DHgate (headquarters in Beijing) is a Chinese online platform (comparable to Amazon or Aliexpress) for merchants to offer their diverse products. Therefore, the website has an amazing range of products. It doesn't matter if you're looking for consumer electronics, garments, decor or sports goods: You will find nearly anything. DHGate offers more than 30 million products for a global audience from 227 countries. With more than 5 million customers worldwide, it isn't surprising that DHGate is already one of the 2100 most visited websites worldwide.

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Experiences with DHgate

Naturally we tested the in and outs of DHGate and placed a test order. These are the pieces of information we collected along the way:


  • huge range of products and inexpensive prices
  • well-arranged website
  • free shipping possible
  • great customer support


  • no payment via paypal possible
  • ordering only possible after creating an account


Paying at DHgate is possible with various payment methods. Payment with credit card (Visa, American Express, Mastercard), Moneybookers, Western Union and per Bank Transfer is offered for all countries. In Germany you have further options such as Sofort Banking and Giropay. DHGate doesn't offer PayPal! A clear disadvantage and hopefully only temporary.

Supported Payment Methods

Credit Card




Simply enter your credit card infos and off you go. Just keep in mind that you generally won't get buyer protection this way .
Western Union   Western Union is not the most useful payment method: you have to go to a Western Union branch and pay in cash. Meaning you can't get your money back and the payment confirmation might take some time.
GiroPay GiroPay This is an online payment method. If you pick this option, you're redirected to the online banking website of your bank, where you can log in as usual. Fill in the offered form. The seller will immediately be informed about your payment as soon as you've paid.
MoneyBookers/Skrill MoneyBookers A payment method similar to PayPal. This payment method is especially popular in the UK.
Sofort banking SofortÜberweisung Very useful for everyone, who has a bank, which offers this payment method. Only disadvantage: doesn't generally offer buyer protection.
Bank Transfer This payment method might also, depending on your bank, take some time. Furthermore there might be additional fees.

Delivery times, tracking and shipping

DHgate offers several delivery options - but it always depends on the customer's address and the online merchant. As a customer from Germany you usually get to choose between Hong Kong Post shipping (16-21 days delivery time) and Singapore Post (15-25 days delivery time), more costly shipping options like DHL (2-8 work days), EMS (6-14 work days), FedEX (3-8 work days) and UPS (1-7 work days) are often also available. The various shipping costs and times are visible before you complete your ordering process.

DHgate Shipping Options

DHgate and customs

DHgate.com is a platform for various merchants, meaning that the package declarations can vary extremely and depend on the merchant. Consider the reviews and amount of items a merchant offers before you place an order. Furthermore, the customs offfice does random checks on well-declared packages from China.

Naturally this doesn’t free anyone from the legal 19% import sales tax, which will be raised on any order with a value of 26€ or more. The usual case would be paying the taxes directly to your mailman once the parcel arrives. On rare occasions your local custom office will keep the package and you will have to come pick it up and pay the taxes at their office. Further information is available in our FAQ.

Return policy

The buyer has the right to return or items and demand an exchange (in case of broken or wrong items or if the product doesn't match its description) or a refund. You can get a refund from DHGate for the shipping costs that may arise in this case. If you simply do not like an item you purchased, you can send it back but have to pay for the return shipping yourself and may have to pay further fees

Specific features

DHGate is a platform for online merchants, so it resembles online shops such as Amazon or Aliexpress. Because of the various merchants you have a large quantity and variety of products available, which are offered mostly for an inexpensive price.


If you're more interested in a bargain and not in brand products, than you won't be disappointed with DHgate. It offers any kind of inexpensive no-name product. Another bonus is the customer-friendly support and the well-arranged website.


Alternative 1: Aliexpress
possibly shipping costs also a platform for online merchants, huge range of products, often free shipping
Alternative 2: Dealextreme
free shipping huge range of products, lots of well-known Chinese brands, free shipping

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Translate 06/02/2019

Ana belen rey dorribo

Me han cobrado por duplicado 2 veces y el pedido no aparece, encima tiene que ser todo en inglés y no me dan solución
Translate 05/28/2019


ich schaue mir hier die Bewertung an und denke mir nur mein Teil. Ich hab schon über knapp 1000 Euro Sachen ob’s Schuhe, Kleidung, Schmuck war bei DHGate bestellt und alles kam perfekt an sogar immer 1-2 Wochen früher als geplant.
Die Qualität hängt immer davon ab wie der Verkäufer bewertet ist. Man kann es so sehen wie ein Basar z.B in der Türkei da kauft man ja auch nicht das erst beste sondern man schaut sich die Stände durch und sucht sich das beste aus. Paar war echt von schlechter Qualität aber sonst war alles ob. Nike Schuhe hab ich mir öfter bestellt haben kein Unterschied zu den hier in Deutschland. UND ES WAR NOCH NIE WAS BEIM ZOLL!!!
Im Großen und ganzen ist die Seite/App einfach nur Top besser als alles China oder Japan Seiten.
Super App super Artikel
Translate 05/25/2019


J'ai passé une commande sur DHgate. Il n'était pas précisé qu'il y aurait des frais de douane. Je viens de recevoir la facture : 122 euros !!! Inadmissible. J'ai essayé de contacter le vendeur : aucune réponse
Translate 05/16/2019


A FUIRRRRRR!!!! A BANIRRRR !!!!! J'ai passé commande de 4 articles pour un montant de 10 euro chacun et j'ai reçu des articles similaires à 2 euro en qualité de MER.. c'est pas du vol ça !!! 1 fois mais pas 2. j'envois des mails au vendeur aucune réponse il fait la sourde oreille....j'ouvre un litige qu'il rejette pour cause de preuve alors que j'ai envoyé 5 photos quoi de plus.Chacun fait ce qu'il veut mais si vous souhaitez vous faire arnaqué n'hésiter pas le site est accessible à tous... A bon entendeur....
Translate 05/11/2019


Le 06/04/2019 j'ai commandé une sacoche sur DHgate et à ce jour le 11/05/2019 je n'ai toujours rien reçu, j'ai un numero de suivi invalide le vendeur fait croire qu'il a expédié ma commande, de puls il est impossible de contacter le vendeur car son compte n'existe plus.
Translate 05/11/2019


Après avoir commandé 3 fois chez dhgate, je n’ai jamais eu aucun problème les chaussures sont de qualité exceptionnel. Sur ce site il ne faut pas commander sans avoir vu les avis des vendeurs ainsi que les photos, et évitez le transport DHL c’est celui qui prend des frais de transport ePacket n’en prendra pas. Moi j’en suis très contente, communication très réussie avec les vendeurs
Translate 05/05/2019


quanto segue e' pura verita':premesso che anche aliexpres e' SERISSIMO! anche DHGATE non e' da meno:dopo innumerevoli acquisti su entrambi i siti posso garantirvi che l'unico problema puo' essere che il pacco puo' arrivare anche dopo 3 mesi!!!!!! ma fidatevi che arriva!molte volte dopo che sono andato in contestazione e che mi avevano gia' rimesso il denaro nella carta di credito (tranquilli lo fanno)MI E' POI ARRIVATO ANCHE IL PACCO!!!!!ho avuto una spedizione bloccata in dogana ,ho mandato il relativo documento al servizio clienti e mi hanno rimesso il denaro nella carta di credito!Valutate che denaro e'"preso in carico" da DHGATE che liquidera' il venditore SOLO se la vendita andra' a buon fine........in definitiva posso affermare che la percentuale di "fregature" (che possono capitare....)e' del 1/2%100.Consiglio:acquistate sempre un solo pezzo per volta perche' se il pacco arriva con solo un pezzo invece dei magari 3 ordinati e' difficile dimostrare tutto cio'.Piu' attenzione su IOFFER dove la non esiste la protezione del cliente in quanto credo di aver capito che il pagamento arriva direttamente al venditore cosi' che quelle poche volte che ci sono problemi.....ci attacca al tram...!SALUTI A TUTTI
Translate 05/01/2019


Ho ordinato un abito molto importante. Mi è stato fatto letteralmente su misura da Modeldress, arrivato in anticipo. Soddisfattissimo. Naturalmente mi riferisco a Modeldress che consiglio vivamente anche per l'ottimo servizio clienti.
Translate 04/26/2019


Wir haben Ware im Wert von 150 Euro bestellt und sofort überwiesen. Das ist 6 Wocher her...bis jetzt ist keine Ware angekommen. Der Anbieter antwortet auf keine Mail, fordert aber weiterhin zur Zahlung auf. Sehr seltsam....ich vermute mittlerweile, dass ich weder die bestellte Ware sehe, noch das Geld zurück bekomme.
Translate 04/19/2019


Ich kaufe hier reihenweise Fußballtrinkots und bin immer wieder aufs neue positiv von Qualität und Versanddauer überrascht!
Translate 04/18/2019


Ich hab eine problme also ich hab die Ware bestellt habe und hab noch mal ,weil ich mich unsicher ob ich bestellt hab .
Wie kann ich die eingen ware dass nicht möchte stönieren?
Translate 04/17/2019


Acquistato oggetto in febbraio articolo in attesa di spedizione contatto il servizio pare che vera spedito in giugno ... mah ! Ora e aprile ... il venditore non risponde a richieste rimborso ! Dopo giugno interverrà spero il servizio di gate ... attendo ! Ripostero opinione più aggiornata in seguito! Inoltre piattaforma non è propriamente friendly della serie che ti costringe ad entrare ed uscire più volte ! Scomoda ci richieste di codici verifica assurde ... boh sono un po’ in dissenso con l’articolo di opinione generale che ho appena letto ...
Translate 04/15/2019


Hat jemand Smartphones hier gekauft und was für erfahrung habt ihr denn gemacht danke im vorraus
Translate 04/14/2019


Ich hatte zwei Modeschmuck Uhren bestellt um Dhgate mal zu testen, zwei Lieferanten exakt die selben Uhren. Die erste Lieferung kam gute drei Wochen nach Bestellung an, die zweite wurde warum auch immer an einen falschen Ort geliefert, der Verkäufer bat mit die Rückerstattung über das Portal einzuleiten, gesagt getan und die Zahlung war nur einen Tag später wieder auf meinem Kartenkonto erstattet und das mit Versandkosten????
Translate 04/12/2019


Meine erste Bestellung lief reibungslos:
am 16.03. Konto bei DHgate eröffnet, einen Herbstmantel bestellt und sofort über Klarna bezahlt. Solange der Betrag nicht angekommen ist, steht Ihr Status als "bitte bezahlen", ist etwas verwirrend, aber nicht dramatisch.
am 20.03. der Betrag ist angekommen, Bestätigung vom Verkäufer erhalten.
am 25.03. Hinweis vom Versenden der Bestellung.
am 06.04. Ware in DE von DHL erhalten, keine Zollgebühr o.ä..
Der Mantel hat nicht überzeugt, aber da bin ich selbst schuld, zu viel Erwartungen von einem zu günstigen Preis. Die Größe ist mit europäischer übereinstimmend.
Translate 02/20/2019

automatic chrono

Lo que dicen una estafa. Mi variante. Me dan un tracking que en 5dias estaba entregado. Voy a Correos y donde dicen que han entregado no se parece a mi direccion. En la odisea de contactar con Customer Service, con robots, chat hasta que te dejan escribirles, no leen siquiera...25 euros perdidos.. es la version estafadora de los otros portales y van inundando con post de ellos mismos sus excelencias... se nota.
Translate 02/20/2019


Miriadi di persone lamentano oggetti mai arrivati. Parlarne in maniera cosi positiva va a discapito di ignari nuovi clienti. Stare alla larga. Addirittura qualche tempo fa usciva una scritta di blocco guardia di finanza
Translate 02/19/2019


Io sono 3 mesi che aspetto che arrivi la mia borsa.. Mi danno numeri di tracciamento sbagliato e si giustificano dicendo che sentiranno le poste.. Ma dai mi sento truffata e voglio il rimborso..
Translate 02/04/2019

Juan benito

Imposible ablar cln ellos he comprado un chandal lo he pagado y no se refleja en ningun sitio esto es una estafa!!! LADRONES!!!!! CHORIZOS!!!!! 40E tirados ijosdeput..... .
Translate 01/30/2019


Bonjour , je veux envoyer des photos a un vendeur sur ce site mais je c'est comment , svp pouvez vous m'orienter . merci

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