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Import List

The article is based on the premise that you set oberlo as data reference. If you choose other options for conflict handling, there may be different situations. Contact us anytime if you have any questions.

Import List is a basic but key feature in both Oberlo and DSers, which allows you to import products from AliExpress, tag your products, and push or publish them to your Shopify online store. In order to help you take full advantage of this feature in DSers after migration, this guide will give you an idea about how DSers migrate data from your Oberlo Import List, how the feature works in Oberlo & DSers, feature differences between Oberlo & DSers, and some useful tips.

How Does DSers Migrate Data from Oberlo Import List

The migration of the import list will be done in the Products stage. And you don't need to do anything during the migration. We will make sure all your Import List data on Oberlo is migrated to DSers.

Import List-migration of products

📕 NOTE: You may need to pay attention to some differences in your Import List data after migration, which may be caused by special situations.

Situations

DSers’s solution

AliExpress products might be put offline or  deleted during migration

DSers will still migrate those products from Oberlo API, but you will see error messages for those offline or not available products.

AliExpress products SKU might be modified, added, or deleted during migration

DSers will migrate the old data from your Oberlo account and update data after you connect your AliExpress account to the DSers account.

For merchants who set up to merge Import List from Oberlo & DSers together, you may need to tell which products are from Oberlo and which are from DSers

DSers automatically will tag data in the original DSers account with “DSers” tag and “Oberlo” tag for migrated data. You can filter it very quickly. 

For products split on Oberlo, you may find that there are fewer variants in each split product.

DSers only migrates activated SKUs on Oberlo instead of showing all SKUs in split products. So you will only see SKUs with the toggle that is turned on. 

You may have questions about the price difference  of products in the Import Lists of both apps.

Oberlo is showing the price of AliExpress products with store currency and pricing template applied since there is only one store that needs to be taken care of on Oberlo. What you see on the Oberlo Import list is the sale price of the product.

DSers only supports showing the price of products in the Import List in USD without a pricing rule applied,  since there may be different stores with different currencies & pricing rules connected to DSers. DSers only applies the corresponding currency and pricing template when you push products to Shopify storewide or separately.

The price of the migrated Oberlo products is already in the sale price so you shouldn’t apply the pricing rule twice in DSers.


Hence, DSers will sync the exact sale price from the Oberlo Import list for each migrated product and will not apply your pricing rule again when you push the migrated products to the Shopify store unless you activate the feature. Please check the feature explanation carefully.




Compare the Import List Feature between Oberlo and DSers

You can find the Import List on the left navigation menu in both Oberlo and DSers.

Import List-compare Import list

You will find different UI designs in 2 apps but it will not affect much of the operation. There are 2 key points to pay attention to when switching to using DSers Import List.

1. Imported Product List

Oberlo

DSers

Oberlo doesn’t keep published products in the Import List. After pushing to Shopify, all the information of the product will disappear from Oberlo Import list.

Products in the DSers Import list will not disappear after pushing to Shopify. You can easily keep well-edited product information & description and manage different categories of products with tags. 

When you need to push some specific category of products in bulk to other stores, you will only need to filter with the tags and then push in bulk, no more repeated labor work of importing and editing.

Import list on DSers can be regarded as a tool for your product data assets management. 

2. Push Products to Shopify

Oberlo

DSers

Since the Oberlo account only manages one Shopify store, the price of products in the Import list will be applied to the pricing template directly when imported to the Oberlo import list, with both currency and profit margin considered.

The price you see on the Oberlo Import list is the sale price that will be pushed to Shopify.

DSers only supports showing the price of products in the Import List in USD without a pricing rule applied, since there may be different stores with different currencies & pricing rules connected to DSers. DSers only applies the corresponding currency and pricing template when you push products to Shopify storewide or separately.

By doing so, you can easily push the same AliExpress product to your different stores using different pricing rules.

More Information to Know about DSers Import List

On DSers Import List, you can also:

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DSers features

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IMG_256Optimize your suppliers

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IMG_258Edit products

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IMG_260Split products

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IMG_264Check supplier information (cost/stock/shipping)

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Push to Shopify


It’s powerful! Get detailed information by checking how to use Import List.

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