Comment on How to Buy From 1688.com As a Foreigner (Full Guide 2022) by Eric.
Yes, 1688’s Chinese suppliers are basically no different from those you find on google and Alibaba, you can do business with them directly if you don’t mind their weak English.
But if it’s your first time dealing with this supplier or a large order, it’s better to split the payment.
Eric Also Commented
If registering an account is difficult for you, you need to use an agent to purchase there, which will save you a lot of time.
Unfortunately there is basically no way to unblock your account.
You can register a new one.
sure, sometimes I ask for a discount for one single item.
I know some Chinese banks like BOC have some branches in Singapore, you can call and ask the local branch.
maybe you can transfer the money to your Chinese bank card at those branches.
Recent Comments by Eric
Hi, if you choose “Official Direct Shipping(官方直送)”, items will be shipped directly to you without 2nd payment as you already paid for international shipping in the first payment.
Hi, you can try this link
it says they are updating the account verification feature. you have to wait for more days.
maybe this is a good update so that foreigners can verify their 1688 accounts more conveniently.
Thank you for your comment, Steven.
It’s not easy to buy on Taobao, especially if you don’t know Chinese. There are many confusing and weird things.
I hope my article can make your journey a little easier.