I'm seeking an app for external product hosting.
I ran a shopify clothing store for 2 years. I had a lot of success with social media and driving traffic through to the site, but didn't have the budget to keep releasing new clothing.
I have recently had the idea of converting my boutique brand to an online retailer, with the intention of hosting products from other individual brands. I do not want to hold any stock as I would run into the same cash flow problems. I am only looking to be involved in hosting the products and using my marketing abilities to drive traffic through to the site (generating sales for the individual retailers, resulting in commission).
I have come across apps that will allow you to swap the "add to cart" button for an external affiliate link, but I want to provide the option to add multiple items from different brands into the one cart and process on MY site, rather than redirecting elswhere. I would like the order processing to happen on the back end so it is seamless for the customer.
Does anybody know of such an app existing. Would this be a difficult thing to implement?
The concept you are talking about is called dropshipping.
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