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Selling other peoples products on my site

CannabisJack
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I have two companies that accepted me to sell their products but I cannot find how to do that.  I keep getting answers to get them to sell my productst but not the other way around.  Obviously I'm a newb and getting quite frustrated.  Help!?

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Dallas
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hey, there.

 

This is Dallas from the Shopify Social Care Team.

 

That is a great question and I would love to help you out! There are two options that I think could be relevant for you depending on what you're needing.

 

1. If you're selling the items and you're getting the profits then you can just add the items to your store and then adjust the Vendor of each item under each product by going to your Store Admin and clicking on Products > *Name of the Product* > Vendor.

 

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This will allow you to categorize your items per store. If you were to do that you could then make collections based on the vendors or allow your customers to filter by the vendor. If that is the option that you need I can help you a bit more with filters and collections.

 

The other option is:

 

2. If you're creating the store but each store is essentially selling their own items for-profit and you're getting a percentage then I think you would want to look into using something like Multi-Vendor Marketplace. This will allow you to have one store with multiple stores. There is a price associated with the app, but I promise you that this is the app that you will want to use if that is what you're looking for.

 

Please let me know what option it is that you're looking for or if you're looking for something else entirely. If you have any questions about the information that I have given please let me know.

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Josh_Uebergang
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So you'd like to know how to sell someone else's products? Who will be shipping the products? i.e. are you buying their product then shipping it yourself out of your home or warehouse or will they be shipping on your behalf (a dropshipper)?

From there, you can configure your shipping settings. You'll need to setup the product like the Shopify employee shared above.

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CannabisJack
New Member
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I have been accepted as an affiliate for two vendors and will be
approaching more after I figure this all out. I will show their products
using mostly their copy and art and the buy button will link to the
vendor's website where the purchases will be made. The vendors will then
send me my commission. I just dont know how to set it up on my site, and,
like I said in my o.p., all the info I can find on Affiliate Marketing for
Shopify refers to the opposite of this transaction, getting them to sell my
stuff.
seoquack
New Member
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The vendors will then
send me my commission. I just don't know how to set it up on my site, and,
like I said in my o.p., all the info I can find on Affiliate Marketing for
Shopify refers to the opposite of this transaction, getting them to sell my
stuff.

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MS-WEB-DESIGNER
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Dallas
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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You're right, the affiliate marketing transactions work in the opposite direction. For what you're wanting, the stores that you're partnering would need to join the affiliate program if they're using Shopify or they would have to sign up for an affiliate program on their own. 

 

With influencer marketing, the stores that you're promoting must have an affiliate tracking function on their business for this to work. If the business has affiliate links they will always have a UTM parameter or unique set up for each affiliate, The best way to promote is via that link in text format, like blogs. You can also use that affiliate link in buy buttons on a page or you can modify your product pages or add to cart buttons with code to take them to an external affiliate link to the store’s site. That would require a bit of back end work, but it could be done if needed. 

 

You could invoice the stores using draft orders in your Shopify account, but you would mean that you'd have to be in continuous contact with the stores because there wouldn't be a way to automatically know how much they're selling to know how big your commission should be. 

 

If you're looking to do influencer marketing on IG as well you could look into something like Afluencer. For that, however, the other businesses would need to be on the service as well. 

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Gregoya
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Hello, so lets say  I will operate as dropshipper and the supplier will send the product directly from his warehouse.  After I adjust the Vendor of each item under each product etc.                  what will be the best way/app to directly (automatically) send/link the request/purchase to supplier warehouse website? 

i.e costumer buy from my website - the order goes directly to warehouse website so he proceed with it with packing delivery, meaning my website will operate like middle man between costumer and supplier.

 

Dallas
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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If you're using a supplier like Oberlo then the connection would be made automatically via the SKU number when you import from Oberlo. As long as the SKU number isn't altered or adjusted in any way then all purchases of that product on your store will automatically direct to Oberlo. 

 

If you're looking to connect another supplier then you'll want to go to Settings > Shipping and under Account Integrations you'll be able to add different fulfillment services. 

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There are a couple of different options listed under there, but from what I am understanding of what you're wanting you would want to add an email for fulfillment. 

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Can you take a look at those options and let me know if that's what you're looking for? 

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toyhome-com
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I want to sell others people stock on our website, but we could not able to find out how we can make it possible, I can arrange pick up from that particular place, inventory and prices shall be managed by that person who is selling product on our website, listing of the product will be done my me,  after receiving order we will do the fulfill and send courier party to pick from them and they will dispatch we will give them printing slip and invoice. how this all can be done.. locations can't be add more already 3 warehouses added.. for inventory management, 

Dallas
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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I would love to see what I can do to help you out here, but I just want to clarify what it is that you're looking for exactly. This way I can make sure I give you the best resources that apply to you. 

From my understanding you're wanting to have products from different vendors on your store, you'd want to get the money and then you'd want part of that money to go to the vendor. The price would be set up by the vendors and they would let you know the inventory for their products.

For the order itself you want to be able to fulfill and ship out yourself. All aspects of the fullfilment will be done through you. 

If that is the case you're ging to want to ge the Multi Vendor Marketplace app. This app will allow you to manage different products from different vendors, it will allow you to split up profits and it will allow you to define how the products will be sent to the customer. 

Have you had a chance to take a look at this app? I think it will work perfectly for you. 

 

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valeriaalvarez
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Hey Dallas - do we need to get permission from the vendors prior to putting these products on our Shopify page?

Thank you, 

Valeria