How to Search by Image and Find Sellers

Today we will tell you about Taobao search by image and how to find a particular seller on Taobao.com/Tmall.com. If you would like to enjoy your Taobao shopping experience to the fullest, you can’t miss out on the image search function! Follow Taobao FOCUS’ detailed tutorial to try out this neat trick!

Before getting started it is always useful to translate the webpage to your desired language. The easier way is to install Google Chrome and you will be able to translate the page from Chinese to any other language.

Once the page is translated, make sure that your location is set to Mainland China to be able to search items on Taobao using photos.

image search

Once the location is changed to Mainland China, you will see a small camera icon at the end of the search bar:

image search

Click on that icon and upload an image of the item you are looking for. Taobao will generate search results of similar items based on colors, patterns, or shapes from the item photo uploaded:

image search

Instead of showing all items, you can filter results by choosing a category like MaleFemale, or Child. In our case, we choose Female. To be more specific, you can further filter search results, as in the example below, where we choose Bottoms. You can find these filters next to the uploaded image: Coats, Dresses, Bottoms, Bags, Shoes, etc.

image search

There is one more amazing magic trick you can do here. You may notice that the uploaded image appears on the top left side of the page. Now you can use marquee tool, which can search for a particular item found on the image. For example, aside from the shirt and jeans, I also like the glasses. Using the tool will give spotlight to the glasses, thus trimming search results to similar items. Just go to the uploaded image and click marquee tool. Then, focus the item using the tool and click “OK”:

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Amazing Taobao search engine magically found the glasses we needed:

image search

Now you can easily find anything you want on Taobao.com/Tmall.com using photos. Even if you do not have the exact photo of the item, you can download photos from anywhere online and upload them to Taobao, and it will find you everything.

Find a seller on Taobao
The image search function is fun and practical for item search, while seller search is even easier as long as you know the nickname of the seller (Remember that your location should be set to Mainland China). For example, the seller you are looking for has nickname beautifulwoman12 or 今之城. Just copy and paste it in the search bar, choose Shop, and click Search as below:

image search

Click on the nickname of the seller and you will be redirected to the seller’s store page:

image search

If you have any questions or difficulties finding items or sellers, you can contact our customer support or write to us on our Facebook page and we are glad to help!

Cool feature of searching items on Taobao using photo is also available on Taobao mobile application, try it out and enjoy effortless shopping! Taobao FOCUS hopes everything above is helpful in making your shopping experiences pleasant and easy!