Buying on Taobao from Hong Kong
Howdy, Hong Kong!
We’re not from Hong Kong, so we’re not too sure about the exact procedures for buying from the SAR. But we do know this much:
- You will need to be registered as a HK user on Taobao and Alipay
- You will need to have a Visa card issued by HSBC, Standard Chartered or DBS Bank
Not sure if you are registered as a HK user?
Here’s how you can check. First go to the recharge money screen. You should see a Visa symbol as shown below. Only HK-registered accounts are able to see the Visa symbol.
If you have made it to this step, you are probably pretty smart. Check out the Taobao offical Hong Kong User Guide here. We’re not HK registered, so let us know if the actual Taobao website is not as shown in the official guide. Drop any additional knowledge in the comments!
Big thanks to commenter Shiela for being our test subject.