It has become so common to hear someone asking for contacts of a runner in China. By ‘runner’ I am referring to someone who does shopping errands for a fee. So basically if someone resides in China or periodically goes to China they can source things for people. Many people are making quite a lot of money by being runners. Anyways, most people have migrated from just sourcing things in neighbouring countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and so on. China and Dubai are now a hotbed for being sourcing things for personal use or business. Other than runners some have turned to the ever-increasing trend of online shopping. In this article, I will share with you top Chinese eCommerce sites where you can shop even from here in Zimbabwe with guaranteed deliveries.


Taobao is an eCommerce site mainly for facilitating customer to customer trade. Did you know it is considered the 8th placed website when it comes to the most visited sites in the world? If you visit the site you will notice that it is all in Chinese. You can check out the website here. However, you can access an agent site through which you can still purchase stuff on their platform. One key agent that comes to mind is Taobao Focus – check out the website here. This one is in English and they provide international shipping to any country.


AliExpress provides a comprehensive list of 13 categories of products from which you can choose from. Some of them are electronics, fashion, phone accessories, computer electronics, toys, home and garden, home appliances, and tools amongst others. The other great thing is that you can choose the currency you will be using e.g. the South African Rand is accepted. International shipping provided; you can check out the website here.


This is yet another site; probably the most popular. This site is a hub for manufacturers, suppliers, exporters, importers, buyers, wholesalers, and a wide range of products. The categories are so comprehensive and you still have an option to choose a currency you will be using when buying. You can check out the website here. Let me highlight here that Taobao, AliExpress, Alibaba are all under the Alibaba Group belonging to Jack Ma. It is no wonder why he is an eCommerce giant both in China and the world at large.

Bang Good

You can try out this site which also offers a comprehensive list of products. Anything you can ever imagine you are most likely going to find it on this site. Options of choosing which currency to use are also available. There are several discounted packages and alluring promotions there. You can check out the website here.


The moment you log onto the Rotita website you are given the offer to get a 10 per cent off coupon if you subscribe. Rotita is somewhat different from other sites – it is visually alluring; it really stands out in that regard. Rotita is basically a site that focuses on types of clothing, for both males and females – virtually any category you can think of. It is actually a Chinese fashion online shop; you might think it is not when you log onto it, but it is. You can check out the website here.

DH Gate

DH Gate is mainly for buying wholesale products from Chinese factories. You can check out the website here. Comprehensive list of products you can ever think of. The site is also quite visually appealing. It also has a Xiaomi Store for Xiaomi products – I use a Xiaomi phone; a very good brand. Shipping is to any country – check out the website here.

Light In The Box

Light In A Box has a wide array of products spanning from clothing to gadgets and accessories amongst other things. You can buy for wholesale or retail so the options are several. You can check out the website here.


This also has several categories to choose from. Clothing, gadgets, accessories and the like – for all age groups are available. The platform has a segment that focuses exclusively on Xiaomi products. You can check out the website here.

It is also great to know all these sites have affiliate programs. This means you can actually create your own affiliate websites where you can make money by advertising for these brands. This also even expands to dropshipping – dropshipping is when you advertise, a customer makes an order to you but the shipping is handled by the brand you were advertising. Additionally, these brands have mobile apps thus bringing more convenience in that you can shop comfortably from your mobile devices.