Recently, I learned that iHerb ships to China. iHerb is an online store based in California that sells all sorts of natural and health products, including vitamin supplements, bath & beauty, gluten-free food, and more.

Organic Blue Agave Shipping to China is relatively reasonable (under $13) without worrying about import tax or getting stuck at customs because iHerb limits each order/shipment to under 7 pounds. Shipping is delivered via EMS and should arrive within 4-5 days of ordering. If your order is greater than 7 pounds, the website won’t let you check out. You’ll have to split your order. 

Last week, I placed my first order on iHerb. I bought two bottles of Organic Blue Agave (44oz) for $19.95. The price was the same as, which is where I usually order a bunch of things prior to visiting the U.S. The two bottles were a little under 7 pounds and the shipping was $11.25. I had a coupon for $5 off first order, so the total came out to about $26 (or about 170RMB). If I were to buy a bottle of agave syrup this size here in Shanghai (which isn’t available), it would have been at least 100RMB per bottle! I bought a tiny bottle of maple syrup once from Metro and it was 98 RMB!  

I received my two bottles of agave in 4 days! Wow! I’m glad that I found iHerb! It’s cheaper to order some items from iHerb and having items shipped here than buying from import stores like City Shop and Pines, not to mention the availability. There’s a bunch of things you can’t find here in China!

If you’d like to order stuff from iHerb, you can use the code GEQ947 for $5 off your first order! 

15 Comments so far »


    jen said

    July 7 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    i found agave at the JingAn Fresh Mart for 78 RMB a bottle. They have a lot of great stuff thats gfree. I also found several gluten free cereals and gluten free soy sauce.


    grace said

    August 29 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    Love your website!! We just arrived in Shanghai and I am thoroughly enjoying all of your tips. I’ve spent $$$MILLIONS at but didn’t have time to investigate whether they ship to China ;) Thanks for your post! The almond flour (if you are not allergic) and coconut flour are great for baking too. I cook with expeller pressed coconut oil and was worried I couldn’t find it here.



    Jennifer Richards said

    December 3 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    I just found last month and placed my first order to Korea. It is such an answer to prayer. I am amazed every time I go to the site by the new things I can now order and get in a timely manner.


    Josephine said

    December 7 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Hi there! just found your info about I Herb- great news!! I am on an all organic( where possible) no sugar,gluten-free diet and to find agave syrup is wonderful- I’ll take a look at their site! 4 days shipping is very impressive!


    Andrew said

    May 24 2012 @ 5:01 am

    I herb also ships to Korea and Japan as well. The iherb site is in all the languages too.

    If you use the coupon code KOR909 it saves you $5 off your first purchase at iherb.


    Jaya said

    August 28 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    Thanks for this post, I’m GF and have found it hard to buy a lot of products in Dalian in the North East. I’ve just placed my first order with iHerb and can’t wait for it to arrive! The only challenge was keeping the order to 3 pounds for shipping to China…


    Grace (dr BG) said

    August 29 2012 @ 2:37 am


    Would love to hear how your Iherb package arrives. I ordered two packages around April 1st– I received neither packageS. It was partly my fault I didn’t call and track the parcels. My friend had just received hers to her door a few wks earlier but apparently two things changes when I made my order (tracking company and the postal office). Currently I do not think they offer tracking which makes it difficult…

    Good luck!

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