Nowadays, Taobao dropshipping is likely common throughout the world, and many shop owners intend to transition from traditional to online business. This transformation is expected to bring potential benefits and ongoing growth in the coming years.
You would be concerned about how to import products, manage products (Price, quantity, product information, reviews,…), and order fulfillment, ship orders… These concerns will be addressed by Taobao dropshipping tools.
ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce is a fantastic tool for getting started with dropshipping on taobao.com. With just some simple steps, you can connect the Taobao page and WooCommerce store using the extension.
The Taobao dropshipping plugin masters importing products from taobao.com to WooCommerce, allowing you to save a significant amount of time migrating product data from Taobao to WooCommerce and earn money from online businesses through Taobao dropshipping.
Key features of ChinaDS – Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce:
- Import products from Taobao to WooCommerce.
- Global product rules to customize massive products.
- Customize bulk actions for individual products, a group of products.
- Global product price rules to make up massive Taobao’s product price, increase in either multiple, percentage or by a fixed amount. The exchange rate function to convert the Chinese currency (CNY) into your country’s currency.
- Translate the language on the Taobao page into your local language.
- Product overriding and mapping existing Woo Product.
A. Connect taobao.com and WooCommerce store
You can connect these 2 platforms WooCommerce and Taobao using the ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce extension.
B. Import products with ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce
This taobao dropshipping plugin allows you to import products from Taobao to your WooCommerce store on the Taobao single product pages.
C. Manage Taobao products in ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce
You can set up global rules for products and prices, also manage Taobao products in the Import List and quickly observe in the Imported sections before transferring to the WooCommerce store. In addition, you can customize Taobao products the same as other WooCommerce products.
+ Setup global rules:
a. Global rules for products:
These rules will be applied in the Import list section before migrating into your WooCommerce store including:
|Options||Convert to global attributes|
|Import as a simple product|
|Import description images|
|Default select product images|
|Product variation is visible on the product page|
|Manage stock default|
|Default values||Product status|
|Default product tags|
|Default shipping class|
|Language translation||Support converting to the site’s language.|
- Product status: Choose a default status of the imported product after they are imported to WooCommerce. The product status of the imported products can be automatically set: Publish, Pending or Draft.
- Use global attributes: By default, the variations of variable products imported from Taobao are custom attributes. If you want to convert these variations to global attributes, enable the Convert to global attributes option.
- Import as a simple product: If a product just has one variation or you select one variation to import, that product will be imported as a simple product. Variation SKU and attributes will not be used.
- Catalog visibility: This setting determines which shop pages products will be listed on. It can be:
- Shop and search results
- Shop only
- Search results only
- Product description: Select to display product description and/or item specifics or not show this info in the imported product. Selection can be:
- None: there won’t display the product description on imported products
- Item specifics: display the item specifics on imported products
- Product description: display the product description on imported products
- Item specifics & Product description: display both the item specifics and Product description on imported products
- Import description images: Enable this option to allow importing images in the product description if they are available.
- Default select product images: Enable it, the First image will be selected as the product image and other images (except images from the product description) are selected in the gallery when adding the product to the import list.
- Disable background process: When importing products, instead of letting their images download in the background, the main product image will be downloaded directly, gallery and variation images (if any) will be added to Failed images pages so that you can go there to download them manually.
- Default categories: Fill in the category titles, imported products will be added to these categories.
- Default product tags: Fill in the tag titles, imported products will be added to these tags.
- Default shipping class: The shipping class chosen here will also be selected by default in the Import list.
- Product variations are visible on the product page: Enable to make variations of imported products visible on the product page
- Manage stock: Enable to manage of stock and import product inventory. if you disable this option, the product stock status will be set to “Instock” and product inventory will not be imported.
- Languague for translate: Support converting to the site’s language, just choose your site’s language in the list.
b. Global rules for product price:
These rules will apply in the Import list section before migrating into your WooCommerce store.
- Exchange rate: Taobao’s product prices are defined in CNY (¥), if you want to convert to your country’s currency or another currency, let’s configure the exchange rate.
For example: Your site’s currency is USD, the product price is ¥100, the exchange rate is 1 CNY= 0.15021104 USD, so the output price = 100 x 0.15021104 = $15.02
- Setup product price rule for multi quantity ranges. In particular, you can set a quantity range respectively with an action type.
- Increase by a fixed amount: Add a fixed price to the imported product price.
- Increase by percentage (%): Add an amount to the imported product price in percentage.
- Set to: Set a fixed price for imported products.
- Multiply with: Multiply directly with a value.
c. Product overriding:
The feature helps you save time to replace an imported product with a new product on Taobao. There are rules for you to choose which product properties remain or remove when overriding a product.
D. Manage Taobao products in the Import List – in ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce settings
This section allows doing customizations for all individual products before importing to WooCommerce products.
- Product: Customize Taobao product information.
- Product Title: Name of the product. SKU: Product SKU or ID of Taobao product
- Product status: Taobao product status on WooCommerce store such as Public, Pending or Draft.
- Catalog visibility: Select type of product visibility such as Shop and search results; Shop only; Search result only.
- Categories: Choose the categories the Taobao product belongs to.
- Tags: Tag for Taobao products on the WooCommerce store.
- Description: Customize Taobao product descriptions.
- Attributes: Customize Taobao product attributes. Shortly, you can edit attribute terms for each product in this tab, just click on the Edit button and modify terms. You can delete an attribute if you no longer need it.
- Variations: Customize Taobao product variations.
- The number of variations of the products: You can select a or some, also all variations to import.
- Product variation images: You can select a or some, also all product variation images to import.
- SKU: SKU of variation products can be editable.
- Variations of product, you can edit variation terms in the Dropship & Fulfil > Product Attribute tab for all attributes of all imported products or in the Import List > Attributes for each product.
- Cost: Display the original price of the product on Taobao.
- Display the Sale price and Regular price of Taobao products on the WooCommerce store. These prices calculate after applying rules in the Product price tab.
- Gallery: Observe and select images to import to the media library.
- Bulk action: This allows interaction with a range of selected products. Just select products applied bulk action, and bulk action feature will appear including setting: Categories; Tags; Status: Public; Pending; Draft; Visibility: Shop and search results; Shop only; Search results only; Hidden; Import selected; Remove selected.
E. Manage Taobao products in the Imported in ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce settings
This section allows us to quickly observe Taobao products that are imported to WooCommerce products, and also do product overriding products.
- Quickly observe Taobao products that are imported into WooCommerce products including Product title, SKU, Cost, and WooCommerce price.
- Overriding products: Do override an alternative product for the initial one. In detail, you can go to the Product Overriding tab to set rules for overridden products.
F. Reference for ChinaDS Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce
- Download ChinaDS – Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce free version.
- Video guide on how to add the ChinaDS – Taobao Dropshipping for WooCommerce extension on Chrome Web Store.
- See this video for how to register a Taobao account if you haven’t any.