The local alternative to Taobao you’ve been looking for.
When it comes to shopping for affordable furniture online, chances are, your first thought would be Taobao – but doing so comes with potential risks and its fair share of hassle.
So today, we’re ungatekeeping a local e-furniture site that has over 30,000 pieces to choose from at affordable prices, with the assurance of quality and 100-day free returns – FortyTwo.
A lowest price matching policy
While the likes of Taobao may offer you ridiculously low prices, there’s no way to ensure quality, since virtually anyone can be a seller on the platform. As one Reddit user accurately added, buying furniture and big ticket items on Taobao therefore comes “at your own risk”.
FortyTwo, on the other hand, has been in the business for 16 years and retains a 4.8-star Google Review (as at time of writing).
Here’s how they achieve low prices: being 100% online means there’s no need for overhead costs like showroom rental or salespeople, and these cost savings get passed on to you.
Additionally, FortyTwo also has a lowest price matching policy: if you’ve purchased a product from them, but find an identical one at another retailer’s storefront at a lower price, they’ll match the price as long as you send in the request within 14 days from the point of purchase.
Nothing gets lost in translation
Shoutout to our CLB and non-Chinese-speaking fam!
FortyTwo is in English, so there’s absolutely no need for Google Translate or worse, misinterpreting product details.
The website is also extremely user-friendly, which makes it easy to navigate by product category or even FortyTwo’s top picks by interior style (e.g. Scandinavian, mid-century modern) for those who want to streamline their shopping experience.
There’s also a live customer