DropshipCommerce free unlimited day license: SWLD5-BG3YT-39UAD-YR6NS-5GTRE
Current version: 1.01
*Requires Java which is free.
DropshipCommerce connects to WooCommerce over SSH, GoDaddy.com offers SSH access.
Dropshipping, by itself, usually does not offer a large competitive advantage because manufacturers and distributors will sell to retailers at their lowest prices ONLY if the retailer purchases products in volume all at once, which means the retailer has to store these products and ship them to their customers themselves.
Therefore, Dropshipping could work for you if you already do buy products in volume and have a place to store them, and so already do sell products at a very extremely competitive prices, and you just want to add dropshipped products to enhance your product offering.
For instance, a customer visits your online store and selects a product they have searched on the internet and found you have the lowest price, and they notice you also offer another product they’re interested in, one that you are dropshipping that doesn’t have a very competitive price, but since they found what they want and are going to checkout, they decide to throw dropshipped one into their basket out of sheer convenience, which is important to customers. The beauty of dropshipping is that it enhances the product offering of a retailer who already buys products in volume, warehouses them, and is able to sell them at the lowest prices on the internet.
The internet cultivates extreme competition and retailers try to get the most sales by having the lowest prices, however, the retailer that has the lowest prices will ALWAYS be the one that can pay for the most volume from a manufacturer. This being the case, Amazon will ALWAYS be able to offer a lower price, for instance Amazon can do many multi-million dollar volume buys from a manufacturer, and will therefore be able to sell it way less than anyone else can, and still make a profit.
These things being said, I would consider becoming a manufacturer instead, however, if you still want to try dropshipping, you should not make a big initial investment in it, you should start out with a very low cost solution. There is no single software solution that can handle every dropship supplier since different suppliers send and receive data slightly differently. Therefore, any dropship software will likely require some tailoring and further development to suit your particular needs.
DropshipCommerce might be something you would be interested in.
A requirement of a drop shipping is that retailers present accurate price and quantity data on their webstore to prevent accidentally selling products that are actually out of stock at the suppliers. Supplier inventories change, retailers send orders to suppliers, and suppliers provide tracking numbers, all on an hourly basis. Therefore, software that provides a two-way data communication connection between the supplier and the retailer to handle these functions is a necessity.
Cloud servers jam many tenants into one complex, forcing them all to use the same limited resources, thus making them ghettos. It’s better for a local machine to do the heavy processing, since local machines have tens of times more resources available without paying a subscription or a hefty price, and the user has much more independence and control.
Enter DropshipCommerce, a fully automated basic desktop application that can be further developed to handle any particular suppliers you want to use. It works exclusively with WooCommerce, which is arguably one of the best ecommerce platforms, and likely is the best.
DropshipCommerce is free to use. If you want to use it but require it be developed further, or require additional features, we can do that.
Suppliers only need to make a product data file available by emailing it or by FTP download and DrophipCommerce will fetch it automatically.
- Automated desktop application that provides a two-way data connection with your suppliers using FTP and email.
- Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers with Java installed.
- Possible to run on a VPS in the Cloud and be accessed remotely.
- Uses FTP to get product update data from your suppliers.
- Communicates to WooCommerce using SSH.
- Creates and emails packing slips to your suppliers.
- Updates your WooCommerce inventory.
- Automatically restarts if there is a failure at any point.
- Allows you to set price formulas and with price tiers.
- Fetches tracking numbers and sends them to your customers by email.
- Creates files that track products added or removed from your supplier’s updates.
- Supports multiple supplier setups and multiple stores.
- Handles webstores with thousands of products.
- Very low cost.
- Puts you at the helm of a starship enterprise.