avoid ordering products from China Via ecommerce

One of the major disadvantages of purchasing products from e-commerce sites delivering products from China is the risk of getting counterfeit items. There are many fake brands that leverage the ease of selling online and offer sham products. You should also be aware of online frauds while using online payments on e-commerce sites and make sure that the online store you're visiting to place your order must have appropriate security measures. Adding to that, ordering high-value products from markets like China often attract heavy import taxes and customs duties.

Getting back to customs duties, you will not be charged by buying. Small, cheap items generally pass by customs without any duty. But for more expensive products, say, like a phone, the courier company usually charges the relevant duty while delivering, and you are expected to upload KYC documents on the courier company's site before the order is delivered to you. In some cases, the product can be held at the customs office, and buyers will have to clear the additional customs duty there.

You should always verify the price of the product you want from China by visiting online portals such as Amazon or Flipkart to see the actual discounts you're getting from the Chinese store. Many times, you'd get the same or even low prices through an Indian e-commerce site as well. You should also check for the return policy and calculate the shipping charges you need to pay for placing the order. more  

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In one of my earlier posts in this circle, I had requested for disclosure of country of origin of the products to be mandatory in all e-commerce catalogues. One comes to know about the country of origin of the product only after physical receipt of the product.
Avoid buying china made products, if the similar India made products are available..... more  
Good to avoid china product if possible. more  
Thanks for the information and knowledge shared by others. more  
If we go fishing for cheap products without doing our due diligence we ourselves are to be blamed and more so with the Chinese products who have different quality of products of the same product but different price band more  
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