How To Taobao
With the progress of science and technology, more and more people fall in love with buying thing on Internet, for the reason of convenient, competitive price etc. I believe most of you are familiar with Ebay, Amazon. While in recent years another platform from China called taobao become attractive. I am sure many people find lots of fun there, not just from buying lovely stuff, but also there are many things does whcih not exit in other countries. But how to Taobao caught out most people who does not speak Chinese. Below you will find the answer.
Sign Up an account on Taobao
1.Input the web address: taobao.com, ok now I guess you must be confused by the word you do not know. Its ok, just follow me.
2.Change your current location, on the left side you will find a small marking, click on it, there are many countries appears, below is a form with translation of each word means which country
|全球||The whole world|
Now choose your country and lets go to the next step
3.Still keep your eye on the left side top next to “choose country” you will find sign in and Sign up, click sign up as the image below shows.
4.In this page, you will find there is a pop up, relax, its an agreement about use taobao, just click agreed.
5. In this step you can change language, click English
6.In this step you will need your cellphone to receive the verify No. Its free. Input both your origin No. and cellphone No.
7.As follow red arrow pointed, Pull it to the end of the form, then you will find the blank turns to green color. Then click “next”
8.At this time I guess you already receive the verify No. Input the verify No. in the blank and click confirm.
9.Now you can set up your password and login Name. please note:
(1)Your cellphone No. is one of your username, you can login your account with it.
(2)Its available to use another username, but this username can not change once being used. Which means you can sign in with your cellphone No as username or the other username, both of them works. While if you choose a wrong username it can not be changed.
Setup password etc. Just check the image below
10.At this step you will need to add a bank card to your account.
First blank is Bank card No.
Second blank is your full name
Third blank is your ID
The forth blank is the cellphone No. you used when you apply your bank card. Input this cell No. and click the blank next to this, you will receive another verify No. Input the verify No. And click the agreed button.
If you do not wanna add account, you can just skip to the next step.
11.Done, you already registered taobao account. Lets move to picking up goods.
Pick up what you wanna buy
This step is not that easy for the None Chinese speaker. I can only give some simple tips:
1.Choose by category. But you need to know its not easy to find your most favourite goods. Below is a form which I made according to the sequence of Taobao. The position is the text box below Taobao logo.
|鞋靴/箱包/配件||Shoes, heels accessories|
|运动/户外/乐器||Outdoor/sports/ Musical Instruments|
Normally I will suggest choose the light weight goods for the reason of freight costs.
2.Use the search blank, if you already have target you can just put what you like in good translate and translate them to Chinese word. Then copy and paste the word to the search blank
3.After that, there are lots of results appears, its hard to pick one because all of the looks nice. Then you may need to screen. Check the image below, this is where you screen the goods. Same as previous step, you can copy the Chinese word and paste in google translation and translate it to English then you know what to do.
Place your order
Ok, lets pick one of them, I will make high heels as an example:
1.Click one of the goods which you interested in the most, kindly note which part should be clicked~check the images below
2.Here is a little tip to chose if the product is welcomed. Just see how many has been sold and how many comments they received.
You may wanna ask some questions about the goods, there is an online service, click below marked area then you can communicate with the sellers.
4.Then picked the size, color and other available choices then add to cart or buy it now.
If you choose to buy it now please click here, if you prefer add it to your cart and done the payment later please keep checking below:
after click add to cart, your will be at below page, if you want to check out you will need to choose the item then click check out, if not you can keep checking and add more to your cart. Below are some photos.
5.If you click buy it now, it will turns to the payment page, but as a new member of taobao, you will need to add your address as follows
(1)First blank: Country, options as below
|港澳||Hong Kong and Macao|
The other blank on the right side are depends which country you choose. If you choose China, the next blank are many provinces for you to choose.
While if you choose “other countries” in the first blank. The other bland on right side will be as follows(because the words there can not be copied so I translated as below for your reference), if you do not need this please just click here to skip.
|ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA||安提瓜和巴布达|
|BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA||波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维那|
|CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC||中非|
|COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS||科科斯（基林）群岛|
|HONG KONG||香港 （中国）|
|ISLE OF MAN||马恩岛|
|PAPUA NEW GUINEA||巴布亚新几内亚|
|SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES||圣文森特和格林纳丁斯|
|SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE||圣多美和普林西比|
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO||特立尼达和多巴哥|
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES||阿拉伯联合酋长国|
|WALLIS AND FUTUNA||瓦利斯群岛和富图纳群岛|
(2)Second blank is detailed address
(3)Third blank~zip code
Check the image below for your reference
6.After set up you addressee, you will to the order confirmation page, click confirm.
(1)Now you are at the payment page, in this step you will need to create a payment password like below image shows:
Kindly note, your password consisted by 6 numbers, but you are not allowed to setup as 123456, try not regular ones like 132565. Then confirm.
(2)Add payment bank account as below image shows:
(3)In order to protect your account normally Taobao will setup quota of your bank account, its Automatic, so just click next step.
(4)Input your name, ID No., cellphone No. and security code, the click confirm and pay. After that you have paid for what you bought.
Wait seller deliver
After that progress now finally we are at the most exciting step.
(1)Now you need to go to your user panel, this time I bought a shaver, below is a image at the period I paid but the buyer did not deliver, normally they will arrange the shipment at around 6pm, that depends, but mostly they will send at the day the receive your order
(2)If the seller did not send the goods you bought after you place the order for 48hours, you can remind the seller to send. As below image shows.
Ok, after wait around 6 hours my shaver finally on its way to my hand. I need to track it.
How to see if the seller already ship my goods?
As before, login your user panel, you can find the seller already ship my shaver
Move mouse arrow to the icon as below, you will find where your goods are.
Confirm and Sign
Finally my shaver arrives, you can check below photo, the seller is nice they put some air bags and packed the shaver with bubble for protection. Now I am gona shaving my face.
Ha, I won’t tell you my chin as smooth as egg without hard shell. I like it. So what I should do next is give the seller some positive comments.
If you are happy with your goods, give the seller some positive comments will be good.
Done that’s it, hope you enjoy it.
May you also like my another post: Top ten funny items sold on taobao.