As a big name in the Chinese foreign trade arena, Lightinthebox.com is best known for selling fashion products such as wedding dresses and special occasion dresses. Meanwhile, the shopping site also carries a wide range of cool electronic gadgets, including car electronics, security systems, cell phones & accessories, tablet PCs and much more. Some Home and Garden products are among their hot-selling categories too, e.g. faucets or oil paintings. As for their Health and Beauty line, it seems that tattoo supplies are the only one that can catch customers’ eyes – I do see they frequently promote tattoo kits, tattoo machines, tattoo ink or other tattoo products in their homepage big banners.
Anyway, recently I notice that they have opened an exclusive promotional page for deals on cosmetic products from world top brands including Chanel, Jurlique, SK-II, Lancôme, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden, La Prairie, Shu Uemura and more. Most are skin care products: cleansing oil, cellular radiance cream, body lotion, eye treatment film, youth activating nigh cream and line repair, to list just a few. When I discovered that they had started selling such name brand cosmetics, I was really curious how a Chinese company could make profits from this filed. I meant: isn’t it true that many Chinese people buy cosmetic products of famous brands direct from European or American stores because of the much lower prices?
With the curiosity, I did a rough research on the prices for the cosmetic products Lightinthebox offers. Surprisingly, I found that their prices are very competitive. I compared their prices on a number of skincare products from several brands to those offered by Amazon.com and Strawberrynet.com. I guess you must be very familiar with Amazon.com so here I don’t need to introduce it in detail. Strawberrynet.com is a famous Hong Kong-based online distributor of all kinds cosmetic and skin care products. The site specializes in discounted cosmetics and offers free shipping on orders of any sizes to any destinations around the world. Hong Kong is a shopping paradise as the region has lots of tax-free products to choose from, especially in the fields of electronics and cosmetics. Every time I bought skin care and make-up products that can be used for a whole year when I visited Hong Kong. By doing that I have saved really much money and I don’t have to worry about getting fakes or inferior quality products.
Quite surprisingly, my research shows that most prices Lightinthebox offers are lowest among the three. The following you will find the pricing comparisons of some products:
Jurlique Citrus Body Care Lotion, 300ml, 10oz
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