Many of the goods currently circulating in the world are actually made in China, up from clothes to electronic products, and of course gadgets, household items and more or less anything that may come to mind. Who is looking for low prices for many types of products can try to apply directly to Chinese shops online. Some of these look like huge warehouses, with objects of any type, sometimes unavailable in regular physical stores.
In the following an extensive list of Chinese shops in English, with a general description or a personal review.
Lightinthebox [generalist clothing] Women's Clothing, Fashion handbags, hats, jewelry, shoes, wedding dresses and formal wear, gifts, electronic products, mobile phones, Android tabletPC, home and automobile products, body care, gadgets, toys, games, musical instruments and much more. Frequent updates. Good prices. Shipping by courier, some items are also in Free Shipping.
MiniInTheBox [generalist gadgets] Connected to Lightinthebox, but with a large catalog of products in freeshipping. Very rich offer including gadgets, toys, models, clocks, computer accessories and phones, led flashlights, bulbs, car accessories, key rings, lighters, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and much more.
Milanoo [clothing] The specialist in clothing. Extensive catalog of clothes for men and women, accessories, wedding dresses, shoes and bags, cosplay costumes, lolita, watches, jewelry. Shipping by express courier. Secure payments via Paypal.
Everbuying [general] really large catalog. Clothing for men and women, handbags, shoes, accessories, many electronic products including dual sim mobile phones, Android tablet PC and notebook computers, games and toys, clocks, LED flashlights and much more. Shop considered safe and reliable. Payments through Paypal. Free slow shipping or by courier.
DX (Dealextreme) [Electronics DIY] A huge inventory, here you can find almost anything. Electronic products, MP3 and MP4 players, mobile phones, accessories for iPod iPhone and iPad, automotive products, clothing, bags, shoes, watches, jewelry, games, digital cameras, batteries, LED flashlights and much more. An interesting section dedicated to DIY with individual electrical components and small parts of various types. Free shipping with tracking number. Some items are available in local warehouses, for faster delivery and no customs.
DXmall [bride groom ceremony] Dealextreme section dedicated to wedding and appearel in general. Great selection, good prices and the ability to customize its strengths. We can even request a dress as it appears in any photos. Shop considered safe, reliable and trustworthy.
Focalprice [general] online webshop with a large catalog and good prices. Payments through Paypal and free shipping on all sale items. Free tracking number for orders over $20. Secure and reliable.
Fasttech [Electronic - DIY] more specialized in electronic products and spare parts, offers an extensive catalog also includes batteries, electronic cigarettes and accessories, toys, models, household and outdoor. Considered to be very reliable and fast in processing orders, payments through Paypal and good choice in shipping methods.
Sunsky-Online [electronics general] very large catalog but more focused towards consumer electronic products. It offers you great prices, often better than other Chinese webshop. Discounts for wholesale purchases. Various shipping methods, from simple economic Mail (china post, hongkong post, singapore post and swiss post) up to fast courier services. Various forms of payment, including Paypal.
Chinavasion [electronics] Many made in china items, in medium and high level. Phones, smartphones, tablets, cameras, surveillance, navigation and much more. Catalogue with quality products, carefully checked and selected. Sell to the public but is also heavily used by vendors offering their products in dropshipping. Secure and reliable.
Sammydress [clothing] - clothing for men and women, shoes, handbags, watches and jewelry at low prices. Excellent resource for buying clothes and accessories at affordable costs. Secure Payments by credit card via Paypal, free shipping or express courier.
Dressale [clothing and furniture] Wedding dresses, evening dresses and formal wear, women's shoes, but also accessories and furnishings for the home. Great selection, affordable prices and fast delivery by courier.
JJshouse [wedding] wedding dresses and formal dresses, but also handbags, jewelry, party favors and other accessories related to marriage, even with custom sizes. Payments via Paypal and fast shipping with express delivery.
TBDress [clothing] large assortment of clothing for women, wedding dresses and copies of the great designers. In fact, many users were dissatisfied from this store, it can happen that the quality leaves much to be desired, and that the merchandise received does not correspond to that shown on the site.
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Some useful informations
The forms of shipping from China are mainly of three types: Simple - the cheapest one, proposed by many shops as a form of free shipping. No warranty upon receiving the package. Estimated time of arrival 10-40 days depending on the destination country.
Signed for - with tracking number. We can follow the parcel along its path to the destination. It's considered quite safe. Estimated time 20-40 days depending on the destination country.
Express Courier (EMS, DHL, TNT, FedEX, UPS, etc.) - secure and safe, but also more expensive. Estimated time 3-7 days.
Used by some sellers. In practice, it sells the product on any market but shipping takes place directly from the factory.
Customs All the goods from abroad, are treated as imports and are subject to checks and customs. This is to prevent the illegal entry of goods into our country, but also to apply the appropriate customs duties or import taxes. Probability increases with the weight and volume of the package and, of course, its declared value. Note: Gift diciture on the parcel to avoid customs is absolutely useless, pretty much the vast majority of the goods from China were declared as a Gift.