When someone places an order through our site it will appear in orders and do we manually have to place the order through the vendor site? Is that something i Need to set up? Also, how to figure out shipping depending on where it's going? We are new to E-commerce and I just was hoping for some insight.
Welcome to Shopify — I'm happy to help you out with your questions.
First, could you tell me a bit more about which vendor you're using? If you're using a print on demand service like Printful or Printify, they have apps that integrate directly with Shopify and can provide automated fulfillment. If you're using AliExpress, you can use an app like DSers to handle fulfillment. If you provide me some more information on your vendor I can look into your options!
As for shipping, there are a few different ways you can set up your shipping rates depending on what you want to achieve. We also have some great guides to help you get started:
If you have any specific questions about your shipping settings and rates, feel free to let me know and I can provide some more information.
Lastly, since you're new to ecommerce and Shopify, I wanted to share some of my favourite resources. These were super helpful for me when I first started out on Shopify, and they answer a lot of common questions: