How to buy sensitive items from Taobao to Malaysia

What is sensitive items ?
[as i know] Prohibited and restricted items such as

  • Weapons, ammo, toys or fake weapons
  • Flammable and explosive items
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Drugs
  • Some media books and CD
  • Food
  • Liquid
  • Battery, cigarette, alcohol
  • Others
  • Top branded items: Gucci, Prada, LV and blah
  • Fake branded item
  • Item over certain sizes or heavier than certain weight [ Check with your forwarder ]
  • Item valued above certain amount [ Check with your forwarder ]

How to check if the item is considered sensitive goods.
1. Ask the seller
2. Click on direct purchase and if you cannot proceed further, then it is a sensitive goods.

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My Two Cents for Zalora Malaysia

Zalora Malaysia is where i will shop online for clothes. It is a great platform for people like me who hates to queue, drive and find parking. Not only Zalora Malaysia offers a huge range of brands for clothing but also accessories and shoes, all the women’s needs.

I can say that i am very loyal with Zalora Malaysia. I have been their user since 2013 when i was just started working and i am still buying clothes with them now. As a loyal user for Zalora Malaysia apps and web version, here are suggestions or ideas i would like to propose to Zalora.

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Ultimate Guideline to Get the Best Deals in E commerce [2015]

I have been shopping online since i was in secondary school. Back then there’s not many eCommerce platform so i start with buying bags and accessories on local forums and dealing with forum sellers. There are so many eCommerce platforms now, you can shop for anything in anytime and everywhere. I am a regular in zalora, lazada, taobao, ebay and few platforms now. Here is a few tips on buying online:-

1) If you do not need it urgently, try to put it on cart and don’t check out.
Very soon they will send you a discount code for you to buy the items on cart. Tried this in eBay and Zalora, and it works!

2) Always check before you make any purchase.
I will always google the things i want to buy before i check out. Check on the reputation of the seller, check on the reviews of the products and check if the platform has a good after-sale services.
From my experiences, Lelong and Mudah will not follow up complaints. Its best to COD with the seller in Lelong and Mudah, you can always check on the item before you give out your hard-earned money.

3) Check on these places before you pay.

Check on the social networks. You need to make you own judgement after checking out all the reviews. There is no zero complaints e commerce platforms out there.

4) Check if there is any discount code.
Do you know you can always google for discount code? There are many good websites out there for you to compare prices and get seasonal disounts.

5) Contact the eCommerce platforms first.
Contact the eCommerce platforms first if you have any complaints for the products or service. Things will go smoothly if you just contact them to solve the problems.

It’s really convenient to be able to shop online. Be nice to the seller, be polite to the e commerce customer service, be patient for the delivery and take control of your budget. Stop impulse shopping.

I will list out all the reputable e commerce platforms in next post. Stay tuned. [P/S: Save up for cybersales 2015! It’s coming soon]

Little Online Shopping Haul

Just received all my parcels from the online shopping websites.

From TaoBao.

taobao-haul

Taobao Haul

cooler-master

Cooler Master

cooler-master

Cooler Master Cooling Fan

I bought a cooler master cooling laptop fan for my new laptop

I get this with stock clearance price, i guess this is the old model of cooling fan in cooler master series. It’s working fine and the fan seems solid and durable.

Price: RMB 59.00
From: 酷冷至尊数码旗舰店

iphone-cables

IPhone cable & Laptop Accessories

Keyboard protector and laptop anti-dust plug. Because the laptop is new, i keep wanting to buy protection kits for my laptop. I am very satisfied with the purchase because the keyboard protector and anti-dust plug fits perfectly on my laptop.

Two iPhone cables for my phone.

Keyboard Protector & Anti Dust Plug
Price: RMB 12.80 & RMB 9.80
From: 东湖商城

iPhone cables:
YooBao Cable
Price: RMB 38 + RMB 10 for shipping
From: yoobao旗舰店

Pisen Cable
Price: RMB 28
From: 品胜数码旗舰店

From Luxola

3CE- Gel Liner

3CE- Gel Liner

3CE Gel Liner
RM 40.50 only wer. Luxola was having sales for this gel liner, and it’s free shipping.

3CE- Gel Liner

3CE- Gel Liner

This is my first gel liner. 3CE gel liner comes with a small liner brush. The gel liner glides smoothly and manages to stay on my oily eyelids for whole day. But, is a bit hard to remove because of the glitter.

Get 15% discount from Luxola at HERE.

From Zalora

Zalora Shopping Haul

Zalora Shopping Haul

Zalora Color Block Dress

Zalora Color Block Dress

zalora-dress

Zalora Color Block Dress

It’s hard for me to buy clothes in Zalora as they stopped selling many brands that have designs and quality already. Give me back Ezra, Koumi Koumi, Red Modoni and many other brands too. Zalora has more commercialized brands on their store now. They stopped providing a return parcel bag too, which means if you want to return a zalora product, you have to buy the parcel wrapping paper. Tips: You can actually use back the original parcel bag, just turn over and seal it back.

MNG-comestic-pouch

MNG-comestic-pouch

Sephora Eyes MakeUp Remover

Sephora Eyes MakeUp Remover

Sekian.

Get 15% discount by using the promo code => ZBAPN2M

Taobao 1111 Haul

I was planned to write on Taobao 101- how to buy from Malaysia without using agent service guide. Many of my friends keep asking me how to buy from taobao, but my deer , Taobao has a very detailed guideline on how to purchase for oversea users. Click here for Chinese and English Guideline. In case you really get confuse or don’t know how to read Chinese at all / google translate..etc… then you can find me, i am happy to help.

11 September is Taobao sales day of the year. If you don’t buy on 11.11, you will regret for the whole year. A lot of branded goods (authentic as long as you get them from TMall) and many goods were in big discount. If you missed out 11.11 sales, you can still be able to join 12.12, 12.12 is another Sales day in Taobao, put the things you want to buy on your cart, collect daily vouchers, play daily games to get more vouchers and check out on 12.12.

Here is what i bought from Taobao on 11.11

Taobao 11.11 Haul

Taobao 11.11 Haul

Taobao- Lego Iphone Case

Taobao- Lego Iphone Case

Lego Iphone casing

Lego Iphone casing

Lego Iphone casing

Lego Iphone casing

Lego iPhone 5s casing

Lego iPhone 5s casing

The pacaking of the Lego case kinda laochen ( don’t seem authentic) but the case can fix with authentic Lego.

Taobao shop: 贝尔金折扣店
Price: RMB 118 + RMB 10 (shipping fees)

Taobao- HStyle pants

Taobao- HStyle pants

Taobao- HStyle Pants

Taobao- HStyle Pants

Taobao- HStyle

Taobao- HStyle

A black skinny long pants from HSytle. Apparently Jun Ji‑hyun is the ambassador for this shop.

Taobao shop: 韩都衣舍旗舰店
Price: RMB 99

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Bag

Aza Cute Hand Bag

Aza Cute Hand Bag

Aza Cute Hand Bag

Aza Cute Hand Bag

Taobao- Aza Purse

Taobao- Aza Purse

Super cute and quality long purse and handbag. The most satisfying items i bought from Taobao. They even provided the tape cutter for me to open the box!

Taobao shop: aza旗舰店
Price: RMB 108 ( long purse), RMB 208 ( handbag)

The rest are the small little items, i am too lazy to share

Actually, i bought this Charles & Keith bag on sales day too because it was on sales.

But, they never send out the parcel and i need to remind them more than 5 times. At last, they asked me to opt for refund because they found the bag was defected before sending out. So, i asked for refund and get refunded after 2 weeks later.

The shipping from warehouse to my house = RM 22+- ONLY, because on 11.11 sales day, Taobao have RMB 1/ 1st KG for international shipping promotion.

Call me angel, i am going to share you some tips to Taobao.

1. For parcel forwarding agent, please use  4PX递四方 . Fast and safe delivery. I’ve been using them for more than 3 times.

2. Make sure you’ve make  2 times payment  when you taobao, 1st payment for the item to deliver to the warehouse ( parcel forwarding warehouse), 2nd payment for parcel forwarding agent to forward your parcel to Malaysia.

3. You have 7-14 days ( more or less, depends on which agent you using) free for storing your items in the warehouse, after 7-14 days, you will need to pay day cost fees.

4. You need to register for Alipay account, it’s very easy to register and you can use M2U to make payment when you taobao.

5. You can always leave a note to your seller ( before you make the 1st payment), ask them to wrap carefully because the items will be shipped to overseas.

6. Do not overspend like me.

Please bela me

My first Taobao haul has arrived!

Wee, this is the first time i taobao on my own, didn’t go through any agents or friends. I used TaoBao international cargo service for the purchase.

Placed order on: 2014-07-09
Confirmed order and payment on the same day (product and cargo): 2014-07-09
Shipped on (From international cargo): 2014-07-12
Arrived : 2014-07-19

7 days from China to Malaysia and i received my parcel on Saturday morning.

Taobao Haul

Taobao Haul

Taobao Haul

Taobao Haul

And i bought many of useless but cute things.

Taobao Haul - mini usb fan

Taobao Haul – mini usb fan

I bought this mini usb fan to make my nail color dry faster and to cool down my hot drinks or food.

Price: RMB 15.70
From: 3028 Taobao shop

Taobao Haul - Stationary

Taobao Haul – Stationary

Cute kaonashi pens, batman pens and ironman note book. The pink bunny pen is a free gift from the taobao shop

Price: RMB 2.00 (batman pen), RMB 2.50 ( Kaonashi pen), RMB 19.80 (Ironman note book)
From: 3028 Taobao shop

Taobao Haul- folder, loom band

Taobao Haul- folder, loom band

Cute document folder and loom band.

Price: RMB 5.80 (folder), RMB 5.50 ( Loom band)
From: 3028 Taobao shop

Taobao Haul - Sock and  Hair Accessories

Taobao Haul – Sock and Hair Accessories

3 pairs of socks and hair accessories, the black hair band is a free gift too.

Price: RMB 4.80 (sock), RMB 2.40 ( bunny hair band), RMB 8.00 (anchor bag)
From: 3028 Taobao shop

Taobao Haul - plant

Taobao Haul – plant

Negative ion plants

Price: RMB 9.50
From: 3028 Taobao shop

Taobao Haul - Facial Tools

Taobao Haul – Facial Tools

Some facial tools.

Price: RMB 19.90 for the set
From: 魔法美人旗舰店 Taobao shop

Taobao Haul - Iphone 5s case

Taobao Haul – Iphone 5s case

And my Iphone 5s phone cases! Check out the super cool batman kamen phone case and the ugly but cute kubito.

Price: RMB 28.00 (batman kamen), RMB 28.00 ( Kubito)
From: 仟佰银 Taobao shop
Price: RMB 31.00 (Sprayground – Spongebob & 3 Eagles)
From: zhouyubingbb Taobao shop

Taobao haul - mini blocks and Elmo shopping bag

Taobao haul – mini blocks and Elmo shopping bag

Bought some mini blocks for my friends and Elmo shopping bag.

Price: RMB 5.00 (mini blocks)
From: crown0519 Taobao shop
Price: RMB 16.80 (elmo shopping bag)
From: 3028 Taobao shop

Total damage: RM220.12 for everything, included international cargo service.