25.03.2020What’s Taobao, Tmall and 1688?
Taobao is one of the largest and most popular Chinese online stores. It offers over 8 million products for every taste. You can find absolutely any product from a variety of clothes to rare collectable goods. And the main plus of Taobao is low prices for goods. It makes the online store even more attractive to customers. Tmall is part of Taobao and also has hundreds of Chinese sellers and stores. But buyers deal only with the best and most trusted sellers here, as well as with well-known brands. This is the main difference between Tmall and Taobao. So, goods can be sold by any people on Taobao, but Tmall site includes only checked sellers, corresponding to certain parameters — customers' feedback, compliance with trade rules and many others. That’s why Tmall prices are much higher than Taobo prices. But they offer various discounts and stocks often when you can buy a good thing at a very attractive price. And our third provider is 1688.com. It is a small-wholesale branch of Alibaba, which is the owner of Taobao and Tmall. Since the online store is oriented towards wholesale purchases, goods price depends on its quantity. The more items of the product you order, the lower is its price. This is the main advantage of 1688.Although there is a retail sale for some products. They also have very good prices. And that’s because by buying at 1688, you work directly with Chinese manufacturers, so it’s much more profitable than buying at other Chinese market places. It is very common that sellers from Taobao or Aliexpress order goods from 1688 and then resell them with their mark-up. People who don’t live in China have a hard enough time buying from these online stores. All information is available in Chinese only, prices are in yuan, and there are questions with international delivery. In addition, Alibaba closed its online shopping to unregistered users. But you can find and buy any goods from Taobao in our online shop. All descriptions, characteristics and prices of goods are available in an accessible manner to the buyers. In your native language and currency. We will also deliver your goods as soon as possible. Enjoy your shopping!
25.03.2020What goods are prohibited for purchase?
Any goods can be moved across the customs border except prohibited ones. Sensitive / Prohibited Goods weapons and weapons of all kinds of military models and ammunition; explosives, potent poisons; hazardous waste; special technical means intended for secret information obtaining; narcotic and psychotropic substances, as well as devices for their use; human organs and (or) tissues, blood and its components; works of art and antiquities, antiques and objects of significant artistic, historical or cultural value; works of print and media that undermine the moral of population; other items whose import (export) is prohibited in accordance with the law. GOODS PROHIBITED FOR IMPORTING BY ANY WAY: ozone-depleting substances; Plant protection products falling within the scope of Annexes A and B of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of May,22, 2001; implements (catch) of aquatic biological resources; ethyl alcohol and alcoholic products with a total volume of more than 5 liters per person over the age of 18; more than 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco, or these products in a set with a total weight of more than 250 grams per person over 18 years of age. GOODS PROHIBITED TO IMPORT AT INTERNATIONAL MAILS (other than those listed above): alcoholic beverages, ethyl alcohol, beer; any kind of tobacco products and smoking mixtures; any types of weapons (their parts), cartridges for them (their parts), structurally similar to civilian and official weapons products; radioactive materials; cultural values; goods subject to quick spoilage; live animals, with the exception of bees, leeches, silkworms; plants in any form and condition, plant seeds; precious stones in any form and condition, natural diamonds, with the exception of jewelry; narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, including in the form of drugs; other goods prohibited for shipment in accordance with acts of the Universal Postal Union and the customs legislation of the customs union. Be attentive when ordering goods!