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What is 1688.com

If you are reading this it is because you are probably looking for the best pages to buy in China and want to explore beyond the renowned Aliexpress and Gearbest. That’s why on this occasion I want to talk to you about a little-known store in Latin America and Europe, but that is a leader in wholesale trade in the domestic market in China.

Did you know that you can use the same Taobao.com user to enter 1688.com? Register! Keep in mind that the user will only allow you to search the platform, but if you want to buy you must do so with an intermediary as this page can only buy residents of China.

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History of 1688

1688.com was released to the public in 1999 and is part of the Alibaba group. This online store specializes in providing online shopping and transaction services through wholesale sellers and manufacturers to wholesale buyers in China.

How and what to buy in 1688

The online store 1688.com has an App similar to the Taobao App, it is necessary to have idea of Mandarin since this website is in Chinese and you will need to have it in Spanish or English (The best solution, use a plugins to translate it)

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It should be clarified that unlike Taobao or Tmall, 1688, Jd, specializes in wholesale market, i.e. higher volume of merchandise. Many companies and companies purchase their products through this virtual store for its wide variety of items and good value for money. Whatever you need, you’ll find it here.

People from any country outside of China will not be able to shop at 1688.com without an agent unless they have a card from a Chinese bank and are practically a resident of China (have ID), for tax purposes. Buy now, super discounts!