If you like to shop online, it is the best time of the year, especially for the Nov 11, China’s Singles’ Day, you will see some seemingly impossible prices, the shopping day start from the year of 2010.
Taobao, a china online shopping website, broke a record of 1 billion yuan in sales,a whopping RMB 19.1 billion exchanging hands through the website, within only one day. That day the delivery services were paralyzed because of overloading.
Here are some tips for you to prepare for the coming Nov 11, China’s Singles’ Day
RULE NO.1 Be prepared
Put the goods you like in the “shopping cart” to make a list of potential purchases. Then check the list carefully.
RULE NO.2 Seal the deal in advance
For some items, the sellers may have already decided on a discount policy for Nov 11, speak to the service staff in advance, a good way to avoid the heavy online traffic on that special day.
RULE NO.3 Make a budget
Best sale items will be in strong need, affirm you’re ready to pay with the least number of products. You'd better to deposit some money in your Alipay account to guarantee the shopping without any lengthy verifications. Best payment option for shopping with a credit card, before that you may call the bank to apply for more credit, but only based on you will be affordable.
RULE NO.4 Check with the specifications
For some products, like shoes and clothes, check their specification carefully before buy, such as the quality, size and appearance, make sure you’re buying the right one.
RULE NO.5 Care more about the TIMING
Several peak hours with heavy online traffic, a higher risk of failed transactions, avoid the below time spans:
12 pm-1:30 am, 10-11 am, 3-5 pm, and 8-10 pm.(China time)
RULE NO.6 Apps will be helpful
Some apps will be more helpful for your shopping, such as app named Huihui list the best offers, Yitao, developed by Alibaba, compares prices through different shopping websites.
RULE NO.7 Track and check your goods
Since the huge demand, the delivery mistakes are inevitable, track and check your goods after receive the package, If the item is perishable, keep the tracking record in case of a dispute.
Now keep in mind the above tips and start your new shopping travel.
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