Vendor Fulfillment And Automated Drop Shipping
StoreFront’s eCommerce solution provides the ability for you to indicate if a product will be fulfilled and shipped by a vendor, other wise known as ‘dropship‘ or simply check the ‘Ship From Vendor’ checkbox in the Merchant Tools to indicate a product will be drop shipped by a vendor and select the appropriate vendor. When the order is confirmed, the vendor will automatically receive a notification of order from your Web store.
When a customer purchases a product a vendor dropships the item from their location. StoreFront will automatically pull the vendor’s address you supplied and use it to calculate accurate shipping rates based on the vendors origin. For example, if a customer orders a particular lamp from a vendor in New York, then New York will be considered the origin with the carrier so shipping rates are accurate.
Once a tracking number is received from your vendor, you can add it manually into StoreFront or utilize one of StoreFront’s add-on solutions. Take a look at StructuredSolutions’ Shipper offering and StoreFront Connector to learn how you can automate your fulfillment and shipping process freeing you of data entry and costly errors.