Buying Transformers on Taobao

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by botfan, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. nhyone

    nhyone Well-Known Member

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    I think it works the same way.

    If you use the integrated shipping in TaoBao, you must choose air/ship upfront. (They are two different warehouses.)

    Or, you can add the address in Cainiao app to TaoBao and ship to it. Once there, you can choose air/sea.
     
  2. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    This is how it worked for me. I didn't select to choose just a single Cainiao item to ship so don't know if there's an Air or Sea option. My main focus was to avoid GST and it's good for that.
     
  3. Hougangkid

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    Next time you can try, so you can compare which one is cheaper.
     
  4. Kung Fu Roo

    Kung Fu Roo Well-Known Member

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    This cainiao app you speak of, is it in english? can you do it on desktop or just through a mobile app?

    also, no gst, what about restrictive items being bypassed since its a chinese address?

    finally, howd you set it up?

    did you change your address in taobao to cainiao?

    you got a how to pdf or instruction set you can post for us in aus?

    sorry for all the q's and requests.. thanks in advance

    thanks in adavnce..
     
  5. nhyone

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    AFAIK, it is app only. When you install it, it asks you for the country (only 5 supported - HK, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Japan) and the language.

    You can change the language in the app, but the option is quite nested. If you selected the wrong language, you can uninstall the app and reinstall it.


    TaoBao's restrictions won't apply, but you have to take note of shipping restrictions yourself.


    Just install the app and login using your TaoBao credentials.


    1. There's a button in Cainiao app that shows your Cainiao address with your id embedded inside (it is on the main page, you can't miss it)
    2. Add a new shipping address in TaoBao, copy and paste the Cainiao address
    3. Select it when checking out (or you can set it as your default address)
    4. Ship something cheap to test :) 
     
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  6. Kung Fu Roo

    Kung Fu Roo Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, thanks for the input. Its greatly appreciated.

    Seems simple enough on paper, Ill have to mess with it and do a test order this week.

    Cheers.
     
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  7. lake88

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    Reminder it's CNY this weekend and most shops will be on break next week.
     
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    Kung Fu Roo Well-Known Member

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    ah yeah, thanks for the reminder.. been out of the loop the last year.
     
  9. Kung Fu Roo

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    think i got cainiao set up. Didnt realize you needed to have the taobao app installed too. it wouldnt let me log in with the taobao link option without it.. i had removed it. hopefully i got the address correct. surprised i found where to add and whats what.. shit is in mandarin and i dont know what to use to translate stuff on a phone.... will test order in a couple of weeks when cny wraps up..
     
  10. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    It only needs the Taobao app for payment. The Cainao app can be used for consolidating and shipping. Just make sure you send everything from Taobao to the Cainao warehousee (address in the app) so you don't pay GST.

    Do shipping in Cainao, it crosses over to Taobao app for payment (pulls payment details from your online profile), then all done. If it's Taobao warehouse address ONLY items you can track progress in Taobao. If it's got ANY Cainao address items, that won't appear in Taobao and progress is in their app
     
  11. lake88

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    TB desktop password login now has a slider verification, but it fails every time for me. The desktop site seems to become more broken every year.
     
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  12. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I had that slider. Slide to see 2 penguins, or slide to see a flower. That had to be with a combination of sending SMS code for multifactor authentication. So random the slider.

    I prefer to use the desktop qr code on the desktop, and scan with the app. Don't need to open Google translate to see the slider instructions
     
  13. nhyone

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    It tests your dexterity. :D  Luckily it doesn't seem to block after several attempts?

    Also, now need 2FA to login? I need to launch TaoBao app to login. I forgot if I needed to press Yes or something.

    I almost never log into TaoBao website anymore -- using the app 99.5% of the time.
     
  14. anubis20

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    I havent ordered directly from Taobao in maybe six years and now that I want to its not letting me pay. Something about verifying my identity on the alipay account. I tried to order on desktop as well as on the app and its giving me an error when its time to pay. Any ideas?
     
  15. minstral

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    Might be related but a while ago i had to send a photo of my ID / Passport to validate who I was. So it could be what you're encountering, validation
     
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    thanks i just tried submitting it on the alipay app. Hopefully they process it soon.
     
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    Sigh, alipay is verified but still cannot pay. Tells me there is an exception with my alipay account.

    EDIT: Holy crap after so many verifications I finally got it to work, last one asked me for a pic of the passport and a pic of the credit card and that finally got it to work.
     
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  18. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Happy buying, I'm sure for a while there your wallet was thinking it had gotten off lightly :D 
     
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    Sorry I could not dig through over 500 pages whats the big difference between this website & AliExpress? in terms of selection of robots
     
  20. Kung Fu Roo

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    yeah i had to do that a couple years ago..