It’s no surprise that the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of gift card trading are Chinese vendors. This is simply because there is a great demand for gift cards in China. Which allows the value for gift cards to be high during resale. This has softened practically every card owner’s heart towards the Chinese market.
Although, the Chinese market has significantly outperformed contemporary countries in gift card trading. There is still a massive uncertainty and fear that comes when going into business with a Chinese vendor due to the numerous amount of scams that have occurred over the years. That being said, here are 3 options that could be used when looking for vendors with good rate.
1. Use a Professional Gift card trading platform
You should take note of the “Professional” aspect in this step. Finding a trading platform or individual is quite easy but they can scams. This is why you need to be careful. They are registered companies that are in partnership with Chinese vendors e.g. Paxful & Cardtonic.
Paxful is a US gift card trading platform that actively buys all sorts of gift cards and is very trusted. Cardtonic on the other hand is based in Nigeria, and efficiently operates across Nigeria and some parts of Ghana. It is the best option for trading gift cards in Nigeria and they are better than most gift card buyers from China.
2. Use certified Chinese E-commerce platforms
There are now big shopping websites which you can sign up on even with an international number like tabao. After registration, click on the search icon and search the type of gift card you own eg Steam, iTunes, Google Play, etc. Numerous buyers would come up, and there is an option to message privately and begin trading.
3. Research the phone numbers of Chinese vendors online
Chinese vendors are now openly dropping their business phone numbers all over the web. They are actively looking for customers who want to sell their gift cards. You can also look for their numbers on social media or websites. Cardtonic phone number is +2347060502770 (available for call and on whatsapp).
While all 3 options can be used, I would strongly recommend using CARDTONIC. This is simply because it is the safest and quite frankly the most straightforward one.