Can you have multiple drop shipping companies in one shop?

danilee
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For example, say I was using Printify for my print on demand items can I also use Printiful for their items all in my one shop?

 

If so, how does shipping work if their rates are different?

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Helen
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Hi, @danilee. Welcome to the Community!

 

Yes, you can use multiple dropshipping, or print on demand companies on your store. In order to account for the different shipping rates between suppliers, the first thing you’ll need to make sure is set correctly is the ‘Inventory managed by’ on your products (see screenshot below). This is found in the Inventory section on each of your products listed in Products in your admin. Assigning the supplier to their corresponding products helps automate the ordering process, but is also what allows you to set up separate shipping profiles for each supplier. 

 

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Next, there are a few strategies to consider when deciding on the right shipping settings for your store:

 

  • Use the suppliers calculated rates for apps that have shipping integrations. The supplier’s calculated rates provide the most accurate rates to your customers and also avoids any over or under charging for shipping. To use the suppliers rates, Carrier Calculated Shipping needs to be enabled on your account; See this Community topic for how to add it to your plan. A member of our live support team can assist with adding it to your account, if it sounds like the right option for you.

 

  • The second option for shipping is to set up flat rates. These settings don’t require any other shipping functionalities being added to your account and would charge a set dollar value for shipping. We have a Help Doc here that walks you through how to set up flat shipping rates.

 

  • Offer free shipping. This can be a good option to help with conversions, just remember to build the price of shipping into your product prices so that you don’t end up cutting into your bottom line. (For some other shipping strategies to help with conversions, take a look at this Shopify Blog post).


For additional context about the shipping strategies for this type of business model, I recommend reading through the Dropshipping and fulfillment services Help Doc.

 

Hope this helps! If you have any other questions or need further clarification about this, just let me know.

 

Helen | Social Care @ Shopify 
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