ADDING A NEW DROPSHIPPER AND CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
This article will outline how to add a new dropshipper to your StoreAutomator account and understand the various configuration options.
If you work with a dropshipper as your supplier then:
1) A dropshipper account should be created in StoreAutomator, this is what we will use to connect to your account at the dropshipper using an API key and secret information - provided by you - from your supplier setting.
2) This dropshipper will be added into your StoreAutomator account as both your Brand and Supplier. The following articles provide further details on how to create a Brand Profile and how suppliers and warehouses are set up in SA.
3) After you create your supplier, you can edit general information, location address and settings by clicking the pen icon under Actions.
Below is a guide to the various tabs/settings in SA along with an explanation of what these mean, please use these to configure this connection.
GENERAL INFORMATION TAB:
Code this is your brand code and is generated automatically after brand creation.
Name this is your supplier (brand) name
Inventory type this shows what inventory type you have chosen for the supplier. In this case it will be dropshipper.
Inventory Currency shows the currency that has been selected while adding your supplier.
Description free text field that you use to type any description as you need for this supplier.
LOCATION ADDRESS TAB:
You can fill out the address details for your supplier and add notes.
Cost mode: You can choose either a Fixed Cost or Commission Based depending on your agreement with your dropshipper.
If it is fixed cost that means you agreed with your supplier for a certain cost and does not change according to your MSRP price.
If your agreement is Commission Based then the percentage you type into this field is the percentage that you will receive from your own selling price which will also be your dropshippers’ MSRP.
For example: your selling price is $100 and your Commission Base rate is 40% then you will receive $40 from the sale of this item and your dropshipper will receive $60.
Important Notes: The system calculates the price according to the MSRP and so the dropshipper must enter the MSRP when they upload their products in their account. The MSRP is a required field. The Dropshipper should not override prices because then the percentage will apply to the override price which may cause a problem on their end.
Purchase order mode: You can choose automatic or manual from dropdown.
If set to automatic then the purchase order will be created automatically.
If set to manual, then the PO has to be fulfilled manually.
Please see the following article for further detail:
Source of Dropship Order Price: You can select one of the options from the dropdown menu. You can utilize either Warehouse Item Cost or Original Order Price for Dropshipper Order Price.
Use supplier Sku mode :
If you set it to “Use supplier sku”, your items’ sku will be created differently.
If you set it to “Don’t Use Supplier Sku, your items’ sku will not be changed.
Fulfill International Orders: If you are fulfilling orders internationally, you should select Ship International Orders, otherwise you need to choose Don’t Fulfill International Orders.
API & EDI:
API Access : This should be enabled. If this is disabled, please enable it.
Lock Updates: This should be disabled. If it is enabled, the update will be locked.
Show Api Credential: This will be given to your dropshipper so they can connect your channel to their account.
Reset Api Credential: If you need to, you can reset your credentials here.
Set Up EDI : Used if you want to set up FTP connection.
[Note: If you make any changes to those information please make sure you click SAVE]