It is a normal behavior of some buyers question in a community on how to import cheap products from China to India by Banggood India in 2021?
Are you buying from Banggood in India?
Do you want to know about the Banggood Review in India?
How to avoid Banggood India custom duty?
Is it safe to buy from Banggood from India?
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Moreover, many questions arising in your mind. Don’t worry, I will clear all your points here on this topic, so keep reading, and I will share some tips while purchasing from online shipping. If I missed something in points, you could ask me for comments, and I will reply to your questions.
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Banggood was founded in 2006, and it is one of the giant international e-commerce websites. Banggood has offices and warehouses in two countries located in Hong Kong and Cyprus.
Review of Banggood India
My video was uploaded on YouTube about the first time I bought from Bang good and my experience.
Is Banggood India Safe?
This question mainly arises from the shopper’s mind who wants to import products from China from banggood.com, which is normal because I also asked myself about the same. After reviewing the feedback on many websites, I finally decided to buy from Banggood, and I am 100% sure about banggood.com, and I CAN say it is safe to buy from Banggood from India and other countries.
I had bought two items and both the items went to my destination on or before the delivery time. There are no tricks or something to get details from your credit cards and do some fraudulent activities by those trusted sites.
Banggood Shipping Time to India
Now you should read this point carefully. Most of the buyers always the first eye on the shipping method “Free Shipping,” whether it is $1 or $100 item price, but they always forget to ask themselves whether I get the product on time?
So, I avoid Free Shipping or Standard Shipping for low items cost which is importing from these websites, and I do not choose these shipping methods from the range of $1-$70 (Rs65 – Rs4000), better is to use another Banggood shipping method which is Banggood India Direct Mail By Gati Express.
Banggood has a tie-up with the Gati to provide more fast shipping services in India. This is the plus point for the Indian buyers. Instead of Standard shipping, select the India Direct Mail option. The shipping cost is also very less than the other paid shipping methods like Aramex and EMS. India’s delivery time by India Direct Mail (Gati) is min 7 to max 18 days. I always got the products in 10-11 after the item was shipped from Bang good warehouse.
You also get the Banggood India direct mail shipping tracking number once the item was shipped from the warehouse.
You can track your items from these websites:
http://www.gati.com/webservices/iGatiDktTrck2.jsp?requid=xxxxx (replace xxx with your tracking number, use this link once the item reached India)
Free Shipping vs. Paid Shipping
As I mentioned above point, I do not choose a Free shipping method for low-valued items. Free shipping is mostly known as Standard Shipping. My experience is why I hate free shipping or standard shipping method, and I bought two items from Aliexpress. This was my first experience when I bought any from a Chinese website.
The cost of these two items is $1-2. I selected Free Shipping. I got the tracking number from the two separate buyers, a few days I am getting an update on my tracking number, but once it was dispatched from the China warehouse, it stopped getting updates. After waiting 60 days, I confirmed the item was lost during transit, I contacted my local post office, but there was no parcel.
However, I got a refund from those sellers, so I stopped choosing a free shipping method, which is why I recommend going paid shipping method to get products on hand.
While with paid shipping, you have to pay less amount in Banggood India direct mail option, pay less, assured to get the item on time. Sometimes, above Rs4000 valued items you get free shipping on India direct mail or Aramax, grab one of those.
I always recommend using Paypal because Paypal is secure and accepts both credit card and debit card. If there is something that goes wrong with online shopping, you can raise a dispute. I always use Paypal for purchasing on Bangood.in, and it is a one-click checkout method. Banggood is also accepting credit or debit cards, so you can use the credit card to buy items. Read my pro tips on Tips point.
They do not accept Cash on Delivery (COD) for Indian Buyers. They provide COD in two countries Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
India Customs Duty Charges
Please note, below Rs2,000 valued items, NO duty will be charged by India’s customs.
However, above Rs2,000, there is no guarantee they will charge or not because I read the buyer feedback, they have written on somewhere, they had bought mobile phone worth Rs10,000 from Bangood.in, but customs doesn’t charge him a single penny. The same I read on another website, they purchased the Rs3,000 valued item, and they charged him 20-30% duty.
Most of the time, the buyers got charged from the EMS shipping method. However, 99% sure you get charge through private shipping like Gati or Aramex, so it is a win-win type game or hit n miss type game. Read my pro tips on Tip points to avoid or reimburse customs charges.
My Pro Tips For You
Assured Shipping: –
Whenever you buy items from Banggood, keep in mind you should always select the Shipping Insurance option. This option will save your product from damage during transit, but Banggood would resend the product to your address at their expense if the problem were lost.
Virtual Credit Card(VCC)
Whenever you buy from online shopping, especially outside India, always use Virtual Credit Card (VCC). This will save fraudulent activity on your card and saves it from hackers. To get VCC, you must have a Credit Card, and the credit card provider must have an option to use VCC. For example – In HDFC, they have a VCC option called NetSafe. Similarly, other banks have their own VCC name.
Suppose, if you want to buy an item of Rs3000, you go to your VCC website, top-up the amount of Rs3,000 from your primary credit card to the VCC, and then use it. It is similar to a credit card. In case you don’t have a VCC option, then try something alternative like Entropay or Payoneer.
Avoid Customs Charges:
As I have already written above that only customs duty have to pay on above Rs2000 valued items but to avoid customs charges up to Rs10,000 valued item then do these steps mentioned below:
A.) First, tick this option “Remove Banggood logo from the package.”
B.) Click on the “Process to checkout” button, then tick on “Add Shipping Insurance to your order,” then place your order
C.) Once the order is placed, immediately send the email to Banggood customer care or Live Chat that you have placed the order number and wanted to mention the item as a gift in front of the packaging. To be noted, customs will avoid up to Rs10,000 valued gifted items.
As Banggood stated, they will pay the taxes if the customs held the product and charged you the taxes. Only you have to do, pay the amount to customs and then send the receipt to Banggood. They will send the amount to your preferred bank account or credit card or something else in one business working day.
However, this is the separate option called “Tariff Insurance,” if you find this option on the shopping cart, you should select that. If not, then use Shipping Insurance to save something from customs duties. However, as I stated, this is a HIT & MISS game.
Finally, this is what I have written about my experience with Banggood. I will try some other online shopping sites like GearBest, TomTop, and some similar sites. How is your experience with Banggood? Please write your comment below. If you like this post, kindly make sure to share this post.