Shop details for TomTop
TomTop.com was founded 2004 and has been since then focused on gadgets and electronics of any kind. This Chinese online shop features consumer electronics, but also clothing, toys, house & garden items, musical instruments and much more.
TomTop has also been certified as a "Gold Supplier" at the Alibaba Group since 2006, meaning TomTop has been a legit and trusted merchant since then. Through this status at Alibaba TomTop managed to gain some popularity - so that it's nowadays one of the 20.000 most visited websites worldwide.
Experience with TomTop
TomTop is most successful in the States, Russia and China so far, but it's still surprisingly unknown in most countries. We've ordered a couple of times from this Chinese gadget shop and can tell you, that it's a legit online shop. Our orders were processed quickly and we received our orders always within 3 to 5 weeks - the usual time when ordering from China and choosing standard shipping instead of express shipping. The gadgets and electronic items were all just as we ordered them (some ebay merchants decide to pack the weirdest things...) and arrived all in one piece and unused - just as one would wish.
TomTop accepts a range of payment methods, most importantly PayPal and credit card payment, the most popular payment methods for international shopping. Other payment options such as Boleto or Yandex.Dengi are only interesting for certain countries (in this case Brazil and Russia).
How to pay at Tomtop? Choose between Paypal, credit card, Qiwi and more
Delivery and Shipping Times
Generally TomTop doesn't offer free shipping. There are a lot of different shipping methods available to choose from, such as Airmail with or without tracking number (both take between 10 - 20 business days), DHL (3-5 business days), EMS Express (5-10 business days), EUB to USA or "Express Line to Europe" if you're from the EU. Shipping fees vary depending on your shipping address, shipping method and the weight of your order.
We recommend Airmail, if you're ordering smaller, not particularly expensive products. If you're placing a larger or at least expensive order, you should at least dish out the bucks for a tracking number - even better, choose one of the traceable express shipping methods, as these orders very rarely get lost.
Large selection of shipping options - but all options come with costs. We recommend Airmail or DHL shipping at TomTop
TomTop and customs
So far we've always been pretty happy with our orders (including the necessary cusoms declaration). Everything arrived more or less on time and we got everything without having to contact our local Customs office. Still, be aware that customs can stop your order for a spot check, so it's always worth it to read up on your country's import laws so you know what to expect in case something comes up.
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
TomTop offers its customers a Manufacturer`s Warranty for defective items of one year for most its products (i.e.: LEDs & Flashlights, Computers & Networking, Cameras & Photo Accessories, Musical Instruments, Car Accessories, Video Accessories, Beauty and Health Gadgets, Game Accessories and other electronics), Sports accessories have a three month warranty. Excluded from any kind of warranty are the categories Jewelry, Wallpapers, Cross-Stitch Embroidery, Decorative Paintings, Bedding, Bath, Home Textile, Stationery and RC Models. Special: Smartphones and tablets have a "livelong waranty".
Within the warranty period you can return defective items, if you didn't cause the defect. TomTop will either repair or replace the item for free - only downside: you will have to pay for the return shipping costs.
If you don't want to pay too much for consumer electronics, toys, gadgets or costume jewelry, you might want to take a look at TomTop. They offer a vast variety of products with pretty low prices. TomTop tries its best to offer the best prices, but it's still always worth a look to check the prices at Banggood, Gearbest or Tinydeal. All in all, we can recommend TomTop, keep your eyes open for their flash deals, new promotions and definitely their coupon codes!
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Aside from the Daily Deals, which TomTop is constantly offering, you can keep your eyes open for coupon codes and vouchers, which we will post in 2021 for TomTop, to help you get some great bargains.