Sunday, 3 November 2013

Ask Me Anything #3 - How to shop at DAIGOU ?

Ask Me Anything #3
How to shop at DAIGOU ?
After my previous post on my loots from Daigou , I've received several questions related to shopping in Daigou . Hence , I've decided to do a blog post to share this website with you , and also to explain how to use it !

Disclaimer : This post is done by ME , as a mini-tutorial on 65Daigou . If possible , I'll do video tutorials if need be in the future ; but I hope this is enough ! Also , The images below are QUITE SMALL ; so do zoom in if you need to see the photos !

What is 65Daigou all about ?
Similar to Taobao , Daigou is Singapore's 1st locally-registered company that specialises in overseas ( China & Taiwan ) purchasing , logistics and international shipping .
- Adapted from 65Daigou

Simply put , you can purchase many items ( some that are not even in Singapore yet ) on 65Daigou at a much cheaper rate than retail ! Livejournal loots , exclusive Idol merchandise , even furniture can be bought from 65Daigou .

Why am I recommending 65Daigou to you ?
✓Fast & easy to use
✓Less Chinese content than Taobao
✓Gives updates about item's status promptly
✓Checks overall creditability of seller
✓Inspects items that you've ordered
✓Refunds and compensation should your items go missing

STEP 1 : Creating your Account
- Go to
- Fill up the boxes as shown below , and click Submit
- Follow instructions till it's completed

- When you've completed the registration , you'll have a page like this :

- Click on the tabs under Daigou / Taiwan for item sourcing
- The image below is what you'll see if you click under Daigou

The example below will be for RANDOM browsing :
- Click on the tab that you're interested in ( I'll be looking for pullovers in this example )
- From the side panel , move your mouse over " Ladies Fashion " and click " Sweaters " on the panel that pops up . The image below is what you should see .

- The page would be refreshed , and you'll be taken to a page with many photos and Chinese description . The image below is an example . I'll be showing you how to buy the Bettyboop pullover highlighted .

- Click on the item that you're interested in and it'll bring you to a new tab .
- In the image below , it shows the following :
" Price : 29.00
  Domestic Shipping :
  To Warehouse:
  If out of stock: "

Price -> Cost of the item itself in RMBDomestic Shipping -> Cost to transport item from seller to Daigou Warehouse in RMB颜色 -> Colour of the item (if any)
尺码: -> Size (if any)
To Warehouse -> This is the warehouse that you want to send the items to . It doesn't matter which you send the items too , so I recommend you to choose the cheaper one ( click between the two and look at the difference ) . On most occasions , apparel would be cheaper to be sent to Guangzhou ; while accessories to Shanghai .
Method -> Method to send to Singapore . The most worth & efficient method would be " Economy Air " , so do click on that !
If out of stock -> What you want to do for the item if it's out of stock .
TIP : Before you select the options & add the item into your cart , total up the PRICE & DOMESTIC SHIPPING = Cost of item in RMB . Divide the COST IN RMB by 4.70 , to get the COST IN SGD . Also , you can scroll to the lower part of the page to view the product details & description .

- The image below shows the lower part of the product tab .

- Once you've checked the details & description , and verify that you want to add the item to your cart ; select the options beside the main image and click " Add to Cart " .
- The image below is how your cart should look like ( I'm using my account with some orders from a friend ) after you've chosen the items you want to buy :

- Let's say this is your cart .
Product name -> The item that you've added into cart .
Seller -> The name of the seller .
Warehouse -> The warehouse that you've chosen .
Method -> Method of shipping to Singapore .
Domestic Shipping -> Cost in RMB for items to be sent from seller to Daigou warehouse .
Unit Price -> Price of item .
Qty -> Number of that item you'll be purchasing .
Subtotal -> Unit Price + Domestic Shipping . The price above is in RMB , the price in the brackets is in SGD .
Insurance -> Please REMEMBER to click this icon . This helps to " buy insurance " for that item so that you'll get the maximum refund IF the items are lost . This insurance will cost a few cents in SGD per item ; but paying a few cents is better than losing dollars !
Edit -> The notebook & pencil icon is for you to edit the options you've chosen . The stop icon is to delete the item from the cart .
Checkbox -> Check the item that you want to pay for ; click the checkbox circled in red in the image above if you want to pay for all items in your cart .
- After confirming all the details are correct , you can proceed to checkout .
The example below will be if you have something SPECIFIC to look for .
Let's say you want to look for .. bracelets ( rather generic , you can further specify ) .
- Use Google Translate to get the Chinese words for the item . Bracelets = 手镯 .
- Click the Daigou tab & you'll see a search box . Copy and paste the Chinese words into the search box and click " search taobao " .
- The image below will be what will pop up . Just do the same as the description above !

IF the item you want to buy is from Taobao :
- Items in Taobao are NOT part of Daigou . However , you CAN use Daigou to buy them using the EZBUY function .
- Let's say you want to buy Craftholic from Taobao ( I'm getting mine :X ) . It's all in Chinese ! OH NO .

- Leave this tab on , and go to Daigou .
- At the top of Daigou , there is the following EZBUY function .
- Copy & paste the link of the item you want from Taobao into this and click EZBUY . The image below will pop up . Using the information in Taobao , proceed to fill in the blanks . Then , hit " Submit " .

- The image below will pop up . Then , just click checkout , or the X button to close it .

Checking out & submitting payment .
- I'm going to show you how to check out and submit your payment . In this example , I'll be helping a friend to submit two of her items from the shopping cart .
- Check the boxes of the items that you want to submit , the total amount will be shown . I've used Paint to cover the other items of my friend's orders .
- Click checkout and the image below will pop up , then click Submit to confirm the shipping Warehouse & method .
- The image below is the final confirmation . Once the items have been confirmed , they will redirect you for payment .
Prepay -> Items that may have been refunded / bought at cheaper price and they refund you .
- Click " Pay Now " when you're ready to make payment .

- The image below is telling you that you have to make payment .
- The page would be redirected to the image below , and just make your payment according to the instructions . I'll proceed to do my payment via ibanking .

NOTE : They'll require your transaction reference , so DO NOT throw the receipt / exit once you've transferred !
- After making your payment , type the transaction reference into the transaction number ; then click " Confirm and Submit " .
Minimum Payable Amount -> Total amount to pay - Prepay balance
Other amount -> Use this if you want to pay MORE than your current orders ; ie . Like topping up the balance of ezlink before spending .


- After which , the image below will appear . Then , click " Okay " and you'll be redirected to your account .
TIP : If you're paying by Ibanking , just scroll down and select the bank that you're paying with . They will open a new window to the bank , which means you don't have to open it yourself XD
The rest of the procedures / status can be found in your account . Just spend a little time to explore it !
I hope this post has helped you more or less , feel free to contact me if you need any help !
1st Payment -> Item price & domestic shipping ( completed above )
2nd Payment -> Shipping cost from Daigou warehouse to Singapore ( to be paid when your parcel arrives in Singapore )


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