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Ali Dropship Connector is a free built-in app provided by ShopBase to help merchants import and edit product information from Aliexpress to ShopBase store as well as manage and process dropshipping orders quickly and save the most time. In this article, we will show you how to import products from Aliexpress into the ShopBase store using Ali Dropship Connector.

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A. Import products via Chrome extension app
B. Import products via using AliExpress product links

A. Import products via Chrome extension app



Install Chrome extension: this only works on Google Chrome browser. If you haven't had Chrome on your device, please install Google Chrome browser here, then open Ali Dropship Connector Extension installation page. Next, click on Add to Chrome button. Follow the instructions to finish setting up.


Go to Aliexpress to start the import process. You can import products from either the collection page, the search results page or the product page.

Below is the interface of the product search page on AliExpress. When you move your mouse to each product box, the Ali Dropship Connector icon will appear in the right corner of each product box. Click on the icon of the Ali Dropship Connector on the product you want to export information to your store.



Below is the interface of the AliExpress collection page. By moving your mouse to each product box, the Ali Dropship Connector icon will appear on the right corner of each product box. Click on the icon of the Ali Dropship Connector on the product you want to export information to your store.



On product page, you will see the icon of the Ali Droship Connector on the right corner of the screen. Click on the Ali Dropship Connector icon to export product information to your store.


After clicking on the Ali Dropship Connector icon as in step 2, a box in the upper right corner of the screen will appear. Click Open Import List to import product information from AliExpress to your ShopBase store.

The dialog appears at the screen corner if you import products from product page

The dialog appears at the screen corner if you import products from collection or search result page
You will be directed to product edit page on ShopBase. There are 5 product information tabs for your to customize before importing the products to your store:

Product: To edit product title.


Description: To edit product description.


Variants: To edit product variations such as price, compare at price, variants' name. When editing the prices, click on Change all price and a the dropdown menu will appear for you to select if you want to Multiply by (to multiply all prices by a certain amount entered in the text box), Add to (to add a certain amount entered in the text box to all prices), Set new price (to set all prices with a certain amount entered in the text box).


Images: To edit variant images. You can select which product images to import to your store by checking the box next to each image.


Reviews: To import product reviews from AliExpress.


Here, the option Enable import reviews. You can check your reviews on All reviews page is disabled by default. You can tick to enable it and customize which type of reviews to import to your store.

Import reviews from: Choose reviews of certain stars to import to your store.
Maximum number of reviews: Enter the number of reviews from each product link in AliExpress you want to import.
Country filters: Filter the countries you want to receive product reviews from
Content filters: Choose to import review that must have photos/images, or texts.
Review date: Check the box to keep the original date of the reviews. Uncheck it to choose a specific date for the review to your preference.


The maximum number of reviews you can import is 100 reviews.
Click Import to Store so the app will automatically import product information to your store.


After the product is successfully imported to your store, a message will be displayed as in the image below. Click Edit product on ShopBase if you want to edit the product. Then, you will be directed to product detail page on ShopBase admin site to make any adjustment needed.


If the option to import reviews is selected, you will be notified once the import is completed via the store owner email.
If the option to import reviews is selected, you can see the number of product reviews and average rating in the Reviews section of the product detail page. You can also manage these reviews in the Product reviews app. Please refer to this article for more information on the Product reviews app.



B. Import products via using AliExpress product links



From your ShopBase admin site, go to Apps > Ali Dropship Connector*.


In Import List, click Import.


In the dialog, paste the AliExpress product link to the text box and click Import.


You will be directed to product edit page on ShopBase. There are 5 product information tabs for your to customize before importing the products to your store:

Product: To edit product title.


Description: To edit product description.


Variants: To edit product variations such as price, compare at price, variants' name. When editing the prices, click on Change all price and a the dropdown menu will appear for you to select if you want to Multiply by (to multiply all prices by a certain amount entered in the text box), Add to (to add a certain amount entered in the text box to all prices), Set new price (to set all prices with a certain amount entered in the text box).


Images: To edit variant images. You can select which product images to import to your store by checking the box next to each image.


Reviews: To import product reviews from AliExpress.


Here, the option Enable import reviews. You can check your reviews on All reviews page is disabled by default. You can tick to enable it and customize which type of reviews to import to your store.

Import reviews from: Choose reviews of certain stars to import to your store.
Maximum number of reviews: Enter the number of reviews from each product link in AliExpress you want to import.
Country filters: Filter the countries you want to receive product reviews from
Content filters: Choose to import review that must have photos/images, or texts.
Review date: Check the box to keep the original date of the reviews. Uncheck it to choose a specific date for the review to your preference.


The maximum number of reviews you can import is 100 reviews.
Click Import to Store so the app will automatically import product information to your store.


After the product is successfully imported to your store, a message will be displayed as in the image below. Click Edit product on ShopBase if you want to edit the product. Then, you will be directed to product detail page on ShopBase admin site to make any adjustment needed.


If the option to import reviews is selected, you will be notified once the import is completed via the store owner email.
If the option to import reviews is selected, you can see the number of product reviews and average rating in the Reviews section of the product detail page. You can also manage these reviews in the Product reviews app. Please refer to this article for more information on the Product reviews app.



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