Banggood experience

Banggood online store was founded in 2006 in Guangzhou. Even at first glance, it is noticeable that certain similarities with Amazon’s offer are recognizable here. The big question: Does this only apply to the appearance or can the store also convince with similarly strong performance? Below you will learn everything about Banggood, 3D product selection, delivery costs, shipping and customs regulations.

The most important in a nutshell

  • Banggood was founded in China and has so far operated mainly in America and the Middle East
  • More than 1,000,000 products from categories such as consumer electronics, home appliances, 3D printing, sports or clothing are offered
  • 3D printer, printer pens, printer accessories, module boards and printer filament available
  • Payments are possible in the store with Klarna, credit cards from Mastercard and Visa or PayPal, among others.
  • The delivery time of the orders varies depending on the warehouse from which the shipment was made

Banggood: Product selection

Banggood is an online retailer that is steadily pursuing a growth plan. This is wonderfully recognizable in the product selection, as this has been significantly increased in recent years. The provider now cooperates with more than 100,000 suppliers, making over 1,000,000 products available in its store. The selection ranges from consumer electronics, household appliances and tools to sports or clothing. In total, according to our Banggood experience, there are even far more than 30 product categories available.

3D Printing and Banggood

The Chinese online store is also well positioned in the field of 3D printing. You can find here numerous products of well-known brands. Among them Creality, Sunlu, Creativity, eSun, Elegoo, Elegiant or Amtomstack. You can filter the offer according to various criteria such as certain printer functions, the print size or the connector type. In the printer functions, for example, you can define auto leveling, two-color printing, Wifi connection, or resuming printing after a power failure as filters. In addition, depending on the type of work, you can use FDM, Corey or UV-Hartz equipment. In general, the following product categories are available as subcategories here:

  • 3D Printer
  • 3D printer pens
  • 3D printer accessories
  • 3D printer module boards
  • 3D printer filament

Payment methods at Banggood

According to its own information, Banggood serves more than 35 million customers worldwide. It is obvious that this also provides a wide selection of payment methods. Not all of them are relevant for customers from Germany, Austria or Switzerland. We recommend here especially the use of well-known and reputable payment options. This means, for example, that credit cards from Mastercard, American Express and Visa, the eWallet from Paypal or the payment service from Klarna come into question.

Payment by bank transfer is also possible, but somewhat cumbersome. For one, you can only use wire transfer for orders of $100 or more. On the other hand, you have to contact the support and get the bank details of the store.

Banggood: Shipping, customs and delivery times

According to our Banggood experience, the goods are shipped with reputable companies such as DHL. The respective shipping costs can be viewed transparently within the scope of the order and partly adjusted depending on the shipping method. How long shipping takes depends mainly on the particular shipping warehouse. If the product is shipped from the main Chinese warehouse, the shipping usually takes between 10 and 80 business days. For express shipping, it is between 10 and 17 business days. For example, if the products come from the warehouse in the Czech Republic, the shipment takes place within 1 to 7 working days.

Before purchasing the goods, you should pay close attention to customs duties. Unfortunately, Banggood is not yet sufficiently transparent here. In general, shipments of goods from China with a value of less than 26.30 euros including shipping are not subject to customs duties. If you are above this, you will be charged between 7 and 19 percent. Likewise, an additional customs duty may be levied on goods with a value of 150 euros or more. The better you inform yourself in advance, the fewer possible unpleasant surprises there will be. By the way, if you use European Direct Mail or Priority Direct as your shipping method, the store will cover the customs costs for you.

Advantages and disadvantages of Banggood

Advantages

  • Enormously large product selection with over 1,000,000 items from over 30 product categories
  • Diverse selection in the field of 3D printing
  • Detailed filters make searching for products easy
  • Comparatively low prices
  • In standard shipping often no shipping costs

Disadvantages

  • Possible customs charges not sufficiently transparently broken down
  • Long shipping time for delivery from China warehouse
  • Payment by bank transfer only cumbersome possible

Conclusion

When it comes to online stores from China, most German customers are always a bit cautious. In this case, however, the fear is misplaced. Banggood has been active on the market since 2006 and has become a real giant in its industry. Over 35 million customers shop here, and more than 1,000,000 products are available. The quality of the products varies, of course, but can definitely be described as convincing, especially in 3D printing. Shipping is also uncomplicated and often without additional costs. There is room for improvement above all around shipping times, but these are likely to shorten further as warehouses on European soil increase.

Frequently asked questions about Banggood

If you still have unanswered questions about Banggood, please take a closer look at this section. Feel free to write down any other questions and I’ll answer them here as well.

All customers can use a Banggood that is compatible with all devices. With an iOS device, the app can be downloaded for free from the app store. With an Android device, the Banggood can be obtained for free from Google’s Playstore.

Returning a product is possible at Banggood only if it is requested within three days after delivery. Customers must bear the costs for the return shipment. Likewise, new shipping charges may apply if a replacement product is shipped. Especially with particularly inexpensive products, the return is therefore usually not worth it.

There is no doubt about the seriousness of Banggood. The 3D printing store has been active on the market for over 15 years and serves over 35 million customers worldwide. Also offered are secure payment methods, such as PayPal or Klarna.