Banggood India: Avoid Custom Duty, Banggood Review
Are you buying stuff from international e-commerce company like Banggood India or AliExpress?
Do you want to know about Banggood?
Do you know how to avoid custom duty in India?
Is it safe to buy from Banggood?
Moreover, many questions will be in your mind, don’t worry I will clear all your question in this topic. Keep reading this article and I will share some clever tips that will be helpful while purchasing stuff from online shopping stores.
If I missed something in points, you can ask me directly in comment box and I will reply to your questions.
About Banggood India
In year 2006 Banggood was founded. Banggood is one of the best and giant Chinese e-commerce company that offers retails good. Banggood offices and warehouses are located in two countries, Hong Kong and Cyprus.
Is banggood Safe?
This question mainly arises in buyer’s mind who want to import products from China from banggood.com. After watching many videos on YouTube and reviewing the feedback on many websites I finally decided to buy from Banggood. I am 100% sure about Banggood India and it is safe to buy from Banggood.
I had bought two items and both the item reached to my address on or before the delivery time. You can buy product from Banggood without worry. There is no any hidden trick or something to get your bank details or credit card details and do some fraudulent activities by those trusted sites.
Banggood Shipping Time to India
You should read this carefully. Most of the buyers always have eye on shipping method “Free Shipping” whether it is $1 or $50 item price, but they always forget to ask himself whether I get desire product on time or not?
I recommend you, avoid Free Shipping or Standard Shipping for low cost products which importing from international shopping websites and do not choose these shipping methods for low cost item ($1 to $80). It is better to use another Banggood shipping methods like Express Mail Service (EMS) or Banggood India Direct Mail by Gati Express.
Banggood has tie-up with Gati Express to provide faster shipping services in India. Select India Direct Mail option, the shipping cost is also very less as compared to other paid shipping methods like EMS. India Direct Mail takes 7 to 15 days to deliver items in India. I always got the items in 8-10 days after the item was shipped from the banggood warehouse.
You also get the tracking number once the item gets shipped from warehouse.
Paid Shipping vs. Free Shipping
As I mentioned above, I do not choose a free shipping method for low cost valued products. Free shipping is also known as Standard Shipping. I have bad experience of free shipping, that’s why I hate free shipping or standard shipping. I bought camera pen from AliExpress and this was my first experience when I bought any from a Chinese website.
Cost of camera pen was around $20 and I selected Free Shipping, I also got tracking number from seller, for few days I was getting updates on my tracking number but after dispatching from China warehouse, I didn’t received any updates. After waiting for 45 days I confirmed the item was lost during transit and this was worst.
However, I got full refund from that seller, but after this worst experience I stopped choosing a free shipping method and this is was I recommend you to choose paid shipping method to get products on hand.
I always recommend using PayPal because it is very secure and accept both debit card and credit card. If there is something wrong with the online shopping website, you can raise a dispute. I always use PayPal for buying stuff on Banggood and it is one-click checkout method. Banggood accept both credit card and debit card to buy items.
There is no Cash On Delivery (COD) for Indian buyers. They provide Cash On Delivery only in two countries UAE and Saudi Arabia.
India Customs Duty Charges
Below Rs.2000 valued item there is No Duty will be charged by the customs of India, please note. Above Rs.2000 there is no guarantee that they will charge or not. I have read many buyers feedback, they had bought many items worth Rs.10000 from Banggood but customs didn’t charge them a single penny but the same I read another feedback, they purchased the Rs.4000 valued item and they charged him 20-30 percent custom duty.
Most of times buyers got charged from EMS shipping method. There is another problem is 99 percent sure you get charge through private shipping like Gati, so it is hit n miss type game.
My Clever Tips For You
Whenever you buy something from Banggood, always keep in mind you should select shipping insurance option. This option will save your product from damage during transit, but sometimes your product gets lost in transit and in this case Banggood will resend the product to your address by their expenses. This is why should select shipping insurance option.
Use Virtual Credit Card (VCC)
Whenever you buy anything from the online shopping especially outside India, always use Virtual Credit Card (VCC). This will save you from fraudulent activity on your card also it will save you from hackers. Nowadays every bank has a Virtual Credit Card option.
Avoid Custom Duty
As I mentioned above you have to custom duty on above Rs.2000 valued items but if you want to avoid custom duty up to Rs.10000 valued item then few steps mentioned below.
1.First Tick this option “Remove Banggood Logo From The Package.”
- Click on “Process To Checkout Button” then Tick on “Add Shipping Insurance To Your Order” then place your order.
- Once order is placed, immediately send mail to Banggood Customer Care or Contact Banggood through Live Chat. Tell them to mark your order as Gift and also mention your order number there. Custom will avoid up to Rs.10000 valued gift items.
Banggood have stated that, they will pay taxes if the customs held the product and charged you taxes. You have to do one thing, pay the taxes to customs and then send the receipt to Banggood. In 1-2 days, they will deposit the amount to your bank account.
But for this you have to select separate option called “Tariff Insurance” if you find this option in shopping cart then you should select that, if not then go with Shipping Insurance to save something from customs duties. But this is Hit and Miss game.
I have written everything about my experience on Banggood. I will try to write some other websites like AliExpress, GearBest etc.