AliExpress does not have a function to put the store in default “holiday mode”, so this function must be created by configuring the mailing template. To do this, follow these steps in the AliExpress control panel:
- Make a copy of the default template. “Edit” in the template and then in “Copy”. Then name this template “holiday mode” so it can be easily recognised. Configure this template by only selecting “express parcel” ‘in the “custom” mode and selecting all shipping destinations.
- Mark all the areas and click “Do not ship to”, and then “Confirm”. It’s important that the “Set shipping details” tab is empty. If it is not, any remaining data should be deleted.
- On the next screen, click “Save”.
- Finally, reconfirm by clicking “Save”.
To assign this template to the entire product catalogue, thereby leaving the store with the shipping inactive: access the top menu Products>Shipping templates and assign the template you previously configured as “holiday mode”.