Paying for your Taobao Order
When you order something, you will automatically be taken to this screen. In most cases, you can enter your password and you’re done. If there are any further questions, then the below guide is for you.
The Payment Password Screen
1. Order Price and Account Balance
2. Enter Your Password
The text entry box asks for your Zhifubao password (which is probably the same as your Taobao password).
3. Pay for Your Order Button
Clicking this button will release funds from your account into Taobao’s escrow. The money will wait in escrow until you receive the goods and confirm that you are satisfied. If you don’t confirm within a certain time period, the Seller will receive the funds by default. That time period is 10 days if shipped by kuaidi, and 30 days if shipped by postal mail.
Out of money?
If you reach this screen and find that your account doesn’t have enough funds, you will need to first recharge your account, and then return to this screen through Alipay. The order will be listed in Alipay, with an order status of 等买家付款 waiting for the buyer to pay.
First time? You probably need a security plug in
Alipay keeps your money locked up tight! If it is your first time, your browser will probably need a small security plug-in. The currently supported browsers are IE and Firefox, and they will soon support Google Chrome.
Password Field Error?
You may also see a password field that looks like this. If so, you are not using a supported browser, or don’t have the plugin installed. If you see this, you can copy / paste the web address into another browser such as IE and it will take you directly to this screen (after signing in), and it won’t create multiple transactions.
Any questions on this step?
Let me know in the comments.