1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Question about drop shipping...

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by vulpix92, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. vulpix92

    vulpix92 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    3
    I hope I articulate this in a clear manner.

    Let's say you have a website, and want to sell different types of products. You work via the drop shipping method.

    Wouldn't all your products need to be under one supplier then?

    If a customer creates a cart, with multiple items from different suppliers, there's no way to get it in a single package delivered to the customer.

    For example, on Aliexpress, you can't checkout with a cart from multiple suppliers. It's one package per supplier.

    So if a customer orders multiple items that are from different suppliers, they would have to receive multiple packages. Which obviously isn't viable.

    What is the way around this? Would my store have to only work under one supplier?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alih97

    alih97 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    35
    Why wouldn't it be viable? I would just fulfill the orders and just let them know that they ship seperately.
     
  3. wizard04

    wizard04 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,699
    Likes Received:
    2,533
    Location:
    Outside your house
    You will have a little note under the shipping that all of the items will be shipped separately ( exception if you order the same item with bigger quantity ).


    ....something like that, and they will don't care usually.
     
  4. vulpix92

    vulpix92 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the reply guys
    But eh...don't you think it's a little..messy? Do people often do this?
     
  5. wizard04

    wizard04 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    2,699
    Likes Received:
    2,533
    Location:
    Outside your house
    Its better to have it like in little font under the shipping options or somewhere else then to not have it. So if some costumer complains, you can tell them that it was mentioned in the shipping tab, etc. and they will cool down....probably.
     
  6. cubs29

    cubs29 Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    3
    There are hundreds of excuses you can make up for something like this. I would use something along the lines of "we hold stock and ship from different areas of the country, unfortunately item X wasn't in stock in location A so we had to ship separately from location B."
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. TayaX

    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,457
    Likes Received:
    1,931
    Occupation:
    Skype : TayaxBHW
    Location:
    France
    Home Page:
    You dont need to make excuses. Just tell them it might comes from different providers. Your price will include the provider shipping and it will be transparent from them. really don't worry. all they want is their product to arrive at some point.
     
  8. sturose

    sturose Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    1,907
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Clicking my own adverts
    Location:
    Stuck in a rut
    Some quite large mail order companies here in the UK deliver goods separately due to items being delivered from multiple suppliers.

    It would take a very picky buyer to be concerned with this, so long as they get their order they are not usually bothered.
     
  9. vulpix92

    vulpix92 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hmm.. thanks for the insights guys.

    Just thought it may look a bit unprofessional and all, I've never really seen it done.