Hi Everyone, first post here.
I am the manufacturer, I have a Shopify store, I wholesale and sell off my website. I have a person out west who wants to add my product to their store and I would drop ship it for them. All the information I can find is how to set up a drop shipping business, I can't seem to find anything helping out the dropship-'ee'.
Mostly I'm wondering about how I keep my inventory current with orders that aren't going through my store, and how I would print shipping labels, it seems like a big hassle if I need to duplicate all orders manually that would come through them...? Any other makers out there that could point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance
Hi, my app Simple Purchase Orders can definitely meet your needs. It allows shops to set up suppliers and import products and set cost prices. You can then automatically generate purchase orders from orders their customers make and it will import all of the items they order and their address and email it to you as their supplier. It can also handle splitting orders into multiple POs where the items have different suppliers. This should help them reduce time spent fulfilling orders and eliminate mistakes.
Please check it out and let me know if you have any questions
I have the same issue: I want to CONTROL who is allowed to drop ship our products. I have yet to find help or a suggestion that helps me, either.
I am considering either opening a second wholesale-only store and use Locksmith to control accounts and logins. I am just not sure if the buyer can enter any name and address as ship-to.
I find it so hard to believe that no one drop ships for their retail buyers.
Interesting. This is not really an answer but hopefully some useful info...
This would need to be created as an app but this type of app would be better suited for an open source environment and not Shopify.
We could create something like this but it would be expensive.
In its basic form...
a) Manufacturer or Supplier would have their own inventory on their website
b) Dropshippers would need to apply for account (email be sent, paperwork approval, etc. by manufacturer)
c) Upon account approval, Manufacturer activates the account of dropshipper, email is sent to dropshipper
d) Dropshipper would have to install Manufacturer App (app would sync every hour (less time would use resources))
e) Dropshipper could choose which products to add to site and mark up products
f) Once dropshipper makes a sale update inventory on both the dropshipper and manufacturer website (small issue with permissions on both the dropship and manufacturer side)
Would have dropshipper cc on file for the order or paypal or enter at time of order if not automated (bill to dropshipper) and ship to customer.
Of course I am missing a lot of items, but technically, if this app were to be created would probably be better programmed into Shopify Plus stores as they have more access to open code environment.
Just wanted to put out a basic answer as you would still need a third party service to host the data sync that hooks both the Manufacturer App and the Dropshipper Apps together.
This writing will tell you the way to print a shipping label on Shopify. And below are guides that help you do drop ship better and easier:
Hope it helps!