25.03.2021Chinese New Year
Asian countries celebrate New Year differently from other countries. They live according to the Eastern calendar. The main holiday of the year comes on the second new moon after the winter solstice. Therefore, Chinese New Year always comes after ours between January, 21 and February, 20. The holiday’s history goes back more than 4,000 years. This is one of the most favorite holidays among the Chinese. They call it Spring Festival and usually spend it with their families. The Chinese celebrate New Year on a grand scale and have not changed their traditions for many years. The Chinese are gathering for celebration from all over the world. Festivals are very bright and colorful, accompanied by a large number of fireworks. Various costumed performances with dolls dragons and other various animals participation are played on the streets. Everything ends with the Lantern Festival, especially beloved by the Chinese.Numerous paper lanterns are simultaneously launched into the sky on this day. In connection with such an important event, Chinese workers will rest for one to two weeks. This means for us delays in orders processing, goods purchase and their delivery to other countries. Usually we warn buyers in advance about this event and possible delays. But if you still made an order during Chinese New Year, then do not worry - your order will be completed, but processing and delivery time will slightly increase.
21.03.2021What’s Taobao, Tmall and 1688?
Taobao is one of the largest and most popular Chinese online stores. It offers over 8 million products for every taste. You can find absolutely any product from a variety of clothes to rare collectable goods. And the main plus of Taobao is low prices for goods. It makes the online store even more attractive to customers. Tmall is part of Taobao and also has hundreds of Chinese sellers and stores. But buyers deal only with the best and most trusted sellers here, as well as with well-known brands. This is the main difference between Tmall and Taobao. So, goods can be sold by any people on Taobao, but Tmall site includes only checked sellers, corresponding to certain parameters — customers` feedback, compliance with trade rules and many others. That’s why Tmall prices are much higher than Taobo prices. But they offer various discounts and stocks often when you can buy a good thing at a very attractive price. And our third provider is 1688.com. It is a small-wholesale branch of Alibaba, which is the owner of Taobao and Tmall. Since the online store is oriented towards wholesale purchases, goods price depends on its quantity. The more items of the product you order, the lower is its price. This is the main advantage of 1688.Although there is a retail sale for some products. They also have very good prices. And that’s because by buying at 1688, you work directly with Chinese manufacturers, so it’s much more profitable than buying at other Chinese market places. It is very common that sellers from Taobao or Aliexpress order goods from 1688 and then resell them with their mark-up. People who don’t live in China have a hard enough time buying from these online stores. All information is available in Chinese only, prices are in yuan, and there are questions with international delivery. In addition, Alibaba closed its online shopping to unregistered users. But you can find and buy any goods from Taobao in our online shop. All descriptions, characteristics and prices of goods are available in an accessible manner to the buyers. In your native language and currency. We will also deliver your goods as soon as possible. Enjoy your shopping!