A Basic Guide to Shopping with Chinese Online Stores

Now online cross-border trading has become a hot trend around the world. Thanks to the fast development of e-commerce, people at most corners of the world are able to shop directly with sellers or suppliers in other countries or regions on the Internet. This post will introduce all the basic knowledge you may need to start buying things straight from China-based online shops.


When we try to use a foreign shopping website to purchase what we need, the first and foremost concern is always about security. Doing research to find out legitimate or trusted stores is only not necessary but extremely important. That would help you stay away from lots of hassles or troubles so never ignore this step.
shopping security
Here we would suggest you evaluate the credibility of a Chinese website by the following means:

1. Read real customer reviews on the shopping website or in other third-party shopping review websites.

2. Refer to the opinions published by professional reviewers who are not working for the website but have a deep insight into the whole Chinese foreign trade industry.

3. Check if the website is protected by information protection service like Norton or McAfee, which can ensure that your credit card and other confidential information you input into the website won’t be seen or taken by other parties. Most websites using such service put a related-seal at the bottom of the homepage while some may not even if they do use an authoritative protection service, e.g. Aliexpress.com.

However, note that some may use a fake seal to cheat on website visitors while they actually do not use the service at all. You can try to click on the seal to see if it shows the related information stated by the service provider. Based on our research, if a Chinese website uses a security service to protect its website, it should be a bigger, safer or better site worth your trust. In practice, many Chinese websites are not protected by such service. If you are worried that your personal information may be stolen by unknown parties, you are encouraged to go for those under protection.


Banggood.com Launched A New Payment Method: Credit Cards

Since February, 2014, Banggood.com started to accept credit cards addition to their previously supported payment methods including Paypal, Western Union and Wire Transfer. This means customers from all over the world now can use credit cards to directly make payment for products ordered with the China-based online store.

Most of the world popular credit cards are accepted by Banggood, including Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Visa Delta, Master Card, Debit Master Card, Diners, JCB and Discover. As for my personal advice, when it comes to shopping with Chinese international online stores, credit cards are always the safest and the best payment option, followed by Paypal. I would never encourage you to use Western Union or Wire Transfer unless you have completely trusted the store you are going to trade with, especially for first orders with a website you are not at all familiar with. By using credit cards to pay for what you buy, you can request a chargeback from your credit card company when you find something is wrong with your order. For more details about the payment methods available at Banggood.com, please click here.

Credit Cards Accepted by Banggood.com

Note that only online foreign trading companies with better capacities are able to support credit card payment. So this is also a sign showing that Banggood.com has become a quite powerful shopping website in the Chinese international online retail and wholesale arena. As a legitimate and reliable firm, Banggood.com ensure that the credit card information you use to make the payment at the website is well protected and won’t sell or leak your card information to any third party.

These years, we as a third party have been witnessing how fast Banggood.com are growing in terms of product range, service standards and company size. When we are asked to name the best Chinese shopping websites to buy quality electronic gadgets or RC toys at reasonable prices, the site is always ranked top on our personal recommendation list.

Other Chinese global stores accepting credit cards (not via Paypal) include:

Fashion & Accessories

Consumer Electronics & Accessories

Comprehensive Shopping Malls

Bags & Shoes

Jewelry & Watches

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