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How to Contact Taobao Customer Service

Due to the language barrier, you can easily run into some trouble with your orders, shipping, returns, money .etc when you buy directly from Taobao. Contacting the Taobao customer service department is the best way to solve your problem, but it is not an easy thing.

In fact, it can be difficult to even locate contact information for Taobao anywhere on the website.

To assist you, here are several ways you can get in touch with taobao customer service when you have a problem with Taobao.

#1. how to contact taobao

I only found taobao phone support,online form and emal contact info,they do provided a link to their livechat,but it is robot that only answers in Chinese,so it is useless for you.

Taobao English customer service request form

here is the link,you must login to fill out this form,so if your account is blocked,you can not use this method.

Taobao Hotline:

Hong Kong

  • phone number: (852)30183610
  • working time: Monday-Sunday,9:00-18:00


  • phone number: (886)277054306
  • working time: Monday-Sunday,9:00-18:00


  • phone number: (65)31633159
  • working time:Monday-Sunday,9:00-18:00


  • phone number: (60)392125564
  • working time:Monday-Sunday,9:00-18:00


  • phone number: (61)383738606
  • working time:Monday-Sunday,7:00-18:00

Other areas

  • phone number: (852)30183610
  • working time: Monday-Sunday,9:00-18:00

Note #1: When you are from”Other areas”,before making the calling,please notice that it is not a toll free,it is a HongKong phone number,so the rate will not be cheap.

Note #2: Taobao sometimes change the phone number, you can check the original page here to make sure the contact number is not outdated.

Contact Taobao via social media

Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/sea.taobao/ or https://www.facebook.com/taobao.global/

On Instagram, they’re — https://www.instagram.com/taobao.official/

#2. how to contact alipay

when you have problems with your money, payments, refund, bank account,you need to contact alipay to solve it.

Alipay phone support number:

Taobao and alipay share the same phone number,so you can call taobao support phone number,after getting through,choose service language and Press “1 “to talk with Alipay support.

Alipay livechat support:

Step 1:

Click this link to go to livechat page

Step 2:

Copy&paste Chinese keywords”人工客服”in the Dialog and click the grey “发送” button to send this query to their system.”人工客服” means live human support,so this step is to tell alipay you need to chat with a real person.

Step 3:

Then you will see a blue button with text”连接在线客服”,click it,and will connect you with a Alipay customer support member. Hopefully, your issue will be resolved quickly and easily.

#3. how to contact your forwarder warehouse

Warehouse plays a key role during the whole taobao shopping process,your orders will be shipped from seller to warehouse,then from warehouse to your address.If you are a newbie,you most likely will run into some problems related with it.So It is important you know how to contact the guys there.

contact your warehouse via “Cross-border logistics management(跨境物流管理)” page.

Step 1:

Log into your taobao account,Click [跨境物流管理(cross-border logistics management)] in the upper right corner of Taobao homepage or click here.

Step 2:

On the [待集运订单(To be shipped)] tab,you need to select your forwarder(by default,it is 官方配送服务), you can click [集运操作咨询(Consolidation Consultation)] or [问题咨询(Problem Consultation)] to contact forwarder Customer Service.

Step 3:

On the [物流订单(Logistics Order)] tab, click on the blue icon to consult with the forwarder Customer Service.

contact your forwarder via livechat

Click the following forwarder link to have a livechat with them,if you are not sure which forwarder you are using,check it from this page.

United States 官方空运 佳成国际 中山速递
Canada 官方空运 佳成-UPS 中山速递
Australia 官方空运 官方海运 官方直送
New Zealand 中通秀驿ZTO 4PX
Japan 4PX
Singapore 官方直送 官方空运 官方海运
Malaysia 官方直送 官方空运 官方海运
Hong Kong 官方配送服务 顺丰速运 官方直送
Macau 顺丰速运 官方直送
Taiwan 官方直送 官方空运 4PX
顺丰速运 圆通速递 官方海运

#4. how to contact your seller

In order to contact the seller,you need to download a software called aliwangwang(阿里旺旺),it is the official chat app.you can install it for Windows,Mac,iOS and Android version,you can download it here

contact seller on the product page

After logging in to Ali Wangwang, go to product page,click the blue icon on the right corner of the page.

contact seller from [已买到的宝贝(purchased)]

If you have placed an order, go to the on the [已买到的宝贝(purchased)] page you can find the seller aliwangwang right next to the order number.

Note: AliWangwang is the official chat software on Taobao. if there is a dispute in the transaction, you can provide a screenshot of your chat history as a valid proof.Dont add seller’s wechat id if you dont know him.

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520 thoughts on “How to Contact Taobao Customer Service”

  1. Hi, I had actived Lazada Wallet before on Taobao, now I want to active on on Lazada. It shows “This phone number is linked to another account, please enter another number.” How can I do to remove the active mode on Taobao?

  2. 1) Does Taobao have a email contact?
    2) When trying to register my phone, from the drop-down list, my country is not listed. Is their another way to register a new user account?

    My goal is to convert the user account into a developers account in order to use the Taobao/Alibaba API.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Hi Eric. When I’m clicking taobao links at the moment it’s directing me to login. It hasn’t done this before, and whenever I try and register for account it says that I’ve ‘been suspended for serious violations’.

    Assuming this just means my accounts suspended, but I’m not sure how to unsuspend it, and why it’s now directing me to login when clicking links all of a sudden!


    1. Hi,Kieran

      Many foreign users have met the same problems as you, and most of them cannot be solved. Only a few have solved it by calling their customer service, you can try it.

  4. Hi,
    I paid for 2 items but only 1 have been processed and has arrived to its destination, the remaining item status still shows processing but when I clicked on the item to check it shows no longer available.

    Will I get a full refund of the item?

  5. Hi Eric, bought some stuff today, payment successfully made from my account. But system shows trading closed. Can’t track any shipment details here and seller said they didn’t receive payment either. What should I do to get the money back? Thanks.

  6. Hi, I’m having issues with my account and I don’t speak any Chinese. I tried contacting customer service and they told me to call, so I did, but everything is in Chinese. I tried pressing 2 like you said in an above comment but it didn’t work and I can’t find any Info online. How do I get through to them?

  7. Australia TaoBao phone number: is NOT valid ( (61)383738606). Nor is Alipay available on Australia post. I need to unblock my phone number. My mistake signing up to many times w/wrong PW. You might want to update your information. Thanks for this website.

  8. I bought shirts in taobao and proceed to pay. Bank have deducted the money but taobao shows trading closed. How to apply refund since no refund button there? What should I do to get the money back?

  9. Hi Eric,
    I contact Taobao through the request form and they asked me to follow up through their online chat. May I know what’s the link for their online chat and is there an english version for it?

  10. Hi, I bought some items from taobao and chose official air freight consolidation.
    Then the next day I bought another item but mistakenly chose official consolidation (i.e. ocean shipping) and this item has already reached in the taobao warehouse.
    How can I change the shipping method of my 2nd order to be air freight consolidation too?

  11. The numbers you indicate in your Taobao Hotline:
    Numbers that I previously found on their Website.
    In my instance the number for the Taobao Hotline

    phone number: +61 3 8373 8606
    It is recognized as a number in Melbourn Victoria.
    Which I already called.

    The problem is; that it is useless as the call is answered
    in CHINESE LANGUAGE, which defeats the purpose of calling a local number.

    The Chinese are not that business smart as one imagines.
    When one calls the International Court of Human Rights in France for example
    The call is answered first in French and then repeated in English ….
    ENGLISH being an international language.
    The French are smarter than the Chinese.

    So calling any of the LOCAL NUMBERS on the list is a waste of time
    as ANY NUMBER CALLED will be answered in Chinese.

    So when one does not speak Chinese, one needs an interpreter with them
    who understands the language.

    1. I can’t remember, but in the Hong Kong number, the answering machine will tell you in Chinese to press 1 for Chinese service and 2 for English service.
      I think it’s a similar situation in Australia.
      I know this is very frustrating, but Taobao is not a foreign customer friendly site, no English pages, no English customer support.
      Its main customers are the Chinese domestic market and the Chinese abroad.

  12. Hi, I bought a study table and there are manufacturing defects. After close to 3 mths of nego and waiting, the supplier only sent me part of the item to replace on my end though I had the impression they are replacing the whole item. And the replacement item is a wrong dimension so I cannot replace anyway so effectively the wait and the extra shipping fee was wasted on my end.

    I think the supplier is just taking me for a ride although he is a TMall shop. How do I contact taobao customer service to leave a bad feedback?

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