Advanced Tactics

The Taobao goblins are constantly upgrading and updating their systems, so if any of our screenshots mismatch what you see on Taobao.com, let us know with a comment.

The shopping cart is useful if you are buying multiple, different products. It will collect your products in a cart for you to checkout all at once.

If you need to handle some business, this is where it happens. Let’s see what you can do here.

Where’s your stuff? Has the Seller shipped it? Did you forget to pay? Check it out here.

If you followed our Getting Started guide, this is not necessary. But if, for whatever reason, you need to sign up for Alipay manually, here’s how you go about that.

Besides the obvious measures of avoiding ‘too-good-to-be-true’ deals, there are several things you can do to avoid buying fake stuff on Taobao.

If you want to find out how much money you have, the status of your order, make payments, or look at your past orders, this is where it happens.

The future is here! The machines can translate for us. We are one world! Here is a short list of some useful tools.

Before you buy any product. It is good practice to contact the seller and ask a few questions.

Optional good housekeeping for after you receive your package.

If the stuff you want is not covered in our awesome guide to stuff to buy on Taobao, you will have to run a search. Here are a few quick tips to help you find good stuff.