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Product Research Using Supplier Database (II) - Item Details

Introduction

In the previous article, we already looked at how to identify hot-selling items on aliexpress using Anstrex supplier database. In this article, we will review the process of getting item specifics.

Activate Multi-Tab View

After filtering the data, you can access item specific data just by clicking on the item. When you click on any item from the listing page, you will be presented with a multi-tab view specific to the item you clicked. The animated screenshot shows this step below:

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Activate Multi-Tab View By Clicking on Any Item

Multi Tab View Details


Description Tab

This tab shows the item description in detail as obtained from supplier. It can be useful to understand what the product is all about. Here is a screenshot of the description tab

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Description Tab

Sales History Tab

This tab shows monthly sales figure of the item in graphical and tabular form. This is extremely important piece of information that is not available on supplier website and gives you clear insights into product's sales history as well as current performance including seasonal trends. This tab contains following information:

  1. Line chart showing monthly sales figure
  2. A dropdown menu that allows you to download the chart in different formats
  3. A button to export the data into csv format
  4. Data in tabulated format for visual inspection

Please take a look at the following figure for reference:

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Sales History Tab

Variant/SKU Tab

This tab shows all the variants of the item in a table. The table contains following columns

  1. Variant Description
  2. Available Quantity
  3. Product Price
  4. Discounted Price

Note that all the columns are sortable and can be sorted by clicking on the up/down arrow icons

Please take a look at the following screenshot for reference:

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Variant/SKU Tab

Geo Tab

This is yet another tab that contains extremely insightful data that you will not find anywhere else. It shows you the geographic distribution of actual buyers purchasing this item from the supplier site. It gives you clear indication of which country/region the item is most popular in. You can use this data to determine if it would be an appropriate choice for your store depending on which region your store serves. The important elements on this tab are:

  1. Pie chart depicting the distribution of buyers from various countries along with a color coded legend on the right side
  2. Same data in tabulated format
  3. Various options to print/save/view the chart

Note that all the columns are sortable and can be sorted by clicking on the up/down arrow icons
Please take a look at the following screenshot for reference:

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Geo Tab

Image Tab

This tab provides you all the available images of the product.

  1. You can click on the thumbnail to view the image in a larger format
  2. Alternatively, you can also download all the images in a zip form by clicking the download link

Please take a look at the following image for reference:

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Image Tab

Shipping Method Tab

This tab shows you the available shipping methods for each country in a tabulated format. It contains following information:

  1. A dropdown menu that allows you to select the country of your choice
  2. Shipping company name
  3. Shipping Time
  4. Tracking Availability
  5. Shipping Cost

Please take a look at the following screenshot for reference:

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Shipping Method Tab

View Item Button

In addition, you will see a yellow button "View Item" on this multi tab view. Clicking this button will open the supplier page in a new browser tab. Please take a look at the following screenshot:

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View Item Button

Summary

In this article, we got an understanding of how you can get details on any particular item/product from our supplier database. The data available in this detailed multi tab view is extremely insightful and some of which is not available on supplier database or anywhere else for that matter.