Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster

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After you receive an order in your store and this order syncs from your store to ShopMaster, which contains products imported from AliExpress using ShopMaster, you have to purchase it from AliExpress so as to successfully sent it to your customer.
There are 2 ways for you to auto-purchase AliExpress orders: via AliExpress dropshipping API or via the ShopMaster Chrom extension.





Full-auto: Place AliExpress orders by using the official API 

Step 1
Connect AliExpress dropshipping API, if this has already been done, please go directly to Step 2.


Step 2
Now you can go to Orders > Purchase Orders > To Purchase, find an order whose supplier is AliExpress, click the Purchase button.

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

Step 3
Then you can choose a shipping method to purchase this purchase order. Then click the Purchase button.
You can also change the variant to another one on this pop-up window, update the item quantity, add a purchase note to the seller, or purchase it via the ShopMaster Chrome extension.

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution
If you want to set a default shipping method, you can go to Settings > Dropship Settings > Auto Order Settings > Suppliers Preferences to set it.
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

Step 4
After that, the purchase order has been placed, you can click Checkout on AliExpress to complete the payment on AliExpress or Close this pop-up window and pay for orders in AliExpress later.

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

After the purchase, this order will move from To Purchase to Purchased. You can go to the Purchased folder to find it. You can click Checkout to pay for this order in AliExpress. If you have purchased it, the Paid/Shipped status will not sync from AliExpress to ShopMaster immediately, which needs 2 hours to be auto-synced. You can click More > Sync details to manually sync the purchase orders from AliExpress at any time.
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution




Semi-auto: Place orders by using the ShopMster Chrome extension

Even if you don't authorize your AliExpress dropshipping account to ShopMaster, you can still enjoy the auto-order feature brought by the ShopMaster Chrome extension. After you click the Purchase button, then you can click Purchase through Chrome extension on the pop-up page to purchase this order via the extension.

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

You will be directed to the AliExpress website, where items will be added to a shopping cart automatically. You will be asked to log in to your AliExpress buyer account. If you don't have one, register one for free.
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

After that, you will be redirected to that AliExpress product page, where the ShopMaster Chrome extension will add the correct product/variation to the shopping cart automatically.
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

Then it will direct you to the order confirmation page, where the extension will auto-fill in the customer's shipping address and the shipping method. If something is not being added automatically, please fill in manually. 
But please DO NOT close any pop-up windows in advance during this extension's auto-ordering process.

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution


After completing the process of auto-filling the shipping address and shipping method, you need to manually add your payment details and click the Confirm button. You can choose to save your CC details for your future orders. Finally, you can review and pay for this order.
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

After you've paid for this order, you can check it on the My Orders page. Then you can use the extension to manually sync AliExpress orders to ShopMaster. Or you can go to ShopMaster > Purchased to click Sync details to sync AliExpress orders to ShopMaster if you have authorized your AliExpress account to ShopMaster in Settings > Manage Suppliers.
Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution

And if you have enabled the Auto Fulfillment feature in ShopMaster > Settings > Dropship Settings > Auto Order Settings, ShopMaster will auto-mark your orders as shipped and auto-update the tracking info to your store when the tracking info has been pulled into ShopMaster successfully.
Here you also can select a default shipping method for auto-purchasing. However, if the selected shipping method is not available for a certain product, you can still choose it manually on the pop-up page.

Auto-Place AliExpress Orders Through ShopMaster - ShopMaster free dropshipping solution
 

Note
1. It's better to log in to your AliExpress buyer account in another browser tab before purchasing orders. This way the automation process will not be disturbed.
2. Make sure your AliExpress' shopping cart is empty before placing a new order.

 

FAQs:

1. Can I use the AliExpress Discounts or Coupons when auto-purchasing AliExpress orders via API?

You can enjoy the Instant Discount (discount when spending enough) in a certain AliExpress store. 
But you can not use the Coupons. Only manually purchasing AliExpress orders can use the Coupons.


2. After I purchased an order on ShopMaster, why couldn't I find it on My Orders in AliExpress?

You can check if you have 2 AliExpress accounts. For example, you have AliExpress account A and account B. You connected account A on ShopMaster in Settings > Manage Suppliers, then you purchased this order on ShopMaster so it was submitted to account A. But you logged in to account B > My Orders to check your orders. Of course, you could not find it.
You can log in to AliExpress account A then find if there is that order.

3. Why my order on ShopMaster is still "Awaiting Payment" but I've already paid it on AliExpress?

3.1 ShopMaster doesn't auto-sync the details and tracking info of AliExpress Supplier Orders in real-time but every 2 hours. You can first check if it's the reason. 
3.2 You can also manually sync AliExpress Supplier Orders to ShopMaster. Click Sync details within More. If it can be successfully synced, then ShopMaster will show "Sync complete". 

3.3 If it shows "AliExpress Error: Target object not found. Please check your input. Account login ID: XXX, order ID: XXX
" when syncing, this means the AliExpress account you were using to purchase this order is different from the AliExpress account connected to ShopMaster in Settings > Manage Suppliers.

For example, you have 2 AliExpress accounts: account A & account B. When you purchased this AliExpress order on ShopMaster, account A was connected to ShopMaster, but later you connected account B to ShopMaster then this AliExpress Supplier Order in account A can't be auto-synced and that error will appear when syncing it.
3.3.1 Now you need to go to AliExpress and log in to account A, then go to ShopMaster Settings > Manage Suppliers to delete the existing account then connect again. So the connected AliExpress account will become account A. Then you can sync this order again.
3.3.2 Or you can go to AliExpress and log in to account A, use the ShopMaster Chrome extension to sync the AliExpress Orders to ShopMaster.

 

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