Chinese websites with free worldwide shipping
| by Francis D'sa
Websites: Focalprice.com, Suntekstore.com, Lightake.com, Dealextreme.com, Madeinchina.com.
Categories available: Apple accessories, cell phones, tablets, apparel, home and office, car accessories, computers and networking, consumer electronics, health and beauty, sports, toys and hobbies, video games, electronics, computer hardware, jewellery, watches, surveillance and security, novelties, cameras and camcorders, health and beauty.
Payment options: PayPal, Visa, MasterCard or American Express via PayPal, bank transfers, WebMoney.
Shipping options: Airmail (free), EMS, DHL, TNT, UPS, FedEx
Other options: Wholesale, Affiliate programs, dropshipping
Customer service: Live chat, email, telephone
Bonus: Points, coupons, gifts
Delivery to Mumbai, India: Average 20 – 25 days by free shipping.
These websites are China's B2C e-Commerce export sites, with over 900,000 items across almost 100 categories up for sale. These sites claim to offer around 10 percent to 70 percent lower prices compared to other similar sites. The websites are very neatly designed without any fancy flash animations, which disturb the buyer with discounts, running offers, and sales. The categories are listed on the left which can instantly take you to the desired product on a speed track. Alternatively, you can also search for any product by its item (SKU) number, a keyword describing the product or its category. Towards the right are dedicated windows for offers and deals, gift and rewards and other advertisements. The center strip has another category, which lists new arrivals, top selling products, deals, brands, reviews, videos, etc. Towards the bottom left is a section that highlights exclusive deals such as clearance sales, and brand sales from time to time. Scrolling down on the left is a list of recently purchased items and reviews on the products from customers, and your recent history of browsed items.
A Chinese tablet for cheap
Once you start browsing through categories, you have options such as "add to cart" for immediate purchase, "add to wish list" for purchasing later. Also, displayed are the number of items bought, price match with other websites, videos and reviews of customers who bought them, a detailed description and specifications, along with photos and videos of the product you are looking at. Lastly, they usually maintain a database, and list out other items that the customers have bought along with this one.
After buying some items and receiving them on time, we shopped for a 3 Watt IR LED from Focalprice.com. The LED was dead on arrival, and hence we contacted the RMA department (Customer service) immediately. They replied within a few hours of us sending the email. They asked us how we tested it, and also to confirm the faulty product we should send its pictures or videos. We shot a video of the product test and uploaded it to their website. And guess what? The very next day they asked if we wanted another piece reshipped or a refund for the product. We opted for a refund, and our money was back in our PayPal account on the third day. Overall, FocalPrice is a good and trusted place to shop online for gadgets and stuff.
Similar to Focalprice.com are websites such as Suntekstore.com, Dealextreme.com and MadeInChina.com. But the prices and specifications of certain products can vary. On the other hand, LighTake.com is solely dedicated to electronics and gadgets. They too have very good customer service, and respond within a day, if in case something goes wrong. Usually these websites don’t ship out products or entertain customer service complaints on weekends and Chinese holidays. Once you place an order, the shipping takes some time to begin. First your payment is realized, then the item is procured from the respective dealer, distributer or retailer. It goes into quality check and then packaging. This procedure itself takes around 4 – 5 days. Once it leaves the company, it takes anywhere between 15 – 20 days to arrive at your doorstep.
We have not yet had any bad experience with any of these websites, although there was one episode with DailyShop.com. We had placed an order worth USD 27, and did not receive the parcel for almost three months. The customer service kept promising that they had shipped it, and it should arrive within a few days, and that we should be patient. They also asked us to check with our local post office for any problems such as customs clearances. Finally, we filed a dispute with PayPal, and explained the complete story. They contacted the website we shopped with and exchanged a few emails between us and the website customer help desk. Around 20 days later, we received a full refund back into our PayPal account. We did not have to do anything more than just file a complaint with PayPal.
In order to safeguard your money, we would advise you to opt for parcel tracking or a registered shipping method, unless you are spending on goods priced under USD 10 - 20. If you are spending higher amounts, we recommend getting a courier shipping done, which will not only be delivered within seven days; it will also be safe and tracked.
A super cheap Android-based tiny full HD media player
Once you start browsing these websites, you will find the wildest gadgets for dirt cheap. For example, Chinese 7-inch tablets are available for just USD 59 (approx Rs 3,500) onwards, and an Android-based HD media player the size of a thumb drive is available for as cheap as USD 72 (approx Rs 4,300) onwards. You might bump into some of the items that could turn out necessary for your home, office or car. You can even earn bonus points and get free gifts in exchange. Once you buy a product, you can write a review of the product you bought and gain points. Additional points are offered for uploading product photos and even more for videos. What's more, shop for USD 10 or more and get a USD 2 discount on your next purchase of a minimum price of USD 10.
Please note that these offers and discounts vary from website to website. Do read the terms and conditions properly before you patronize their products. This article is written as per the experience we had with these websites.
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