With over 1 billion products on Baopals, narrowing your searches down to the specific type or style you want can be a struggle. Baopals makes things easy with built-in translations on all searches, sellers and product information, but that’s only part of the equation. We've also created over 50 departments, thousands of search suggestions, and a community-driven shopping section.
Searching on Baopals
Use the Baopals search bar to search all products. Completing a search will instantly search all of Taobao and Tmall, China's largest online marketplace.
By default, your search will be translated to Chinese. This is best used when using key words for different types of products, e.g. "headphones", "winter coat", and so on. Since Baopals searches are translated from your language to Chinese, it's typically best to keep the number of words you enter into the search bar to a minimum.
Alternatively, you can deselect "Translate my search" to search an exact match for your search terms. When searching for a specific brand or product name, or when using Chinese, deselect "Translate my search".
Using Search Suggestions
Baopals has created thousands of custom searches to make finding what you want much easier.
These search suggestions are not merely auto-completions of your search. The Baopals team has spent countless hours foraging all of Taobao and Tmall to find the best searches and categories to match what Baopals customers seek, and are adding new suggestions daily. Thus, using Baopals search suggestions will often help you get to the most accurate results so you can shop with confidence.
Let's take women's fashion as an example. Many styles have specific names that might not translate over exactly in Chinese. Using our search suggestions, a search for a-line skirts, v-neck rompers or bohemian blouses will have you browsing thousands of clothing options in the style you're looking for. Just start typing in the first few letters of what you are looking for and click on the most appropriate search suggestion that pops up.
Browsing Baopals' Departments
We've created over 50 departments to better organize and categorize the massive library of Taobao and Tmall products. These categories are organized into 10 sections, including Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion, Electronics, Food & Beverage, and more. You can navigate to departments by clicking on the DEPARTMENTS menu at the top left of the screen, or via the hamburger menu on mobile phones.
In each Baopals department, you'll find hundreds of searches across various categories, popular brands, and trending products.
Finding Product Recommendations
In November 2018, Baopals launched DISCOVER, a community where Baopals shoppers can explore, connect with one another, and share great products. Through Discover, you can browse collections of products built by other Baopals shoppers, follow people who share your interests, and keep up with the latest user reviews and activity on Baopals.
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