A Guide to Online Shopping in Taiwan: (Post 1 of 3)
– Local Websites (so you don’t have to worry about import taxes)
General Shopping / Generic Sites:
1. PC Home:
In English (global.pchome.com.tw/english)
In Chinese (www.pchome.com.tw)
Popular local site, especially for daily living products and electronics.
They offer 24 hours delivery for a lot of their products. Beware that there are fewer products in the English site …
2. Momo (www.momoshop.com.tw) – Chinese Only
Another popular site among locals, with a higher focus on products you typically find in a mall (bags, purses, cosmetics, etc…).
3. Costco (www.costco.com.tw) – English and Chinese
The online version of the US based, buy-in-bulk hypermarket. If you are a member, they can deliver a good range of their products to your home.
4. Shopee (www.shopee.tw) – Chinese Only
Another popular shopping site.
5. Yahoo – Chinese Only
(tw.buy.yahoo.com) (tw.mall.yahoo.com) (tw.bid.yahoo.com)
The local online shopping site for the search engine company. The 3 sites are divided by products (1) sold by Yahoo, (2) sold through Yahoo and (3) Bid + Auctioned on Yahoo.
6. Ruten (www.ruten.com.tw)
Bidding / Auction Site (a.k.a. – The “eBay” of Taiwan) – it is actually a Joint Venture between PCHome and eBay.
7. iBon (mart.ibon.com.tw)
The online mall for the company that runs the 7-11 stores in Taiwan
8. Pinkoi (www.pinkoi.com)
They are more of an online boutique type store. This is a good site if you are looking for local designs and ideas for small gifts.
9. Carrefour (online.carrefour.com.tw) – Chinese Only
Online Shopping Site of the French Supermarket chain in Taiwan.
Honorable Mentions (Chinese Only):
These Local Online “Malls” are well integrated with local Convenience Stores:
Last Update: Sept 24, 2017