How to Find Products on Taobao.com

Prerequisite Tools: 

Taobao.com is very similar to Ebay.com, and the only difficulty you are facing to find the product you want is the Chinese language. In order to solve this obstacle, you need the translation tool to get the single page or the whole website translated into your local language. The following tools are recommended:
-Google Chrome Browser: http://www.google.com/chrome (Strongly Recommended)
-Google Toolbar: http://translate.google.com/translate_tools
- Yahoo Translation Tool and Toolbar: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

For more information of the above translation tools, please refer to the dedicated topic: Translation Tools

 

Steps to Find Products on TaoBao.com

 

OK. Now we’re going down step by step to demonstrate how to find products on Taobao.com. There are two ways to find products to buy: the first way is to browse by category, which will be introduced in step #5; the other way is to search with keywords, which will be introduced in step #6. You can select the way you prefer.

1. Launch your Chrome Browser, and navigate to: http://www.taobao.com

 

2. Once the page is loaded, Chrome will pop up a hit which would allow you to translate the page into your local language. Here we are taking English for example(You may also want it to be Russian if you are from Russia). If no hit was popped up for you to enable translation, please right click on the blank part of the page and select “Translate to English” from the dropdown menu.

use translation tool to translate taobao page

 

3. Select the appropriate language and set the option to be “Always translate Chinese (Simplified Han) to English”, so all the following pages opened will be automatically translated into English as if you are browsing English website.

 

4. Sometimes, the translating process may stop on some page. You only need to refresh the page to have the browser try again.  

5.  Find the products by category(Method1)

a.) Just click on the category name in the Taobao.com index page, you will be navigated to the product primary category page.

 

b.) Scroll down the page and you can click specific product category link here to go the product listing page.

 taobao category part

 taobao category page

 

c.) In the product listing page, you can filter the products by selecting the different criteria.

 taobao item list page

 

d.) Click on any of the listed product images, you will open the product information page with more images and description for the specific product. (Note: all the price listed on the page is valued by CNY, not dollar, even though it’s displayed as $, which was mistaken by translating tool)

 taobao item detail page translated

 

e.) If you are interested in this product and want to buy it, copy the information page link to our system to add a new order, we will buy it for you within 24 hours. When copying the page link, you may also need to specify the size, color, quantity, and any other info of the product, if needed.

 add taobao item page into FSC ordering page

input taobao item information into FSC ordering page

 

6. Find the products by Search(Method2)
a.) Firstly, you have to keep in mind that Chinese Character keywords should be used in Taobao’s search. English keywords will only bring much fewer results. Well, we know you may not able to type Chinese, so we have already solved the problem for you.

We are proving a Search Entry on FreeShoppingChina.com, you only need to type English keywords inside and click “Search on TaoBao.com”, the keyword will be automatically translated into Chinese and sent to taobao.com, followed by a popped up search result page from Taobao.com.

click the start product search button

search the product with keywords

the search result from taobao will pop up

check the products of the search result

 

b.) Select an appropriate product and click on the product image to open the product information page. Check the information inside and determine if this is the product you want to buy.

taobao item detail page translated

 

c.)    If you are interested in this product and want to buy it, copy the information page link to our system to add a new order, we will buy it for you within 24 hours.  When copying the page link, you may also need to specify the size, color, quantity, and any other info of the product, if needed.

 add taobao page into FSC ordering page

input item information into FSC ordering page


As we can see in the above, we are using translating tool to translate the page and search entry on FreeShoppingChina.com to walk around the Chinese search problem.


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