What’s the difference between Inventory Automation and Full Automation?
Read more about how Inventory Automation works here.
Our Full Automation service includes all the benefits of Inventory Automation PLUS the ability to automatically route orders to your dropship suppliers and automatically sync back shipment tracking to your store and customer.
Read more about how Full Automation works here.
What is optimized sync?
Optimized sync pulls new data as often as it appears in the dropship supplier’s feed, to then be pushed as soon as possible to your store. How often the data is updated is dictated by how often the supplier updates their feed with new data. However, with optimized sync, you can be sure you are pulling this data as often possible.
Can I add my own supplier?
Yes! We can integrate with just about any supplier that provides the inventory data you need. Custom/Private integrations may have additional fees associated with the integration.
What is an integration?
An “integration” is the connection between and product source (dropship supplier) and your sales channel or ecommerce platform (Shopify, Amazon, Stitch Labs, etc.). Each connection made between 1 Source + 1 Channel = 1 Integration.
Why is it important to keep updated price, quantity and status for dropship products?
If you are asking this question, you might be new to selling wholesale dropship products, or you have not sold products in large volume. We often hear from people who have struggled for years selling products online. Then they find us, use our services and they realize how much real value our services add to their business. If you do not physically possess the items that you sell in your own warehouse, such as with dropship products, then what you are really selling is the product information to your customer and the sales and service you provide. Without accurate and high quality product information presented on your site, you do not have anything to offer your clients. The accuracy of the data on your site becomes part of your brand image.
Also, dropship suppliers can change their price for multiple reasons. If you put a product on your site at $50 with a $10 mark-up and they raise the price to $60, you just lost all profit. However, if you use Inventory Source, you set your price settings. As your suppliers raise or lower the prices they charge you, we can raise or lower your prices on your site with your price setting to protect your profit margin. Also, your site will be one of the FIRST online to offer the new price or new products that are added to their catalogs. This gives you the traffic when people search for this product. Let all of the other resellers try to succeed with less accurate information or spend hours every day updating price and quantity lists while you promote your site and process your orders.
Quantity and status updates are needed because there are few things that are more irritating for suppliers, resellers and most importantly customers then trying to complete a sale for an out-of-stock product. Your feedback on marketplaces and even customer retention will be severely damaged when a custom tries to complete an order for a product that you have listed as available, but the supplier has as out-of stock. That is why we update this field and can do this for you with the automation service or give you the daily details in a file download service.
What do I need to get started?
In order to get started with us you will first need to create a free account here.
Can I sell my own products as well?
Absolutely! Your business should be YOUR business. Our wholesale drop ship data services can integrate with your site or sales channels without impacting your existing products. We have resellers who make products, offer services and sell from small suppliers not in our network while letting us help them grow their catalog.
Can I do Full Automation with any supplier?
In order to send automated orders to suppliers, they must accept orders in an automated way – meaning they must accept orders via email, FTP, API, EDI or some other method that is not manually placing an order via a dealer portal or website. Suppliers must also provide shipment tracking in a way that is accessible. Shipment tracking is typically provided the same way orders are sent, either through email, FTP, API, EDI or other methods other than posting to a website or portal.
Here is a list of integrated suppliers that have been pre-integrated with full automation. Those not found on this can typically be integrated within 2-3 weeks given they fit the criteria mentioned above.