China’s online shopping boom is the gift that keeps on giving to both consumers and platforms. Although not as big or widely publicized as the 11-11 (November 11) shopping spree discounts, most shops on Taobao, TMall, and JD.com are offering discounts on December 12, dubbed 12-12. The trick to online shopping success is very simple. Don’t like the little road block of the site being in Chinese stop you. Here are tips on walking away with quality products at an affordable price.
You should bookmark the items you want to get your hands on before hand. During these discount days, not all products are going to be marked down. Doing recon is important to get the fast selling products from the more popular sites. This saves you the frustration of putting the wrong item on the cart and later going back to get the right now. It only take a few minutes to have products sell out.
The debating is over, the overthinking and doubt are cast aside and now it’s time to get clicking and fast. These platforms are for the whole of China and not Beijing only so you are competing for limited products with millions of shoppers.
When checking out the normal system might crash, make sure you have a plan B and that’s should be where you call a friend or use a switch the mode of payment. All in all be prepared to spend at least ten minutes getting a successful payment option.
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