Supporting wholesale stores in handling dropshipping orders

We focus on integrating wholesale stores with retail online stores, which will maximally automate repetitive tasks in dropshipping, so that wholesale store employees do not have to enter orders manually to wholesale systems.

Dropshipping order handling is based on the ICDF standard. ICDF is a ready-to-use format based on XML and CSV.

Taking dropshipping orders as wholesale store

Each wholesale store and IdoSell Shop retail store supports ICDF format by default – thus, a shop can export an order to a file and upload it to a wholesale system. The wholesaler can then see it on the list of orders to be handled, where all necessary pieces of information concerning products, shipping and a given courier are present.

How to prepare a wholesale store for taking dropshipping orders

Taking dropshipping orders in a wholesale store is offered in two modes:

basic - through a set of AJAX endpoints, which enable:

  • checking whether a wholesale store has products ordered by customers in stock
  • uploading products to a wholesale store basket
  • placing orders with the indicating shipping address

advanced - through CustomerAPI-ICDF dedicated to dropshipping, which apart from the full functionality of API gateways enables:

  • retrieving a list of couriers offered by the wholesaler
  • asking the wholesaler about order status
  • modifying and managing customer address data

No matter the preferred communication method, the wholesaler receives ICDF formatted XML data. It includes all information necessary for processing dropshipping orders.

Implementing the processes around dropshipping that suit your business requires some knowledge about web services. You can do everything yourself, useful information can be found on: Internet Cross-docking and Dropshipping Format (ICDF). We can also help you prepare the integration, or even create entirely custom logic - contact the support department if you would like to discuss the possibilities.

Administration panel configuration - dropshipping

If you want to conduct sales in the dropshipping model, you just need to follow a few steps. If you want to learn more, just go to: How to enable dropshipping in your wholesale storei