Buytrends founded 2008 in Zehjiang, China, it was specialized in woman's clothing and was online for about 7 years. It never became as popular as competitors such as Romwe or Choies, so it wasn't very surprising that it went offline at the end of 2015.

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Experience with Buytrends

Buytrends had a user-friendly site and a respectable selection of clothes, shoes, and accessories. Unfortunately our orders never arrived within the promised time limit, but we always received exactly what we ordered in the color we ordered it in. The customer reviews were often helpful, but as one PandaChecker pointed out, most of the reviews on Buytrends were positive and items were rarely rated below 3/5 stars, leading us to think that some reviews may be edited or forged to get higher ratings.

Pros

  • Buyer Protection via PayPal payment
  • Fair Prices
  • Automatic Rebates
  • Helpful size tables for every article of clothing
  • Customer Service Live Chat function

Cons

  • Account required to place orders
  • Only Defective/Wrong Articles may be Returned

Payment

Buytrends offered the two most popular payment options: PayPal and Credit Card payment. We always recommend these two options - especially PayPal - when ordering internationally, because the PayPal buyer protection is pretty helpful in getting your money back if you encounter problems.

Buytrends Shopping Cart

Shipping Costs and Delivery Times

Buytrends gave you three shipping options: "Super Savings Shipping" (10-20 days), Standard Shipping (4-8 business days), and Express Shipping (via DHL, UPS, or similar 2-6 business days). The Shipping Costs themselves did depend on the delivery address and order weight and were pretty high in comparison to other Chinese online shops.

Buytrends and Customs

Our orders from Buytrends were all very well declared and had no problems arriving at their destination (that we know of). However, it is always a smart idea to get familiar with your country's rules and regulations surrounding international mail and import taxes so that you know what to expect in case of any problems. Even the best-declared packages may be stopped by customs due to random checks

For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your product are possible. Not every item is taxed when entering the country, and the majority are only subject to a nominal processing fee of between $2 and $9 in the case of a random customs stop. The amount to be paid, however, can vary widely depending on the product and how it’s sent. If you are concerned about your item, or are planning to order goods in excess of $500, it is worth it to check with the Customs Office at the port of entry to confirm any extra fees.

Any extra taxes or duties on your shipment will either be paid at your door when the mailman drops it off, or the package may be held at your local post office. In which case, you will need to go pick it up and pay any applicable fees in person.

Return Policy

Buytrends only allowed customers to return defective or incorrect articles and all returns had to be reported to Buytrends' customer service department in advance. Further downside: customers needed to cover all return shipping costs themselves. 

Conclusion

Buytrends' biggest selling points seemed to be its large selection and average-to-low prices. But because of its long shipping times and costly shipping options, it never became as popular as  Lookbookstore or SheIn. There are a lot of other fashion stores in China available, so no need to be disappointed that this shop is offline now.

Alternatives

 Alternative 1:  gobuu
gobuu
 
shipping costs similar prices, more diverse collection
 Alternative 2:  Lookbookstore
Lookbookstore
 
free shipping one of the best known fashion shops from China, popular and often seen on blogs and instagram
 Alternative 3:  shein
Shein
 
free shipping large fashion range, pretty popular and often featured on blogs, free shipping for customers from the US
 Alternative 4:  twinkledeals
Twinkledeals
 
free shipping pretty new but already growing in popularity, large fashion selection and offers free shipping

12 Reviews

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08/16/2016

Manfred

Shop - Website closed ! - FOR SALE -
08/05/2015

Elinor

I am very grateful that my sister introduced me to this site. I've not had any issues with products not being as described any delays and the quality still exceeds my expectations based on the low prices!! I will continue to recommend the site to friends and family!!

Tip for consumers: please note items are coming from overseas...yes there is the customs delay so keep that in mind...ALWAYS look at the size charts!!
06/19/2015

Benny

I bought an elegant dress from our website, It was my first gift for my girlfriend and I had no idea about what to give her. So I was quite nervous also. Then while searching online I came across this store and this beautiful dress. I knew instantly she would look gorgeous in this dress. So I bought and gifted her the dress. She could not believe I selected this dress! She was too happy.
05/29/2015

Linda

After I placed the order,I received my dress much earlier than I planned out. I'm very impressed and will gladly shop here again! Thank you!
04/24/2015

Sara

I got may package at early time, Love my dress very much!!! It's perfect and well made!!!I would buy more from you! I really this special design with sexy top!love it!
04/14/2015

Danny

Good quality products... can these Germans write in english?
04/14/2015

Lily

I am very pleased with my purchase from buytrends! The dress fits perfectly!! I will be ordering a reception dress. Hopefully I can find one! Thanks!
04/14/2015

Myra

I have bought some dresses from this website, when I received the package, I like it very much. the quality is good, and when I sent an email to them, the customer service gave me a quick reply. Like it!
Translate 04/26/2015

Siomara

Realice un pedido el dia 08 de marzo y hasta fecha aun no lo recibido, se suponia que vendria en los proximos 20 dias habiles pero nada, ya psaron casi los dos meses y no lo eh recibido, ni se han comunicado conmigo para nada, creo que es muy mal que le mientan a uno, y yo todavia no se si mi paquete llegara o solo es una estafa
Translate 10/22/2014

schnee

ich habe 1x dort bestellt und nie wieder! habe extra 60$ mehr für die lieferung bezahlt (steht max 8tage) schlussentlich kam die ware erst nach über 1mt!! sry das gseht gar nicht in meinen augen! voll die abzocke, ok 'billige' kleider etc. dafür die lieferungzeit. nichts desto trotz sind die 'billige' ware doch teurer, wenn man es aurechnet.... mwst. + zoll! deshalb fingerweg!
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Lena

Im Großen und Ganzem auf jeden Fall lohnenswert. Lieferung hatte einige Tage verspäter, aber darüber kann man noch hinweg sehen. Ansonsten ist die Qualität ganz in Ordnung. So schöne Sachen, die man in Deutschland gar nicht im Laden bekommt. Also man trägt Sachen, die sonst wirklich kaum jemand noch hat.
Translate 10/07/2014

Christin

Hab zwei sehr gegensätzliche Erfahrungen gemacht.

Zur ersten Bestellung: Alles super. Kaufabwicklng problemlos, Kleid kam im angegebenen Zeitraum. Qualität war in Ordnung.

Deswegen hatte ich auch keine Bedenken als ich Monate später meine zweite Bestellung tätigte.
Kaufabwicklung und Lieferzeit wieder vollkommen okay. ABER: der Kundenservice hat in meinem Fall ziemlich versagt. Das bestellte Shirt war irgendwie ziemlich durchsichtig und generell sah es irgendwie anders aus, als auf der Abbildung im Internet. Naja, kann ja mal passieren. Deswegen wollte ich es zurück schicken. Wie hier auch beschrieben, kann fehlerhafte (oder Ware, die anders ist, als beschrieben) zurückgesendet werden. Ich hab dem Kundenservice sicher 10 Mails geschrieben, in denen ich zugegebenerweise immer unfreundlicher wurde. Letztendlich hat es zwar geklappt, aber dadurch, dass ich die Versandkosten (zin und zurück!) auch noch selber tragen musste, echt nervig und auch rausgeschmissenes Geld.

Also zusammenfassend: Solange man gute Ware erwischt, alles gut. Gute Abwicklung, "schnelle" Lieferung.
Aber sobald irgendein Problem auftaucht und der Kundenservice benötigt wird -> nicht mehr so toll...
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