How to find products on 1688 and Taobao

It’s insanely easy to find any product you’re looking for on either https://www.1688.com or https://www.taobao.com as long as you know what you’re searching for.

Especially with 1688Direct here to help you make purchases directly from factories!

We have simplified the process into 6 easy steps.

Before starting your search for a low price from the millions of manufacturers and sellers on these two websites, you’ll need a few tools in order to overcome the major barrier being the language.

  1. Get a translation software or APP

If you’re using a computer to access these sites, then the easiest way to translate them is to use a Google Chrome browser. The translation is simple when using a computer, simply right click on anywhere around the page and select translate.

On a computer

On a mobile device

If you’re using a mobile device, subsequently Google Chrome browser app for mobile devices would be needed. Simply access google chrome “option” with the website page still open, and select “translate”

Check out the before and after pictures of mobile phone translation

2. Get an English-Chinese translation dictionary

You’ll need to know the name of the product you intend to find…in CHINESE too. if you’re looking for “curtain hooks” for example, You wouldn’t find many products if you entered “curtain hooks” English! That’s why you’ll need to translate each product name for English to Chinese, then copy-paste it on 1688 or Taobao and you’ll be showered with thousands of search results!

3. Send us the product links

Send us the links to the products you’d like to have our team purchase for you, by right-clicking on the address bar in your browser and copy! When sending us the product link details, do include some more specific details like sizes, colors, quantity etc.

Once we receive your request, we’ll confirm for product availability, and send you the total amount due for payment.

Once payment to our local bank account has been confirmed, we’ll make payment and have goods shipped to our office in China.

We’ll process the goods ready for shipment once we receive them in our Chinese warehouse and inform you of the total weight and shipment fee.

We’ll dispatch the goods as soon as we confirm the payment.

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