Copying Text And Pictures, How To Get Product Descriptions
How would you like to get the pictures and descriptions off our site easily and quickly and make them do the best job possible in generating sales for you?
Of course you would. After all every picture and description on Chinavasion has been created to help our customers generate more sales on their preferred ecommerce platform.
To make the lives of dropshippers easy we ensure that there is a full description and a wide range of photographs on every product so that people selling them online can get the most benefit out of a minimum amount of effort.
The product descriptions and photos are just one of the ways we like to help out our dropshippers and resellers and, with Chinavasion’s dropshipping program you can expect to see:
- No joining fees
- Lightning fast shipping times
- A wholesale discount program designed especially for dropshippers
Of course, as with everything in life, there are conditions on using our descriptions, some of the more important ones being:
- Material can be used by Chinavasion customers, blog writers and affiliates ONLY
- You cannot copy or adapt customer testimonials or product reviews
Something else which is more common sense advice more than anything is that it is important to ensure you don’t let your customers know where you are getting your products from.
Two things Chinavasion is known for online is our name (unsurprisingly) and product pictures that have a blue circle behind them. You would be surprised how often both end up on eBay.
So now you know what you can take it’s a matter of looking at how you can take it.
Getting Pictures Off Chinavasion
Somebody once said that a picture is worth 1000 words and that’s definitely the case when it comes to ecommerce. In fact, pictures are so valuable it’s a good idea to save a copy of the pictures you want to use on your own hard drive and not risk hot-linking images from another site. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling on eBay, an eBay alternative or your own site The situation is still the same.
Thankfully this is relatively easy to do, especially if you are using the Firefox browser or the Chrome browser and can be done simply with a few clicks.
In pictures bigger is always better you can get a bigger size for almost all of Chinavasion’s pictures by putting your mouse over the top of the picture so that you see a magnifying glass and clicking on it.
This will bring up the bigger size.
Pulling up the menu that allows you to save the image is as easy as right-clicking your mouse, regardless of whether you’re using Firefox or Chrome.
In both you also select the same option. Save image as.
Once you’ve done this a box will come up asking you what you want to call the picture.
In Firefox, all you’ll probably need to do is to press OK but in Chrome you may need to type the text .jpg onto the end of the file
And that’s it. You should have a high quality, attractive picture to load onto your listing.
But how do you get the writing off the Chinavasion site?
Getting Descriptions From Chinavasion
How you scrape the descriptions off the Chinavasion site very much depends on whether or not you want it looking like it is on Chinavasion, or if you just want the description and you are going to make it look a different way.
It will probably be a good idea to go through your description and remove any mention of:
If you just want the words there’s really nothing to it just copy the text paste it into a notepad document and then paste THAT text into your description.
If you want the list format as well you are going to need to copy the HTML source code.
While Baya Harrison put together an excellent beginners guide to HTML and offered a great Free EBay Listing HTML Template, in many cases you can get the code directly off the site.
The process differs if you’re using Firefox or Chrome but essentially the principle is the same.
One area where Chrome is perhaps not as adaptable as Firefox is the ability for the user to manipulate it.
To get the code for descriptions off of chrome you need to get to the description you want to copy and then press the Ctrl and U keys on your keyboard. This will open up the code in another page.
Of course you don’t want all that code, it’s just overkill. You just want the bit the description and the product details are in.
Thankfully finding those key parts of the page that you want to copy is as easy as pressing the ctrl button and F button together.
Let’s say I want to list the CVSL-I21, a stylish 8GB spy watch that has just been listed on Chinavasion.
The description that I want to list starts with “Presenting sheer elegance” so I will highlight and copy that. Then after going to the page with the source code, I hit ctrl-F, paste in the text Presenting sheer elegance and hit enter.
Voila I’ve found the text I want.
Now all you need to do is copy and paste that into a notepad document and you are good to go. If you have frontpage or dreamweaver you can paste this into the source section.
When getting the product notes don’t forget to include the <ul> and <li> tags otherwise the HTML won’t work.
Getting the source code from Firefox is a much easier prospect than getting it from Chrome.
In fact the steps you follow to get code off the recent version of Firefox are almost exactly the same as the steps used to get a picture.
The first thing to do is to find the text you want to copy and highlight it.
Then click the right button on your mouse and select the option that says “View Selected Source”.
This will then highlight the entire line of code you need to copy and, once again all you need to do is copy it and paste it into a notepad file.
If this option is not available you can press ctrl-U and get the code in the same manner you would if you were getting the code from Chrome.
So that’s it. Now you have everything you need to get the code and pictures from Chinavasion successfully without any hassle.
Why don’t you go to our new products and check out the latest electronics at wholesale prices, just waiting to be dropshipped at your store.