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Alibaba to Shopify dropshipping

Start dropshipping from Alibaba to your Shopify store using AutoDS to ensure the best dropshipping experience possible. Easily import products from Alibaba straight to your store using AutoDS. Edit and optimize your store directly from your AutoDS account.

With the fastest stock & price monitoring in the industry, automatic price optimization, and much more, you will be able to scale your business the simplest and quickest way.

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The Benefits Of Dropshipping From
Alibaba To Shopify

Alibaba is one of two huge online marketplaces that are part of the Chinese holding company Alibaba Group. Alibaba was originally founded in 1999 as a B2B e-commerce portal connecting Chinese manufacturers with international buyers. As a Chinese supplier, Alibaba has an enormous variety of products from hundreds of categories, and at low prices too. That, combined with their additional perks you’ll find below, make them a great choice for any dropshipping business.

Great Deals
Chinese suppliers are known for lower prices. This is one of many reasons dropshippers love using Alibaba for their dropshipping business. Low prices allow for higher profit margins, and for more trendy competitive products that will allow you to stand out against competitors. You will be able to offer attractive prices while staying cheaper than your competition, all while raking in sales and profits.
Endless Variety
Alibaba brings you hundreds of millions of products in over 40 major product categories. Each category has millions of products, and each main category then splits into plenty of subcategories. You can easily find anything you’re looking for, so it won’t be long before you find your store’s next best-sellers.
Efficient Customer Support
Since purchases are made from suppliers selling on Alibaba and not from Alibaba themselves, the first point of contact will be your supplier directly. You can message them through the Alibaba site, and if you build a relationship with them, you can even get their email, phone number, or zoom/skype with them. If you need further help from a representative, 24/7 support is available too. For any general questions, Alibaba offers a great Help Center that can help answer your questions even faster.
Reliable & Trustworthy
Alibaba offers trade assurance to buyers. This is a verification program for select suppliers, to protect your payments through the payment platform. As part of the verifying process, vendors are checked thoroughly in order to conduct quality assurance and to make sure they comply with regulations. The suppliers that have passed authentication and verification inspection by Alibaba are titled “Gold Suppliers”. This way you can weave through the good and bad easily.
Private Label Solution
To truly take your business to the next level, brand your products to impress buyers and keep them coming back. With Alibaba suppliers, you can easily get products with your own custom designs or logos to take your store from being just another e-commerce store to a full-on brand of its own.
Payment Methods
When it comes to fulfilling your orders, you have various payment options on Alibaba. You can use PayPal, a debit or credit card, or even via wire transfer. PayPal is the most secure payment method because it includes beneficial security features. Additionally, its support to open a dispute in case of any problem can come in handy.

Alibaba To Shopify Dropshipping - Step By Step Explanation


Link Your Shopify Store To AutoDS

Once you create your account, add your Shopify store using the top left menu. Add your store URL and follow the on-screen instructions to link your Shopify store with AutoDS. In just a few minutes you’ll be ready to go.

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Find Products To Sell & Create Drafts

Create product drafts to import. Go to Alibaba and use our AutoDS Helper Extension to import any/all the products with a click of a button. They will then appear on your drafts page for easy editing and importing to your Shopify store.

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Optimize & Prepare Your Products

Optimize your products easily using our drafts option. Change the title, description, edit variations, images, collections,  and more. Once done, click “Import” to add the product(s) to your Shopify store or schedule an import for a specific time and date.

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Price & Stock Monitoring

AutoDS monitors all products you import from Alibaba and checks for price and/or stock changes. If changes occur, AutoDS will adapt accordingly and make sure to sync those changes to your Shopify store. AutoDS also calculates the shipping price, if there is any, and adds it to your final price.

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Save Time On Order Fulfillment

With the AutoDS Helper Chrome extension, you can upgrade your manual order fulfillment! Use our Helper extension to copy-paste your customers’ addresses, from AutoDS to Alibaba, with a click of a button. Once the extension is installed, you will have an option to copy the address on any AutoDS order details. Then, on Alibaba, you’ll have the option to paste the buyer’s address in one click and save precious time.

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Enjoy Your Freedom!

With countless hours saved by using AutoDS’ product optimization, importing automation, and a 100% automated ordering system, you can allow yourself to enjoy your freedom. Spend your free time doing the things you love most, like spending time with your family or growing your e-commerce store to the successful business it deserves to be.

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Alibaba To Shopify Integration Key Features

Price & Stock Monitoring

Don’t worry about prices or stock changes in any of your dropshipping products from Alibaba. If a product goes out of stock on Alibaba, AutoDS will set it as out of stock in your store. If the price of your product changed on Alibaba’s website – AutoDS will automatically adapt the price to your store for you according to the profit margin you have predetermined in your Alibaba settings.

Automatic Shipping Price Calculation

For products that don’t have the free shipping option, AutoDS will calculate the shipping and add it to the final selling price automatically. This way, you can offer free shipping on all of your products, even if your supplier doesn’t offer free shipping. Furthermore, your profit settings will remain as you’ve configured them in your suppliers’ settings on AutoDS.

Variations Support

AutoDS supports importing variations from Alibaba. This means that if the product has multiple variations, you can grab all of them and import them to your Shopify store. Plus, you can choose which variations to keep or delete, and also edit their images, prices, and more. To differentiate yourself from the competition more, you can add variations from other sellers on AliBaba on the same Shopify listing!

Accurate Profit Calculation

Easily check your performance. Get an accurate calculation of your profits made in the past days, weeks, months, or even years, all on one page within your AutoDS account! This advanced calculator feature also supports multiple stores, so you won’t have to open each store one by one to add up all of your profits together.

Manage Multiple Stores From One Screen

If you have multiple Shopify dropshipping stores, you can manage all of their products and orders together from one screen, using a single AutoDS account. Also, you can use filters over your stores; that way, you can view all data and analytics together. And, with the AutoDS dashboard, you’ll get all of the essential information for your business from all of your stores together in one place.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Does AutoDS offer a trial period?

Sure! You can try AutoDS for just $1 and get all the features that AutoDS offers.

Can AutoDS teach me how to create a Shopify dropshipping business?

We sure can! We offer a FREE A-Z Shopify course that will teach you everything you need to start your own dropshipping business.

Do you have customer support?

Yes, we do! 1-to-1 customer support is available, and our team of representatives is always eager to help you.

Can I migrate from another dropshipping tool/app?

Yes, the migration process is simple and takes only a few minutes. Here is a step-by-step guide.

How often does AutoDS check for price and stock changes?

Our price and stock monitoring scans are the fastest available! They occur every 60 minutes to ensure your store safety.

How does the shipping calculation work?

We calculate the shipping price based on the cheapest tracked shipping method and add it to your price.

What are the accepted payment methods on Alibaba?

You can use PayPal, a debit or credit card, or wire transfer. PayPal is recommended, due to it being more secure.

Does Alibaba verify their suppliers?

On Alibaba, there is what’s called “Trade Assurance”. This is a verification program for sellers. The suppliers that have passed authentication and verification inspection by Alibaba are titled “Gold Suppliers”, so you can easily tell which are verified or not. 

Can AutoDS automate my Alibaba orders?

Yes! AutoDS can fulfill your dropshipping orders, and not just for Alibaba. Our Fulfilled by AutoDS service supports, Amazon (US), AliExpress (US & CN), Banggood (US) Walmart, Wayfair (US), Costco, Costway (US), Home Depot, Overstock, Chinabrands (US), Etsy, Lowes, eBay (US), Target, CJ Dropshipping (US), Sam’s Club, and Vidaxl (US).

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