When you import products from AliExpress suppliers, you may see different warehouse locations the product can be shipped from (“Ships From” variant). There is no way to hide the ''Ships From'' variant from your product details page and Shopify checkout does not detect your customers’ location automatically. Therefore, it’s important to know how to manage the “Ships From” variant: 

  • Leave only one “Ships From” option to target customers from a specific country the product is shipped from.
  • Rename “Ships From” variant and its options to hide the origin country from your customers and to make it suitable for customers worldwide. 

Leave Only One “Ships From” Option

If you want to target only a specific country, then you need to remove the unnecessary options from the “Ships From” variant. 

Important: At least one option in the “Ships From” variant has to remain, otherwise it will break sync with Oberlo. 

For example, if you want to target the United States and want your products to be shipped only within the United States, then remove all other “Ships From” options and leave only United States option in the “Ships From” variant:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.
  2. Select a specific product and go to the Variants section.
  3. Click More options and then Edit options
  4. Click X next to the variant you want to remove (e.g. China). 
  5. Press Done.

This way, if you receive an order from the customer located in the United States, then when you place an order the Oberlo Chrome Extension selects the United States option automatically.

Note: If you receive an order outside the United States, then you will not be able to place it. In such a case, you need to restore the removed “Ships From” option by overriding the product.  

Rename ''Ships From” Variant and Its Options

If you want to target worldwide customers and do not want them to see where the products are shipped from, then you need to keep and rename the “Ships From” variant options:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.
  2. Select a specific product and go to the Variants section.
  3. Click More options and then Edit options
  4. Rename the title of Ships From variant to Ship To.
  5. Click Edit Variants and then Edit option values.
  6. Rename China option to Outside US, and United States to Within US

This way your customers select the product variant depending on their location and when you place an order the Oberlo Chrome Extension selects the correct “Ships From” option.

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