Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China


Shopping in Liuzhou is a lot better than it used to be, especially for what might be considered “western” requirements, but is still very limited. An improvement on impossible, but only just.

Things changed a few years back as online shopping hit China in a big way, especially through Taobao and Tmall. Most things you can imagine wanting or cannot imagine at all are available – from books and music to electronics, food, clothes (including western sizes) etc.

However, the site is nearly all in Chinese and this limits its usefulness for those who can’t read Chinese and have to seek assistance from Chinese friends.

Now however, a newish website, Baopals is offering a portal to Taobao and Tmall in English. Based in Shanghai and started by three American expats, the site offers access to what they claim to be over 800 million items.

The site also offers full instructions, details of payment and refund methods, and additional information on things like Chinese clothing sizes etc.

To visit the site click on the logo above. (Note: You may have to disable any VPNs or proxies to gain access.)

Don’t spend all your money!

. This entry was posted on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 12:25 pm and is filed under Food and Drink, Shopping. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Baopals”

  1. Graham L. Says:

    However, the site is nearly all in English and this…
    I think you mean ….nearly all in Chinese…

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Indeed. Thank you. Edited.

    I never know which language I am speaking.

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