Understanding the Auto Order Process

How do I Place Orders with suppliers?

Use this article to understand the order automation process with eBay and the Extension method with AliExpress.

Dropified can automate the ordering process on AliExpress, Alibaba, and eBay. If you are placing orders with Alibaba then go here. To see the preferred Quick Order Process with AliExpress then go here. If you are ordering from any of the other sites we support for Dropshipping then you will have to use the Manual Order Process.

To begin, navigate to your Dropified Orders page.

From there, you can  choose an ordering method.

You can select from the following order types (for Alibaba Orders please go here.)

  • Quick Order - This uses the AliExpress API to place the Order. Go here for further instruction on how to set and place this type of order. AliExpress Quick Order
  • Auto Order - the whole process is automated for eBay and this is also available with AliExpress.
  • Auto - Choose Shipping - an auto-order where you can change the shipping method first

  • Step by Step - semi-automated where you can approve each step of the process

  • Manual Order - no automation but it does open your product from the site you are dropshipping from and selects the product for you.

Alternatively, you can use Order Items or Bulk Order Processing features.

If you click the Order Items button on the upper right-hand corner of the order, this will allow Dropified to automatically place all items in an order.

This will open the supplier's page and start the auto ordering process for each item in the order. When the ordering process is finished, the Order IDs will be added back to Dropified to mark it as "Order Placed". 

You can initiate several orders at once, and these will be queued up and placed automatically. Once the order process is complete, it will open a new tab for another order in the queue. You also have the option to change the Orders Queue settings.



Note the following symbols in Orders Queue:

  • A checkmark means the order is complete and mark as ordered.

  • Rotating arrows mean the items in the order are being processed.

  • Hourglass simply means the order is the next one to be processed.

Common Issues:

If you have marked the order as Fulfilled in Shopify then it won't show up in your Order Menu in Dropified unless you switch the default filter settings to capture Any orders in the Fulfillment option.

If orders are not marked as "Order Placed", please ensure Automatically Mark as Ordered is enabled in your Dropified store settings

If you're using CommerceHQ, the order will also be marked as "Sent to Fulfillment" in your store. 

You'll also need the Dropified Chrome Extension installed.