Comment on How To Buy Directly From Taobao:The Complete Guide 2021 by Cass.
Does your Alipay account still need to be verified to use Taobao or Tmall? The steps above implies that you just need to create the Alipay payment password and then you can proceed with payment.
I signed up with Taobao last year but couldn’t add anything to my cart (due to security risk) because my Alipay account was not verified.
Thanks for your very comprehensive guide!