A guide to purchase from Taobao and 1688.com

1688.com and Taobao are literally the most popular wholesale and procurement websites in China (one of the most popular wholesale websites for the Chinese people), mostly for wholesales and manufacturing. To market their goods on 1688.com and Taobao, all vendors must obtain government business licences. To demonstrate their level of loyalty and seriousness for collaboration, all vendors will be required to pay an annual membership fee of 6888 CNY. Since this website is legitimate and the vendors are genuine, these sellers are genuine and not scammers.

Today, we will help you understand the whole process of purchasing products from 1688.com and Taobao. In case you need help, you can consult Morefar Global, which is one of the leading China Sourcing agents that can help you source products from these two websites.

Here is a step by step guide to purchase products from 1688.com and Taobao

Firstly, we will receive your shopping list

You need to provide us with a shopping list including:

  • Product link
  • Color
  • Size
  • Quantity
  • Unit price
  • Product Picture

The following picture is an example of a shopping list.

Secondly, we will confirm the list with the suppliers.

When we receive your list, we will have a check:

  • Click the link that you provided and ask the supplier for stock to double confirm whether it meets to your quantity. If it does not, then we will revise in the list.
  • Confirm each link with the shipping cost, then we will add the delivery cost to our warehouse(in Guangzhou) in the list.
  • Check the volume and weight of the product with the supplier and supplement them in the list to facilitate the estimation of international shipping costs.


Thirdly, we will charge a payment for goods.

Based on the first two procedures, we will send you a correct list with the total price for goods and their delivery costs, and only After receiving the customer’s remittance can we help you place orders.


Fourthly, we will finish placing the order in 3 days after receiving payment.

When we place the order, we will use the customer’s name and the serial number of each link in the list as the shipping mark, for example, SG-01, to confirm whether each product has been ordered.


Fifthly, we will await shipment and update the arrived goods in time.

  • Print out the list and mark when we receive the package.
  • Have a quality check on each package, confirm the quantity, color, size, and so on. We will take photos with each package and feedback in time.
  • After the quality check, we will pack them into a big carton, and then adopt a more reasonable packing method to reduce the volume of the goods and save your transportation costs.
  • Update the percentage of non-arrival packages before we leave the office every day.


Finally, we will arrange shipment to your destination.

  • We will use your name and the number of boxes to mark each box. If there are 12 boxes in total, we will use xx-01 to xx-12 to identify each box. The packing list will include the links to what product are in each box to make more convenient for your follow-up inspection.

  • We will provide you with a variety of transportation methods, and you can choose the method you want. Then we calculate the international shipping cost to you and send the goods.

Moefar Global can help you source products from these two websites, and we specialize in product sourcing from 1688.com. You can contact our sourcing agents to get a better picture of how to source from these two websites.