Making purchases on Taobao from Taiwan

Does anyone know the process and requirements for making purchases on Taobao? I tried to set up an account, but I got stuck in the registration process. I was supposed to receive a text verification which never came. Anyway, is there anyone regularly using Taobao here in Taiwan with any luck? There is a lot of stuff I can find on Taobao that I can’t find here in Taiwan. I’d appreciate any feedback.

I am curious if anybody has been able to use Taobao from Tawian as well?

I see this is a old thread, so i hope more information is available in the community. I have been living in Shanghai for the past years, and I most say that Taobao is the absolute best market place I have ever used, and you get kind of addicted:)