ways to pay, such as use credit card, internet bank and alipay(more like Paypal).

In this step, the money is first paid to Taobao, when you get the package and confirm the order. Then the A�money will send to the sellers. This will protect buyers from getting nothing and losing money.

Buyer pay to->A�TaobaoA�send order to->seller send the package to->A�Buyer confirm the order->A�TaobaoA�send money to-> Seller

5. Get the package and confirm the order

There is a rule in Taobao, the seller must send the package within 72 hours, most of them will send the package in 24 hours. You will get the package in 1-7 days. It depend on distance between you and the seller.

6. Others

If there is anything wrong with the goods, contact the seller at the first time. You have the right to return the goods in 7 days if you haven’t used it.

Tips on big discount

In general, you will find discount on every holiday: both on Chinese traditional festivals and western holidays. TheA�particular goods will have discount, such likeA�Valentine’s day to buy the chocolate,A�A�women’s day to buy theA�cosmetics.

Besides, Taobao has its own big discount. On November 11st, we called it “double 11″, most of the shops on tmall.com have 50% off discount. On December 12nd, we called it “double 12″, most of the shops on taobao.com have big discount.

Another big discount is from the A�December to the Chinese spring festival. It is about 2 months, includingA�ChristmasA�day, New year’s day and the Chinese spring festival.

Other online shopping websites

1a?�a?�: to buy food and commodities

a?�a?�c?�: to buy books and CDs

a?�a??: to buy digital products

QQ???a�?20131101095038: amazon Chinese version,A�A�familiar pages, you can easily buying thing.