Shopping and entertaining on Taobao.com
For most Chinese online users, Taobao shopping or Taobao-ing has become their lifestyle: they buy from Taobao Shops, Taobao Mall, Electric Appliance City; they watch movies in Taobao Cinema; they read news from Taobao Info; they discuss in Taobao Forum; they arrange their vacation (book touring plan, air ticket, hotel, restaurant) in Taobao Ticket and Hotel; they meet new friends, share news and chat with them in Taobao Jianghu; they find their apartment in Taobao Real Estate; they charge their phone and skype; they play video games and lottery… all on Taobao.com! But overseas people do not know much about this great site because of the language constraints. Now with Taobao FOCUS international shipping and English, French, Russian shopping service you can enjoy shopping on Taobao.com. So today I want to present here briefly what we can do on Taobao.com.
First, of cause, we can buy from Taobao http://www.taobao.com . With unlimited range of items at an incredible low price for us to choose from, there can’t be anywhere better than buying from Taobao. We can buy most of things from Taobao shops which is a C2C market and is the place where individuals sell their products at cheap price. Here are some useful links:
- http://mall.taobao.com/ – if we prefer to buy directly from factory, we can buy from Taobao Mall which is a B2C market and provides good guarantee for all items;
- http://3c.taobao.com/ – if we want to buy home / office appliance or digitals, we can buy from Taobao Electric Appliance City which is a new platform and provides quality guarantee and free domestic delivery;
- http://global.taobao.com/ – in the section of Buying Globally, we can do Taobao shopping from other countries;
- http://ershou.taobao.com/ – Taobao Flea Market which allows us to buy second-hand items;
- http://www.taobao.com/go/chn/gift/index2009.php – if we are looking for gifts, we can go to “Gift Station” to get some ideas;
- http://www.taobao.com/go/chn/sale/index2009.php – “On Sale” presents various kinds of items which are at a discounted price;
- http://www.taobao.com/go/chn/channel/new.php – if we want to buy some creative novelties, we can find them in “Creative Station”
- http://baoxian.taobao.com – now we can even buy insurance from Taobao Insurance;
- http://fang.koubei.com – if we are looking for an apartment, we can find many good ones in Taobao Real Estate.
Second, we can have a lot of entertainment on Taobao.
Taobao Info section shows us all kinds of information about:
- Women: http://lady.taobao.com
- Men: http://man.taobao.com
- Children: http://baby.taobao.com
- Apparels: http://fashion.taobao.com
- Home: http://life.taobao.com
- Beauty: http://beauty.taobao.com
- Fashion: http://luxury.taobao.com
- Digitals: http://it.taobao.com
- Automobiles: http://auto.taobao.com
- Health: http://health.taobao.com
- Sports: http://sports.taobao.com
- Entertainment: http://ent.taobao.com
- News: http://taobao.news.ynet.com
- Finance: http://finance.taobao.com
- Astrology: http://astro.taobao.com
- Weather: http://weather.taobao.com
- Taobao Fun: http://le.taobao.com provides tons of free films, TV series, video clips and e-magazine;
- Lottery: http://caipiao.taobao.com/lottery/index.htm is a perfect place for lottery players;
- Ticket and Hotel: http://jipiao.taobao.com/index.htm lets us plan our vacation easily by presenting all kinds of touring, air tickets, hotel and restaurant reservation;
- Taobao Forum: http://www.taobao.com/forum.php - we can discuss with other people freely;
- Taobao Jianghu: http://jianghu.taobao.com/home.htm is like a Taobao Facebook, where we make new friends and share news;
- Taobao Games: http://www.taobao.com/go/act/new/gametrd.php here we can charge our game card and discuss skills with other players.
From real products like clothes, food, electronics to virtual products like phone/game card recharge, e-ticket, lottery, service, we have countless choices to buy from Taobao; from online entertainment like watching movies, reading news, networking, blogging to real-life activities like community meet-up, fooding, group trip, Taobao can accomplish all these for us! Amazing, isn’t it! Come on, let’s go Taobao-ing!