In this post, we are going to look at how to use Alidropship chrome extension to import products from AliExpress to WordPress. This chrome extension is provided with AliDropShip Plugin for WordPress which you can use to set up a Dropshipping store using WordPress.
To start importing products from AliExpress, you need to install AliDropship Google Chrome Extension. With the help of Chrome Extension, it is possible not only to import products directly from AliExpress but also to update them, collect tracking IDs, and process your orders automatically.
With Alidropship chrome extension, you can do a search and identify products, check seller performance and reliability, verify store ratings, look at price chart over time and check product reviews, all from the tiny popup window that extension provides. This is a timesaver if you have to filter through product lists in AliExpress.
Let us look at all features in detail.
Install AliDropship Google Chrome Extension
Download the Google Alidropship Chrome extension and install it on your browser. Once installed, go to the next step to approve the extension.
After installing the plug-in click on the icon enter your domain and login details and click on the login button, your domain will be authorized and the plugin will be connected to your store.
Verify the alidropship google chrome extension
Once your domain name is authorized, go to AliDropship => AliExpress => Import Products and click the Direct Import from Aliexpress button to import products directly from AliExpress. You will be redirected to AliExpress in a new tab.
Or you can open Aliexpress directly. On the Aliexpress Home page, you should type in a keyword in the search bar or select a category to open the Category page, then the settings of the extension will be available to you.
Check the extension settings.
The extension panel will be available to you on the Category page. The panel has (1) the name of the site to which you will import products. If you have authorized at more than one site, you can click the downward arrow to see the list of authorized sites. The category box (2) allows you to choose the category to which the products will be imported. (3) is Bulk Import button that shows the amount of already imported products on the page (here it is 0) and the overall amount of products on the page (60). The cogs icon (4) provides access to the extension settings.
Click on the cog icon to set search filters by shipping country (any country / a set of countries), preferred shipping method, and product description type.
On AliExpress category page the Extension will show you the processing time (how long it takes for a supplier to prepare the item for shipping) in a grey bar at the bottom of the product image and shipping method available for each product on a green bar at the top of the product image.
Now, let us dig into extension features and how we can use them to filter the products and import them into the store.
Once you select a category and click on a product, you can see the extension tab on the left side which has 4 icons available for you namely Search, Rating, Price, and Reviews.
Let us see what features these four icons provide.
Search and identify products
Click on the search icon with a magnifying glass, a tiny pop-up window appears and it will show you what other sellers offering the same product at a lower price.
This will be useful to identify lower prices for the product that you are interested from different suppliers which are direct savings to your pocket.
If you click the ‘ ‘Ready! Go to products’ button, it will show you alternatives for the selected product and you can pick one with a lower price.
Seller performance and Store ratings
If you click on the second icon, it will show you detailed stats on this particular seller’s performance and reliability. You can see the store’s rating and AliDropShip recommendations on whether you should work with it or not.
This way, it will be easier to filter out whether you want to work with this seller or not.
If you click on the third icon – the one with a graph and a tiny green arrow, a pop-up window opens and it will show you data about the product price changes over time. You can see a graph describing the seller’s pricing policy with regard to this particular item.
If it shows a green downwards arrow, that means the product price is lower than it used to be and is a good time to sell it in your store.
If it shows a red upwards arrow, it means the price has picked and you may wait until the price drops down and select some other seller for the product.
If you click on the fourth icon, you see the number of buyers’ reviews that contain photos as shown below.
This way you can get all the product reviews at one place without looking at the product review page.
If you need to minimize the tab, click on the lower icon to minimize it. To see the full-size extension tab again, simply click on this icon once more.
Those are various features provided by the extension tab. Let us see the process for importing products into your store.
You can import a single product or multiple products using Google Chrome extension. You can also edit the product description, images before importing. Let us see how this can be done:
1. Bulk import of all products on the page
Click the Bulk Import button on the Extension panel if you want to import all the items on the page in bulk.
When you start the page, the button shows the number of products that can be imported from the page (i.e. 60 items). If you have imported some selected products from this page (see next way to import), the button will show how many products on the page have already been imported to your store (i.e. 3 / 60 means that you have imported 3 items from this page). Clicking the button will make the rest of the products on the page to be imported to the store.
2. Importing selected products from Category page
If you need to only add some particular products, click the orange AliDropship cart logo to import items one by one.
If the item has been already imported in your store, you will see a tick next to the cart icon. A grey icon will be shown in case there is no active web store found.
3. Importing single products with prior editing
On a Single Product Page, the extension panel will not only provide the option to import the products but will allow you to edit it before importing and check Alidropship’s Seller’s score.
If you need to edit item details before adding it to your store, click the Edit button on the Extension panel.
In the modal window, it is possible to make some essential changes to the products. In General, you can edit the product title, its permalink, and assign the item to a certain category.
To edit product description, go to Description tab. Check Remove text and/or Remove images if you want your products to be imported without text and/or images. Check Remove packaging details if you don’t want them to be imported. Images can be edited with the help of Image Editor, a powerful built-in tool. Click on the pencil icon in the top right corner of an image to start editing it.
To change product featured image, add new images or edit them, proceed to Gallery.
In Pricing you can set new price and apply pricing formula (product price will be recalculated according to the pricing formula you have set in AliDropship => Settings => Pricing).
In the Attributes tab you can edit existing attributes. Click Reset to Defaults in case you do not want the changes you have made to the product to be saved.
Edit or delete product’s item specifics in Item Specifics tab.
Once you have made all necessary changes to the product, click Publish or Add to Import List if you do not want this product to be visible to your customers.
You can find the products you have imported in Dashboard => Products on your site. Please note that only Published products can be visible to customers on your site, the Import list products can only be seen to the site owner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) How do I add an extension to Chrome using Alidropship?
A) Download the Google Alidropship Chrome extension and install it on your browser. Once installed, go to the next step to approve the extension.
Q) How do I import products to Alidropship?
A) You can bulk import, import single product or edit product before importing. Please check section Import product for more details on this feature.
Q) How do I transfer from AliExpress to WordPress?
A) This is same as importing products, please check answer to above question.
Q) How do I search and import products from AliExpress with AliDropship
A) Please check Extention features and Import Product section to search and import products from AliExpress to AliDropShip.
Let me know in comments section if you have used the plugin and how it is useful