Drop ShippingDoes your product gets shipped from multiple distributors? The drop ship feature allows you to calculate shipping rates for products from multiple warehouse locations. If a customer purchases products that are shipped from 2 or more locations, IXXO Cart will calculate all the correct pricing so your shipping rates are 100% accurate. Moreover, you can customize the cart so each distributor gets notification with an itemized list of each product that needs to be shipped out...
The drop ship feature:
- Calculates shipping from multiple warehouses
- Sends an automatic, customizable email notification to your distributor
- Generates real time shipping rates
Here is how online business works by using drop shipping:
- Customer places an order on your website
- You collect the payments
- You forward the order to your dropshipper(s), pay the costs of goods
- Your drop shipper(s) ship the order to your customers
- You keep the difference between retail price and wholesale cost as your net profit.
How do I get into drop shipping?
- Set up IXXO Cart and enable the drop ship feature.
- Find wholesale suppliers of products you wish to sell that incorporate drop shipping as a business method.
- Open an account with the company.
- Gather content and images relating to the products you've chosen, incorporate them on your site and shopping cart.
- Collect the order and payment from your site.
- Provide the supplier with the customer details.
- The company then bills you at the special price you have agreed upon; fulfills the order and sends it to your client - in most cases with labels referring to your business/web site instead of the dropshippers
How do I find drop shipping suppliers and companies?
There's a couple of approaches you can take to find suitable dropship wholesalers:
- Direct contact
You can contact wholesale suppliers directly who produce/stock goods of interest and inquire about a drop shipping partnership; although you should be a little cautious, especially if the company hasn't been involved in these kinds of partnerships before.
- Search engines
The other way to go is to hit your favorite search engine and search on the terms:
"drop shipping" + product of interest or dropshipping + product of interest or "drop ship" + product of interest or "dropship" + product of interest
- Ensure you encapsulate in quotes where indicated above to ensure the results you get are the most relevant.
- Dropship resources directory
Whether you're based in the USA or outside of it, give OneSource a try. They give you access to lists of over 1,000,000 products from over 234 different categories in their directory. OneSource lists the *real* wholesale drop shippers, not retail companies or middlemen with links to wholesalers - it's definitely worthwhile checking out.