When you import a product through the Dropified Chrome extension, Dropified automatically makes all of the necessary connections and maps the variants for you.
However, in some cases, you may need/want to manually set up Variants Mapping and/or Advanced Mapping for greater control.
Variants Mapping setup
In order to setup Variants Mapping, start from the Connected Product's edit page in Dropified and then click the Variants Mapping button located at the bottom of the Connections tab.
If you've change the variant name or added a new variant in your store, then you may need to map that variant so that Dropified knows which supplier variant to order when your customer purchases in your store.
From the Variants Mapping page:
- Click the "Change" button next to your store variant that you want to map
- Then select the correct supplier variant from the popup window
Note: If the supplier offers a "Ship From" country variant, it can be selected from here too.
- Click Save in the popup window
- Do this process for all of your other variants that you want to map for that product, then click Save at the bottom of the Variants Mapping page to accept those changes.
Advanced Mapping setup
With Advanced Mapping, you can:
- map each of your store variants to a different supplier's variants
- preset the shipping method for each variant based on the destination country
In order to setup Advanced Mapping, click the Advanced Mapping tab from the Variants Mapping page in Dropified.
Using Multiple Suppliers
This can be useful if you want to add additional variants in your Shopify product that is sold from another AliExpress supplier.
For example, if you have baby footies from Supplier 1 with variants A and B, but you found Supplier 2 that sells variants C and D, you can add the new variants to the existing product in your store, then setup Advanced Mapping in Dropified to be able to map each of those new variants to the correct AliExpress supplier variants.
Start by adding the new supplier to the product in Dropified from the Connections tab in the Product Edit page.
Once you've manually added the new variants in your store and added the additional supplier to the product in Dropified, you can begin mapping each variant to the correct supplier through Advanced Mapping.
Here is the Bulk Mapping Method for a product
Bring up the Bulk Change button and which will bring up the Categories and the variants in those categories.
Make sure to Save when you are done editing.
Preset the Shipping Method
From the Advanced Mapping tab in Dropified, click the Shipping Method icon on the right-side of the product to setup the shipping method that you want to use for each variant based on the country of the order.
When you're done, click Save.
Check out an in-depth video on this page to see examples of how to set up Variants Mapping and Advanced Mapping.