PandaHall is one of the largest online shops specializing in beads, jewelry, and costume accessories. PandaHall offers hobbyists, arts and crafts lovers, and aspiring jewelers alike an incredibly large selection of everything from plastic beads and charms to crystal accessories and keychains. Buttons, costume jewelry, and watches are also available.

The Shenzhen, China-based web company was founded in 2011 and has proven popular with craft-lovers worldwide with over 5.5 million likes on Facebook and an Alexa.com ranking placing it among the top 16,000 most-visited websites in the world. Although popular in its native China as well as neighboring India PandaHall also enjoys a great amount of popularity in Europe and the Americas, with the site's largest customer base being in the United States.

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Experience with PandaHall

I went ahead and made a few test orders from PandaHall to check out the ordering process and confirm the product quality. I was very happy with our experience there, overall. Check out a quick table of our observed pros and cons as well as an in-depth overview of our experiences below.

Pros

  • HUGE selection
  • Very low prices
  • Great Value

Cons

  • No Free Shipping Options available
  • Longer Shipping Times
  • Requires an Account for Checkout (except when using PayPal Express Checkout)

Payment

Upon Checkout, you have the option of going through the traditional checkout method of making an account, choosing your payment method, and selecting your shipping option or you may take advantage of PayPal Express Checkout if you are a PayPal user.

PandaHall Checkout

PandaHall gives you the option to pay with PayPal, Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard), Western Union, or Check/Wire Transfer. I always recommend using PayPal for online orders, as its excellent internal Buyer Protection Program makes it safer than using a normal credit card. It is worth noting, however, that if you are a professional jewelry designer (or you need to order products in bulk) PandaHall will give you a slight discount to pay for large orders via Bank Transfer or Western Union. This ranges from 1% off for orders over $2,000 up to 5% off for orders over $50,000. If this is something you'd be interested in taking advantage of, you can check out the overview of discounts in the screenshot below.

PandaHall Payments

Supported Payment Methods

PayPal PayPal PayPal is the easiest and safest method to pay for international orders. PayPal users benefit from their excellent Buyer Protection Program.
Credit Card

Visa

MasterCard

Credit Cards are straightforward and easy to use: just plug in your card details and go.
Western Union   You should really only use this as a Last-Ditch emergency method of payment. Western Union tends to levy high transaction fees and their buyer protection policy leaves a lot to be desired.
Wire Transfer This can be a convenient option for those who can't use PayPal and don't like credit cards, but be aware of your bank's international transfer fees.

Shipping Costs and Delivery Times

As with many other Chinese web shops, the shipping options and prices depend heavily upon the Delivery Address, Order Weight, and selected shipping option. For shipments to the US, its cheapest to have your items shipped via USPS or Mail Post (12-15 business days), depending on the shipping address. You are also given a plethora of faster (and incrementally more expensive) methods to choose from as well. For our test order (seen below), the cheapest expedited shipping methods were "UPS-Economical" (5-8 business days), "UPS Direct" (3-5 working days), and "DHL Direct" (3-5 working days). This may be different depending on where you live, however, so make sure to look through your shipping options before deciding. PandaHall also gives you pretty much unique option of picking up items in person. This method costs nothing extra, but it does require that you make a physical visit to PandaHall's Shenzhen warehouse. Asia trip, anyone?

Our tip: We've noticed that the shipping costs depend more on the target address than the weight of the order, so we recommend ordering multiple items at once to split the shipping costs among them and avoid paying more for shipping than for the item itself.

PandaHall Shipping

PandaHall and Customs

None of our test order items had any problems getting through customs and arriving at our office in a timely manner. That being said, it is possible that even the most carefully-declared packages are stopped by customs because of random security checks or high price of contents. It is always a good idea to read up on your country's rules and regulations surrounding customs fees and import taxes.

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

PandaHall gives you the option to return items for any reason within 30 days of delivery. In the case of damaged or defective products, PandaHall covers all return shipping and replacement costs. In the case of items that are not damaged or defective, any return shipping and exchange costs must be covered by the customer.

Special Features

PandaHall has a significant social media presence and it allows you to log in via Facebook as an expedited account creation tool, if you prefer. 

The PandaHall website also features multiple "discount sections," which make it easy to find special or heavily discounted items. The "Promotion" tab highlights current sales and discounts while the "$5 Sale" section includes all items that sell for $5 or less. These make great tools for bargain hunters. 

Those interested in getting good bang for their buck may also want to check out the "Small Lot" section. This sections features items that PandaHall carries in limited quantities at a time. These are usually higher-quality, professional items such as professional jewelry-making tools and special jewelry.

Conclusion

If you're in the market for anything jewelry-related, you can't go wrong with PandaHall. This site features one of the largest available selections of beads, crystals, pearls, charms, pendants, and jewelry-making tools for designers, as well as an impressive selection of low cost pre-made jewelry and accessories items such as watches, necklaces, and earrings. As long as you can handle the shipping costs and don't mind waiting for your order, PandaHall is hard to beat.

Alternatives

PandaHall is the only site we've tested that is specialized in jewelry and jewelry-making accessories, but we have featured many sites that have large selections of jewelry and accessories. Some of our favorites for pre-made jewelry include FocalPrice, and SheIn.

Alternative 1: AliExpress
AliExpress
possibly shipping costs HUGE product selections, including accessories for jewelry designers and aficionados alike. This is not a shop, but a marketplace where multiple vendors offer their wares (like eBay) so you should always be aware of individual vendor reviews.
Alternative 2: Banggood
Banggood
free shipping Large selection of pre-made jewelry with some Jewelry-designer tools available as well. Free Shipping is available!

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36 Reviews

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03/30/2019

Katja

I have bad experience with Pandawhole. I have been waiting my order since beginning of december 2018. Which makes it now 4 months. I was hoping to receive my order of material to make handcraft for past wintermarkets. I wouldnt have thought it could take this long. My advice is not to order anything from them, esoecially if its for your business. I tried few small/cheap orders first and all was ok, then with the big order they are not willing to deliver but make excuses factories are closed etc. Im wondering is this company a scam as my order was almost 2000$. Be careful.
09/18/2018

Roxanne

I really like shopping at this site .
I make Jewelry and need lots of supplies and it is nice to find a place where I can purchase a large amount for a low price .
I also like that the quality of the items are really good and the products very nice .
I recommend this site to anyone I know.
It is a great place to shop .
10/27/2015

Harshad Janghela

The most exclusive collection of amazing jewelry

I would recommend Pandahall to anyone wishing to own the best quality jewelry. I have liked everything about it, from finding my proffered product to getting the delivery on time. I had order a beautiful piece of jewelry from Pandahall a few days ago and it was exactly as shown on the website! I was over the moon to see this breathtakingly elegant piece of jewelry. The excellent service doesn’t stop here as you can return the product if you don’t like it. All these superb quality make Pandahall one of the best in market. I am now a regular user of Pandahall!
09/21/2015

Julia Garner

I sell jewelry at a very cheap price, and that is why I need materials at a reasonable rate. But I have a reputation and that is why, do not want to give my customers jewelries made of bad materials. I first came to know about Pandahall from an online forum, the review was really positive, anyway to be sure about the quality of the beads I only ordered a box of mixed beads. They came rather quick, totally assuring and from now on all my beads will go from this shop.
09/12/2015

Jack Smith

I've brought some glass beads and acrylic beads from this site for my wife's jewelry making business. There are many choice on this site, and the customer service is pretty good. But the shipping cost is really high! And it takes a long time to get our items. But when they arrived, wow, they are good in quality. So, if you are not in a hurry and you need wholesale jewelry making supplies, you can try PandaHall.
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Cynthia Montes

No he tenido ningún problema al encargar. El material es de una calidad buena en relación a su precio. Eso si, las cadenas he tenido bastantes problemas con su calidad, solo me han resultado buenas las de Acero inoxidable.
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Romy

Habe im Juli 19 Schmuckzubehör aus Edelstahl bestellt.
Der Service und die Ware waren super.
Mit Fedex hat das 2 Wochen gedauert.
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Birgitta

Pandahall ist absolut nicht empfehlenswert. Die billige Ware ist Schrott und leider ist auch teurere Ware weit unter dem Standard, den man von andern Herstellern erwarten kann. Z.B. Rocailles in Groesse 4 mm wurden mit knapp 3 mm geliefert, was Pandahall voellig in Ordnung findet.also lieber etwas mehr investieren und dann Ware beziehen, die verwertbar ist.
Billig ist fuer Schrott immer noch zu teurr, Haende weg!
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Arianna

Fanno pagare un prezzo e poi iniziano a chiedere sempre più soldi o non spediscono. Sembrano prezzi convenienti ma è tutta una fregatura.
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Sabine

Ich habe 4 Bestellungen getätigt. Je mehr der Warenkorb wächst desto mehr wachsen auch die Versandkosten, die schnell auch mal 30.- € und mehr betragen können, umgerechnet auf alle Artikel ist Pandahall dann aber trotzdem noch günstiger als andere Händler. Wenn alles gut läuft ist es top, wenn wohlgemerkt. Die erste Bestellung kam problemlos an. Bei der Zweiten war dann nach der Bezahlung ein Artikel nicht vorrätig. Kunden Artikel bezahlen zu lassen, die nicht vorrätig sind ist weder professionell noch seriös. Es wurde mir Ersatz oder Rückzahlung angeboten, ich habe die gezahlte Summe dann mit der Bestellung verrechnet. Die Bestellung kam dann an. Ein Artikel war völlig unbrauchbar. Es handelte sich um 50 Glascabochons die aber nicht völlig durchsichtig, sondern auf der Rückseite angelaufen, stumpf und viele zerkratzt waren. So etwas kann man nur erkennen, wenn man sich den Artikel vor Versand genau anschaut und sich damit auskennt. Inklusive Versand kostete der Artikel um die 10 Euro. Pandahall bot mir dafür 3 US Dollar Ersatz an, das hilft einem natürlich nicht, wenn man die Dinger in den Müll kippen kann, denn dann hat man trotzdem Verlust, weil man die Versandkosten für den Müll nicht zurückerhält. Das wurde nicht von Pandahall sondern von Paypal für mich in Form einer Kulanzregelung gelöst. Danke Paypal. Weiter gehts Ich warte auf 2 Pakete. Ich bekam plötzlich eine Mail von Pandahall mit sage und schreibe etwa 7 Telefonnummern die ich anrufen sollte, und irgendwas von Zollfertigung. Hä? Ich sollte mit den 7 Telefonnummern von DPD, DHL; Fed EX etc etc nach meinen Päckchen suchen. Ich dachte, nein mach ich nicht, was soll das, tat es dann aber doch. Hübsche Freizeitbeschäftigung, und natürlich wusste keiner wo das Päckchen war. Mit der Trackingnummer konnte keiner was anfangen. Ich das Pandahall mitgeteilt. Darauf neue Tel Nr und Info, Päckchen wären in Shops in der Nähe abgegeben worden. Aha? Ein Päckchen konnte ich dann noch finden und retten. Das Andere war angeblich auf dem Weg zurück nach China. Beide Päckchen waren also in Shops abgeben worden ohne dass mich jemand darüber informiert hatte. Pandahall, ja das wäre meine Schuld ich hätte das Paket ja verfolgen können. Nein hätte ich nicht, dazu hätte ich einen Link gebraucht. Außerdem ist es nicht meine Aufgabe jeden Tag zu schauen wo meine Pakete gerade sind. Ja ich könnte das Paket haben müsste aber die Versandkosten nochmal bezahlen. Bitte? Sorry, ich habe schon bezahlt und will jetzt nur noch meine Ware haben. Wenn die nicht zu mir gebracht wird sondern irgendwo abgelegt wird ohne ich zu informieren ist das nicht mein Problem.
Ich habe einen Käuferschutzfall bei Paypal eröffnet. Dann Pandahall Kommunikation hin und her. Letztendlich lief das auf Lügerei raus. Ich solle den Fall schließen dann würden sie das Paket nochmal losschicken und nein, sie könnten nicht mit PayPal kommunizieren nur mit mir. Völliger Bullshit, völlig unseriös und unprofessionell. Sie wurden von PayPal aufgefordert Versandinformationen zu hinterlegen und natürlich muss und kann der Verkäufer mit PayPal kommunizieren, wenn er sein Geld darüber erhält. Letztendlich hat PayPal die Sache zu keinen Gunsten entscheiden und ich werde nicht mehr bei Pandahall kaufen. Es gibt bei Ebay.com bessere Verkäufer.
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Gulnur

Отличный магазин с огромным ассортиментом бусин и фурнитуры! Настоящий рай для рукодельниц! Можно выбрать качественную продукцию. Сайт простой, удобный и понятный. Всем рекомендую!
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Trudy

Mir wird immer gut geholfen
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Loredana

Ottimo materiale, rapporto qualità prezzo eccellente. Stupita dalla velocità di consegna, effettuata in due tempi, 5 giorni circa per il materiale già pronto nel loro deposito europeo, una settimana in più per quello proveniente dall'azienda madre. Molto soddisfatta.
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Aruna

Bin vollauf zufrieden und habe nun schon das zweite Mal bestellt. Die Ware wurde innerhalb zwei Wochen geliefert!
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claudia

Alguien a comprado aqui desde Mexico? Revise el website y veo ellos te cobran el envio, pero dice no se hacen responsable de los aranceles e impuestos que se generen; tengo dudas si se tienen que pagar y en que momento se debe hacer el pago, igualmente cual seria la tarifa arancelaria que se pagaria. Agradeceria si alguien tiene este informacion y la comparte conmigo.
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Lara

schöne Produkte und guter Service
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Ann

Langsames nicht correcte Lieferung
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luciano apparuti

Un consiglio: STARE ALLA LARGA!!!
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rosemarie

je commande depuis quelques années, je suis au global satisfaite, un peu de fauche dans les sachets, délai de traitement un peu long, donc s'y prendre à l'avance, la qualité des produits varient en fonction du prix, par contre je note depuis peu une nette augmentation en terme de prix, certes parfois contrebalancer par rapport aux réductions, mais avant il y avait aussi des réductions,
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Manuela

Habe Holzperlen und Polymer Perlen bestellt. Aber billig ist eben auch billig. Bei allen Perlen stimmten die Lochgrössen überhaupt nicht. Bei den Polymer Perlen sollte das Loch 2mm betragen, jedoch ein Gummi von 1,5mm bringt man nicht durch. Aber noch schlimmer waren die Holzperlen Lochgrösse sollte 3mm sein, aber einen 2mm geht nicht durch. Und zu 90% sind die Löcher zudem verstopft. Auch hält der glanz Lack nicht.Nach dem ich die Holzperlen 3 Wochen getragen hatte, waren bei allen Perlen der Lack weg. Bei uns in Europa würden diese Perlen gar nicht in den Verkauf kommen.
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