Automation is taking over more and more jobs that require physical effort. This dependence on technology is beneficial in these times of lockdowns and pandemic panics. In terms of innovation, the e-shopping business has surpassed all expectations. Even though Amazon and eBay are leading the charge, there are several smaller startups creating waves of their own.
For some time now, AliExpress has been a leader in e-commerce. For example, they inspired the Image Search by Alitools extension, which allows you to do product searches using photographs. The subject of this post is how to utilize tools and addons like that to quickly and easily complete your online shopping.
Use Google Images to search for images
An image of a product that’s exactly suited for you was spotted when you were browsing the internet. Usually, you’d go to AliExpress and look for it. However, have you explained it? We didn’t design the search bar that way. If you could search by image, it would be so much easier. It’s possible, and that’s great! This part describes how you may use the AliExpress app to search for goods by picture.
Upload a picture
To begin shopping, use the AliExpress App on your smartphone or tablet. Clicking the camera icon in the search box will allow you to upload an image from your computer’s hard drive. When you upload a product to AliExpress, a selection of aesthetically similar items will appear.
Use the Filters
AliExpress will scan the whole catalog unless you apply filters, wasting your valuable time. As an alternative, you may filter down the results by picking a specific type of clothing, such as a top or dress.
Cropping and Zooming
A large version of the photo you uploaded will appear at the very top of the page. A specific section of the image may be searched for by clicking on it. To view the results, click the Done button. The AliExpress Mobile App has a fantastic little trick you may use to discover the product you’re looking for quickly and easily compare prices and suppliers. However, what is the benefits of this? That’s what we’ll look at next.
Searching for Images on a Desktop Computer
Unfortunately, this approach is only available on the AliExpress app. Those accessing the website using a computer have been left out in the cold. When you use the AliExpress website’s image search function, you get Google image search results. Fortunately, a workaround exists.
Several Chrome extensions allow you to search for images on a website more efficiently. Just install them, search for images on AliExpress, and then use the results from the extension to visit the product pages on the website and make your purchases. It’s never been easier to get started.
What’s the point of using Image Search in the first place?
There are several advantages to utilizing the image search function instead of manually searching for images. They include, among others:
Amazon, eBay, or any other online retailer: Have you come upon a product you like? Any item you see on such sites is likely to be manufactured in China, which means that you can buy it on AliExpress for less money than you can buy it on Amazon or eBay. Think twice before you buy!
So, after a lot of searching, you finally come upon the item of your dreams. It’s impossible to know if this is the most acceptable offer. Different sellers on AliExpress have varying pricing for the same products. Any given item might have a wide range of prices depending on where you buy it. Please find what you’re looking for by searching for it by image and looking for similar items. Make sure you don’t go overboard with your spending!
Looking for things you don’t recognize but know exist? There are certain items whose names are so ambiguous that it’s difficult to know where to go for information about them. The time and money saved by searching by picture can outweigh the time and money invested in fruitless searches. See whether it works for you by giving it a shot.
Image searches will eventually dominate E-commerce to locate and purchase things. AliExpress will be noted for its efforts as a trend-setter, even if they are already doing this. You should take advantage of this option and shop until you drop!