Dropshippers download most of their content from Aliexpress. This way they can add relevant images and videos to their Shopify product descriptions and use them in their Facebook ad creatives. But how does one save videos from Aliexpress for free?
It’s actually super simple. There are two easy methods that you can use to download your Aliexpress product videos that I’ll cover in this article.
How to download product videos from Aliexpress
Method #1: Download videos from Aliexpress with ‘Video Downloader Plus’
The easiest way to download product videos from Aliexpress is by using ‘Video Downloader Plus’ This is a great, free Google Chrome extension that lets you save any video. This is also the best alternative to AliSave, which is paid.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Download ‘Video Download Plus’ Chrome extension from the google chrome web store.
Step 2: Navigate to the Aliexpress product page you want to download the video from. Then open the ‘Video Downloader Plus’ extension located at the top of your menu bar. All the available videos will be listed with a red ‘MP4’ icon next to them.
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page. Here you can download the image by right-clicking and selecting “save video as…”. Name your file and voila! You can now insert them into your Shopify product description or use them in a Facebook video ad.
Method #2: Download videos directly from the source code
If you refuse to download a google chrome extension for whatever reason, you can still download videos from Aliexpress using the source code. Here’s how:
Step 1: Right-click on the video and select “inspect”.
(Alternatively, you can do this with the shortcut “CTRL + SHIFT + I” on Windows or “CMD + Option + J” on Mac.)
Step 2: You should now see the HTML code of the Aliexpress web page. Make sure the selected tab is set to “Elements”.
Here you’ll want to look for the .mp4 file in the source code. You can do this by typing .mp4 in the input field. (you can also use shortcuts: ‘CTRL + F’ on Windows or ‘CMD +F’ on Mac)
You can quickly do this by using the shortcuts: ‘CTRL + F’ (Windows) or ‘CMD + F’ (Mac). This will spawn a small search box where you can type mp4 to look for it.
The mp4 file will then be highlighted for you. Click this link. (If you can’t click it copy the link yourself and paste it in the URL box of your browser, make sure the link starts with ‘https://’)
Step 4: Once the link is pasted in the URL bar of your browser, you will be taken to a black page with the video on autoplay. To save the video, right-click and select “Save video as…”. (or shortcut: CMD/CTRL + S)
That’s it! You can use these videos in your Facebook ad creatives or add them to your Shopify product description.
AliSave free video downloader alternative
In a separate article, we talked about how to download images from Aliexpress. There, I showcased how you can use AliSave to download images.
AliSave also lets you download videos from Aliexpress but only in their pro plan, for which they charge a monthly fee.
Of course, you don’t want to pay a monthly fee to simply download your product videos. Luckily you can use the ‘Video Downloader Plus’ extension instead.
This AliSave alternative is completely free and works just as well!
Why you should download videos from Aliexpress
So what can you do with these product videos?
Use them in Facebook video ads
Product videos can be used to create video Facebook ads, these are 5X more effective than regular photo ads.
Video ads can be created from scratch with the following free software:
- iMovie (for mac users)
Or you can create video ads through a template with invideo. Invideo is paid software that spoon-feeds you into creating a Facebook video ad.
Here you can select different ad formats, royalty-free music, copyright-free footage, and built-in templates. Everyone can create a free account and make videos, you just can’t download them without a watermark on the free account.
Use the videos in your Shopify product descriptions
Another good reason to save videos from your Aliexpress supplier is to add them in your product description. These videos can be a good way to show the customer exactly how the product works, increasing your conversion rate.
How do you add these videos to your product description? To do this you’ll need to create a Vimeo account. The fastest way to do this is by logging in through your Google account.
Once logged in, choose your file.
Add a product title and hit save. Next, choose share.
Click on the </> icon to embed receive the embed link.
Copy this link into your Shopify product description and the video will show up!
That’s it! This article should have covered everything you need to know about how to download videos from Aliexpress. The easiest method is through installing the ‘video downloader plus’ chrome extension. If you don’t want to download the extension, you can use the source code method instead.
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