Staying at home has got us shopping more than we need to. And Taobao is that guilty shopping pleasure that we know we should stop, but we just can’t! Shopping at Taobao is convenient, addictive and actually pretty fun. The online e-commerce giant offers everything you can dream of and at prices that are too good to miss. 

While the annual Singles Day sale has got our love, Taobao gives us another opportunity in June to grab all our favourites, without having to wait till November. If you’re like us and have a Taobao wishlist that runs for miles, this is the best time to reward yourself with a good online shopping session!

Why you can’t miss the big 6.18

Taobao/ TMall is known for its myriad of affordable products and brands but their campaigns take discounts to a whole new level. 

During the Taobao 618 Mid Year Sale that runs from 14 to 20 June 2020, merchants and stores on Taobao/Tmall cut prices to almost half; release exclusive and time-sensitive red packets and vouchers. The discounts are endless. From Nike shoes to branded handbags, to snacks, cosmetics and electronics, there is something for all.

Here are some of the best shopping perks for the Taobao 618 Mid Year Sale 2020!

Free shipping to SG when you shop via the Taobao App

I’m sure you don’t like to waste money on extra fees such as shipping. During 6.18, you don’t have to. Shop via the Taobao App and get Free Shipping with min. spend RMB299!

Snatch vouchers, red packets and get up to 10% Cash Rewards on 618!

To make this a true celebration, you can get Taobao Angbaos daily when you visit the Taobao App or Web, watch livestreams, and collect vouchers from your favourite stores. The highest amount that you can grab is RMB618!

There are also additional discounts such as RMB20 off min. spend RMB200, and RMB40 off min. spend RMB300. To put into perspective, RMB100 is just under S$20.

On top of all the discounts and Angbaos, you can also find credit card promotions on Tmall’s website! 

ShopBack users can also get RMB50 off with an exclusive code GSSTBSB on your purchase! There are a million things to shop on Taobao and here’s how you can get started.

How To Buy in Taobao, Step by Step Guide

If you already have an account on both ShopBack and Taobao, you are on the right track. If this is your first time buying at Taobao, don’t feel intimidated by all the pages in Chinese. Just follow us! We will guide you through the shopping process:

1 – Create an account in Shopback. It’s easy peasy.

2 – Create an account on Taobao with our useful guide here!

3 – Download the Shopback Extension. Buy at Taobao using the ShopBack search bar & extension only to guarantee you get your Cashback.

4 – Shop through ShopBack and earn Cashback. The search bar will automatically show up on the top right of your browser. You can use it to search for your desired items and activate your cash rewards.

Must follow: Empty your cart before clicking through the ShopBack. You may add your item into your cart only from after clicking through the search bar or extension.

5 – Find the products you want. Search for what you want on the ShopBack extension search bar and use the filters to narrow down the selections.

6 – Did you find the product you want? Great, you are a couple of steps away from nabbing a good deal. Check the specifications of the product: colour, size if applicable and quantity and add it to your shopping bag.

For a complete guide for shopping on Taobao, check out our how to buy on Taobao article here.

Sale + sale + sale

You don’t have to wait for 6.18 to nab these promotions. Head to Taobao/Tmall now to start shopping and collecting your Angbaos and vouchers!

Happiness is knowing that you won’t be paying full price for anything you add to your online cart. Click ‘Check out’ and make your online shopping dreams come true at the 6.18 Taobao Mid-Year sale. What is on your Taobao wishlist? Share it with us below!


Note: All information are accurate at the time of publication on 17 June 2020.

This article was originally published on 14 June 2018 and updated on 17 June 2020. 



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