I want to know if I setup my shopify account in Egypt and put my products in shopify's warehouses in Egypt but want to ship worldwide, will shopify handle the worldwide dropshipping or do I have to ship to each shopify warehouse separately?
I may be wrong, but I believe Shopify's Fulfillment Network is still primarily focused on the United States and Canada. If you're based in Egypt and want to use SFN, you should first check whether they've expanded this service to include international locations like Egypt or if they have partnerships in place to facilitate this.
If Shopify does not directly support fulfillment from Egypt for international shipping, you would need to manage shipping yourself. Couple of ways to do this: Partnering with a local fulfillment center in Egypt that handles international shipping or using international shipping services like DHL, FedEx, or UPS (for example).
Finally, shipping to Shopify Warehouses. If you want to use Shopify's warehouses in other countries (assuming this service is available), you would typically need to ship your inventory to each of those warehouses separately. This involves additional logistics and costs, including shipping and potentially import duties and taxes in the destination country.
Thank you David for this comprehensive reply. Do you have any idea how can I make sure about the warehouse thing as well as Egypt's fulfillment network?
I believe it is quite straightforward:
Set up warehouses: In your Shopify admin, add each warehouse as a separate location. This allows you to manage inventory at each warehouse individually.
Inventory allocation: Allocate your inventory across these warehouses based on your shipping considerations.
Shipping setup: Configure your shipping settings to reflect the locations of your warehouses. This ensures that orders are fulfilled from the nearest warehouse to the customer, reducing shipping times and costs.
Do you mean that in this case the actual warehouses are my own not shopify's, right?
I am actually looking for an international dropshipping model that includes Egypt as well
Ah I see, my mistake. I don't think Shopify has warehouses in Egypt – you would have to find another provider, for example a 3PL like: LOGISTICA | 3PL Supply Chain Warehouse Egypt
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