Alibaba Search
Alibaba Search

Alibaba Search

Extract Alibaba product details, supplier info, and trends for smarter business decisions.
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January 15, 2024
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Header

x-api-key required

string

This parameter defines the Piloterr private key to use for authentification.

Parameters

query

string

Search term used to find products and suppliers on Alibaba.

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Unlocking the Potential of Alibaba Search API

Discover the power of the Alibaba Search API, an indispensable tool for accessing a wealth of data from one of the world's largest online marketplaces. Whether you're into tech, fashion, machinery, or any other industry, this API provides comprehensive access to multiple categories, subcategories, featured suppliers, banners, and recommended products on Alibaba.com. With just a few clicks, retrieve critical data to optimize your business strategies, conduct deep market analysis, or automate your procurement processes.

Application Scenarios for the Alibaba Search API

The Alibaba Search API has a multitude of applications across various industries. Here are some key use cases:

  • Market Research: Gain insights into market trends by analyzing top-ranking products and weekly deals.
  • Competitor Analysis: Monitor competitors by tracking featured suppliers and their offerings.
  • E-commerce Optimization: Enhance your online store’s inventory by sourcing trending products directly from Alibaba.
  • Procurement Automation: Streamline procurement by automatically fetching product details and supplier information.
  • Academic Research: Scholars and institutions can leverage this data for research in economics, market dynamics, and consumer behavior studies.

Strategic Benefits of Using the Alibaba Search API

Deploying the Alibaba Search API provides several strategic advantages:

  1. Comprehensive Data Access: Instantly access a wide range of categories and sub-categories, along with detailed product information and supplier data.
  2. Time Efficiency: Automate the manual process of scraping data from Alibaba, thereby saving time and reducing human error.
  3. Enhanced Decision-Making: Utilize up-to-date and accurate data to make informed business decisions and improve your overall strategy.
  4. Market Edge: Stay ahead of competitors by getting early insights into trending products and top deals.
  5. Cost Reduction: Avoid the high costs associated with manual data collection and third-party data providers.

Example API Response

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect from the Alibaba Search API:

{
"items": [
{
"title": "Electronics",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/electronics",
"sub_categories": [
{
"name": "Mobile Phones",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Mobile-Phones"
},
{
"name": "Computers",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Computers"
}
]
},
{
"title": "Apparel",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/apparel",
"sub_categories": [
{
"name": "Men Clothing",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Men-Clothing"
},
{
"name": "Women Clothing",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Women-Clothing"
}
]
},
{
"title": "Machinery",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/machinery",
"sub_categories": [
{
"name": "Agriculture",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Agriculture"
},
{
"name": "Industrial Parts",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Industrial-Parts"
}
]
}
],
"banners": [
{
"title": "Top-ranking products",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Top-ranking-products"
},
{
"title": "Weekly Deals",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Weekly-Deals"
}
],
"featuredSuppliers": [
{
"name": "ABC Electronics",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/supplier-abc-electronics"
},
{
"name": "XYZ Apparel",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/supplier-xyz-apparel"
}
],
"recommendedProducts": [
{
"name": "Smartphone X",
"price": "$299",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/product-smartphone-x"
},
{
"name": "Laptop Pro",
"price": "$999",
"url": "https://www.alibaba.com/product-laptop-pro"
}
]
}

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GET
POST
/api/v2/alibaba/search
Example Request
curl --location --request GET 'https://piloterr.com/api/v2/alibaba/search?query=example' --header 'Content-Type: application/json' --header 'x-api-key: <token>'
Response
{
  "items": [
    {
      "title": "Electronics",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/electronics",
      "sub_categories": [
        {
          "name": "Mobile Phones",
          "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Mobile-Phones"
        },
        {
          "name": "Computers",
          "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Computers"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "title": "Apparel",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/apparel",
      "sub_categories": [
        {
          "name": "Men Clothing",
          "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Men-Clothing"
        },
        {
          "name": "Women Clothing",
          "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Women-Clothing"
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "title": "Machinery",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/machinery",
      "sub_categories": [
        {
          "name": "Agriculture",
          "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Agriculture"
        },
        {
          "name": "Industrial Parts",
          "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Industrial-Parts"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "banners": [
    {
      "title": "Top-ranking products",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Top-ranking-products"
    },
    {
      "title": "Weekly Deals",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/Weekly-Deals"
    }
  ],
  "featuredSuppliers": [
    {
      "name": "ABC Electronics",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/supplier-abc-electronics"
    },
    {
      "name": "XYZ Apparel",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/supplier-xyz-apparel"
    }
  ],
  "recommendedProducts": [
    {
      "name": "Smartphone X",
      "price": "$299",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/product-smartphone-x"
    },
    {
      "name": "Laptop Pro",
      "price": "$999",
      "url": "https://www.alibaba.com/product-laptop-pro"
    }
  ]
}
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Do my unused credits rollover to the next month?

Your monthly subscription restarts with your monthly allowance of successful search credits on the first day of your billing cycle's subscription.

Do you offer technical support for users?

Yes! We are always happy to help users to be able to use our API! You can chat us and we'll try and get back to you within a single business day.

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