Shop details for Everbuying
Everbuying (now everbuying.net, used to be everbuying.com) is a China-based online shop that's popular all over the world. Founded in 2006, Everbuying counts itself as one of the most successful pioneers of the Chinese online shopping.
Experience with Everbuying.net
Being the major Gadget Nerds that we are, we had trouble controlling ourselves on Everbuying and ended up ordering quite a few items from the site. All of our experience with Everbuying has been pretty positive so far--even if the packages sometimes come a bit later than expected. Most importantly, all of the tech we've ordered from them has been of a pretty good quality--something that's very important when shopping for electronics at this price range. All of our orders took between 17 and 28 days to arrive. That's hardly record breaking but, considering all products ordered on Everbuying are shipped from China, that's not a bad waiting time, either. One smart watch that we ordered from them arrived defective, but we were able to exchange it with little problem after contacting customer service. We did need to pay the return shipping costs ourselves though, which is never ideal. You should always do as much research as possible before ordering anything terribly expensive (the customer reviews help). To return for any reason other than a defect, you must pay all shipping costs and you only receive 75% of the purchase price back.
- Delivery Times: ca. 2-4 Weeks; Express: ca. 3 to 7 business days
- Free shipping available
- Selection: Focus on consumer tech, but also features clothes, home decor, sports gear, and toys
- Value: very low prices, on a similar level to prices on dx.com and focalprice.com
- Many limited-time special offers and sales in the "Clearance Center" and the "Deal Zone"
- Ranked as the 8,450th most-visited website in the world (alexa.com)
PayPal's Express Checkout is probably the easiest way to purchase items on Everbuying, just click "Check out with PayPal" when you're ready to order and PayPal takes care of everything else. You can even use Coupon Codes from PandaCheck without logging in or registering, so even first-time orders are a breeze.
If you prefer to checkout slowly (or you don't have a PayPal account), Everbuying's standard checkout procedure is straightforward and should be familiar to anyone who's ever ordered online before. This is also how you need to checkout if you want to pay with something other than PayPal. Everbuying accepts all major credit cards, direct bank transfer, and Western Union.
Supported Payment Methods
|PayPal||PayPal is the fastest and easiest way to checkout. It also features a superb Buyer Protection program.|
|Credit Card (processed via PayPal)|| |
|All credit card charges are processed through PayPal, so you'll need a PayPal account. On the bright side, this means you'll also be covered by PayPal's superb buyer protection program when paying with card.|
|Western Union||This Offline Payment Method is dated, usually has extra fees, and requires that you physically go to a Western Union branch to complete the payment. We advise against using it.|
|Wire Transfer||Paying with a direct bank transfer is also an option, but may lead to international transfer fees, depending on your bank.|
Delivery and Shipping Times
Everbuying offers customers three form of shipping: the free Flat Rate Shipping, Standard Shipping, and Express Shipping. Orders shipped using the freebie option usually take 2-3 weeks and arrive, at the latest, within a month of the order. If you would prefer to know exactly where your package as it progresses on its journey, Everbuying will give you a tracking number for a nominal fee.
The Standard and Express shipping methods are very similar in delivery times and costs, you should really think on it before you decide to pull the trigger on the pricier Expedited Shipping. In general, the Standard Shipping takes 6-8 days whereas the Expedited Shipping gets it there in 3-7 days. That's not a huge difference. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that all delivery estimates given do not include the 2-5 day processing period that affects some (but not all) products. So if you're in a situation where every day counts, you should check to see if your item requires a processing period to be shipped.
Everbuying and Customs
Everbuying is very careful with its packages. This is clearly shown by the fact that not one of our packages ever made an unannounced stopover at customs on the way to our office. However, even the most carefully declared packages can get stopped by customs, so it's always worth it to check out your country's international mail regulations when ordering.
For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your product are a possible, if not common, side-effect of international ordering. 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. 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.
Exchanges and Returns
If a product arrives defective or you decide you don't want it, you have 30 days to request an exchange or your money back. Unfortunately Everbuying does not cover the cost of shipping on returns, so it will always fall on you to pay the return shipping. Keep in mind also that Everbuying charges a "restocking an handling fee" that is 15% of the purchase price for items that are returned for any reason other than defects or damage, so you effectively only get 75% of the cost back for non-vital returns. Problems with clothes, toys, watches, and iPod/iPad accessories must be reported to customer service within 7 days to receive anything back for the item, even if damaged.
Everbuying has a pretty large presence on social media, where they regularly highlight their special sales. They also offer a Newsletter with up-to-date offers and coupons. You can also view current sales in the "Clearance Center" and "Deals Zone."
Frequent shoppers will find a lot to like about the internal Point and Reward System. You can use your EB points to get discounts on all your purchases and, through a special VIP point system, Everbuying will even offer certain products at lower prices depending on your VIP status.
Everbuying is an Online Shopping giant. With years of experience, good prices, and safe payment methods, Everbuying is easily one of the best Chinese online shops out there and one that we can only recommend.