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Add a substitute supplier to a product

Sometimes your current supplier will be out of stock so you won’t be able to fulfill your orders. You can prevent such a problem from happening by adding a substitute supplier to the product.

Here’s how you can achieve it.

Adding supplier

Go to DSers – My Products.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Access My Products - Shopify DSers

Access the Mapping Page on the product card.

Add a substitute supplier to Shopify product - Mapping page - Shopify DSers

You need to input the URL from a new AliExpress supplier you want to add here.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Import URL - Shopify DSers

Go to AliExpress and copy the URL of a new supplier you want to add.

Paste the URL of the product you want to add to the Import box, then click on IMPORT.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Paste URL - Shopify DSers

A new AliExpress product will appear under your current one.

Then, click on Set.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Set - Shopify DSers

A small window will pop up. Select Second option and click Ok.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Second Option - Shopify DSers

The new product will then appear in the Substitute Ali Product column without mapping.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Substitute Ali Product - Shopify DSers

You need to select the variants of the new supplier corresponding to your product’s variants.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Select variants - Shopify DSers

Once you finished mapping the product, don’t forget to SAVE!

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Save - Shopify DSers

A notification will appear after you successfully Saved.

Add a substitute supplier to a Shopify product - Successfully saved - Shopify DSers

Now the substitute product will be used in case the main product is out of stock or unavailable.