Getting Started

Welcome to Taobao! You just found your new favorite shop. Even if your don’t know much Chinese, you’ll be ready to buy in three easy steps.

Buying From Outside of China?

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Sign Up for a Taobao Account

Signing up requires only a Chinese mobile phone and takes less than a minute.

Enter Recharge Numbers Online

This will add money to your Taobao account. Click Click Done.

Go to the Post Office to Buy a Recharge Card

It’s just like buying a recharge card for your mobile phone.