Taobao agent is widely recommended to be used if you intend to buy products from China while being outside of China, may these be gadgets, clothing, shoes or any other item you can think of, since China is an expert in manufacturing these kinds of products. Here are some things you need to know before you start taobao shopping;
Mode of communication:
The purpose of taobao agent is to eliminate the gap between a buyer and a seller since English language is used and the agent can communicate with the seller in China about any information you might desire such as availability, sizes etc. Thus your needs are fairly communicated with the help of the agent.
Searching the best results:
The best results can be searched via the taobao agent with the help of popularity, reviews, best sellers, newest editions or the products according to the season. You just need to understand the user interface of the taobao website thoroughly so that you know how to navigate between various categories and select the product suiting best to your needs.
Choosing the best seller:
Your favorite product can be received by you if only you choose the best seller possible. The best seller is the one who has great customer reviews, great reputations in terms of product quality and successful delivery according to promised standards the maximum number of times the product was ordered. Often best sellers are viewed as 5 stars or crowns as can be seen at the buyer’s website.
Understand the mode of payment:
Payment methods have become safe with online shopping modes and you need to see how will the payment method affect your needs e.g. does it offer payments via PayPal, Credit or Debit cards and see if any payment method has extra charges associated with it. Also if the payment is in other currency, you will have to check that what the exchange rate which the seller is offering is.
Have a look at the mode of shipping and the charges of shipping which are associated with any product. For me, I normally first look at the products with free shipping or the lowest shipping rates by comparing the products from the agent website, but do make sure that the shipping number of days are matching with your needs and there are options available for quick shipping with extra charges.