I have found a supplier who is willing to do dropshipping with their products. It is the first time I am doing dropshipping (currently I hold stock) and it is also their first time dropshipping (they sell directly to the customer). What is the best way to send order details and payments to the supplier? Are they able to fulfill items and provide tracking numbers from their end?
The majority of customers will purchase both stock I hold and stock from the supplier, so their order may be sent in two packages with two different tracking numbers.
Thank you in advance!
You can create a staff account for your supplier so they fulfill items and provide tracking numbers from their end.
If the supplier is your own supplier and you have strong trust on this person, you can have his system partial integrated with your system. There are a few approaches that you can work out in Shopify. I have a friend who has a store front in Amazon and she works with a few suppliers in China to run her dropshipping business. Since she has good relationships with them, the operation has been running smoothly. If she deals with any new supplier, she would ask her regular product quality inspector HKQCC to inspect the products and make a factory audit first.