Avoid Buying Chinese Products on Amazon With This Chrome Extension
In the last few years, boycotting Chinese products has been quite a hot topic in many countries including the USA, India, and the UK. Although countries are unable to fully drop China imports, but many people are individually avoiding buying China products. If you are among those people who are looking to condemn China’s abuse against human rights or simply want to avoid Chinese products due to low quality, then I might be able to help.
Of course, it’s almost impossible to completely avoid buying Chinese products because even if the product doesn’t have Chinese origins, it may still use components made in China. However, as far as your shopping on Amazon is concerned, you can detect China-made products there with the help of a Chrome extension. Keep reading and I’ll show you how.
Detect Chinese products on Amazon
The name of the extension is Chinese Product Detector, and it is still rather new and underdeveloped. Currently, it only supports Amazon, but the developer says more eCommerce websites will be added in the future.
Although the developer has not officially provided details on how the extension detects Chinese products, he did make a comment about adding more companies to the list. So I guess he has created a list of Chinese and non-Chinese brands to confirm the location of the brand from which you are buying. I have contacted the developer regarding this and I will update this post once I get a reply.
That said, the extension seems to do a great job of detecting Chinese products when I experimented with it. When you are on a non-Chinese product, the extension shows a checkmark in green color confirming it’s not a Chinese product. And when you are on a Chinese product page, it will show a red cross mark and a pop up will also come up asking whether you want to proceed or not.
The extension is definitely not perfect, but you can help further improve it’s accuracy as well by reporting products that are Chinese but not listed as one by the extension. All you need to do is click on the extension and click on the “Yes, I will report” button to immediately send the report (no need to write anything).
I am sure this little extension will help you at least avoid some of the China-made products you buy on Amazon. You should also do your own search before buying a product if you are boycotting Chinese products. A simple search about the brand name, images of the item description, and item name itself can really help in detecting it’s origin country.