Taobao in China is similar to Amazon in the USA, but more inexpensive and has millions of items. The literal meaning of “Taobao” in Chinese is “Digging for Treasure.” This class will teach students how to translate Taobao into English, sign up for an account, search and pay for items, negotiate for services, and make returns. After initially using Taobao, some students may have issues with couriers, vendors, refunds, or deliveries. Therefore, the Community Center also offers the one-on-one Taobao Post-class Service class (see note below, change to Taobao Troubleshooting Class?), which addresses these concerns and more. Come learn what the locals already know, and enjoy shopping for less with the added convenience of door-to-door service. Reserve and book this class in advance.
Please come with your laptop (no iPads), address in Chinese (electronic), cell phone, and 102 RMB to be added into your Taobao account during class. If you do not have a laptop, please request a loaner from the Community Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the scheduled class doesn’t fit your schedule, we can also arrange an alternate class with a minimum of 4 attendees. For requests, please contact our program coordinator at email@example.com.
For Mac users:
Taobao’s security control program is compatible with Safari and Chrome for Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8. Please make sure your browser is either Safari 5.0 or higher, Chrome 10.0 or above, or the security control cannot be installed on your computer.
For Windows users:
The security control program is compatible with IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, and IE10 for Windows 2000 and above, but not compatible with Windows 64-bit browser. A 32-bit browser is required to download the security control program.
Afte using "Taobao" for a while, you might have some problems with currier, vendor regarding refund, fail delivery etc. Taobao post class serivce is to help you address the problems. It is a one on one trouble shooting class. Resversation need to be booked in advance.
Fen Huang, is a graduate of Shanghai Normal University where she started tutoring Chinese to foreign students. In 2012, she began teaching classes at the Community Center to help expats understand Chinese culture. Fen is happy to be a bridge between cultures so expats can learn more about China.