8 Buying Tips for Singles Day (11.11)

Last Updated on 06/11/2023

Singles day has become in recent years one of the biggest shopping days is the world.

But finding great deals on Singles day is not always easy. We have gathered here some tips to help you find the best deals and websites, cut shipping costs and avoid frauds on Singles Day 2023.

1. Plan ahead

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Planning ahead can help you focus on the products you really need, and avoid making impulse purchases of products you don’t really need.

When planning ahead for double 11 it is important to list in advance the products you want, and set a budget for buying them.

This way you will make sure that you are buying what you really need and at a good price.

2. Use price drop alerts

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Some of the major Chinese and international sites enable customers to set and receive alerts for price drops on products that are on their wishlist.

3. Don’t wait for the last minute!

Whenever you find an item that is on your list in a good price – purchase it.

The best deals on Chinese Singles day can run out of stock pretty fast, with hundreds of millions of customers trying to grab them.

4. Don’t have much time? Focus on the major sites

The main websites for shopping on Singles day are: AliExpress, SHEIN, Banggood, Tomtop, Zaful and Geekbuying.

If you don’t have much time for deal picking on many websites – focusing on these sites should be more then enough for you to find great deals.

5. Pre-register

In order not to waste unnecessary time registering to sites on the Singles day itself, it is advisable to register to the main sites a few days before 11/11.

6. Consider the shipping costs

Shipping costs to different countries and continents vary from site to site.

Some Chinese sites offer free shipping when reaching a certain amount. Other sites offer relatively low shipping costs on most deals.

7. Don’t buy on unfamiliar sites

Every year, numerous fictitious websites pop up, using ads on social networks with very attractive offers and discounts that customers will never actually get.

Beware of unusual offers from sites you don’t know. It is highly recommended to do a google search for the combination of the unfamiliar website’s name with the word “scam”.

If the results show that the site’s reliability is questionable – it is recommended not to buy there.

8. The deals start early

Competition between the main websites participating on Singles day has become increasingly aggressive over the years.

Many Chinese websites aim to get as many sales possible on Singles day, before the stage moves on to the other big November international sales days – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

One of the tricks these websites use is simple: start early. And so – All the leading Chinese websites is expected to start publishing great deals on the days before 11/11.

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