Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, stockiest or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. We will call them as supplier.

Online shopping is expanding at a hovering speed, and with this, more and more retailers are looking to move onto this platform for grabbing the potential online customers. Not only retailers, many start-ups and businesses are looking forward to get their store online and earn more. Numerous eCommerce stores such as Amazon, eBay, and many others have open up to provide ample of opportunities to people who want to do business online.

This phenomenon has also opened an arena for Drop Shipping, which no doubt many entrepreneurs are opting to grow and maximize their high sales. Many eCommerce giants like Amazon, eBay provide this facility to sellers or retailers. 

Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, stockiest or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. We will call them as supplier.

In spite of the many advantages, this business strategy is not without challenges – ranging from collecting product information, managing orders, providing proper items to managing customer demands to name a few. 

Among the various issues, there are those problems that are quite recurring and most of the retailers usually face. Let us find here what these challenges are, and evolve the ways on how these problems can be sorted out effectively with result-oriented solutions. 

On Amazon, whenever any new order is placed, it has to be created at the manufacturer’s system manually and likewise need to update the shipment information at the Amazon whenever item has to be shipped by the supplier. This is too tedious, time consuming and man power involving task. This can even result into a lot of problems due to human error. 

To resolve this issue of Drop Shipping system in Amazon, developers have leveraged the technology and strategized the process. Working on this supply chain system, they have devised out the better transaction process for the retailers, which enables them to carry on their businesses on Amazon smoothly. 

Let us find here some of the problems that most of the retailers come across. 

  • To process thousands of orders on the daily basis 
  • To Handle Time out issue for eg. Amazon API has limitation to call the API method per minutes
  • To have retry feature for those orders which have been failed to create at the supplier system due to some reasons (maintenance at supplier system or server loading issues).

How to Resolve Drop Shipping Trivial but Crucial Glitches?

Thousands and thousands of orders are placed on Amazon at every minute, may be every second. This process need to be carried out smoothly without any hassle. For this, there should be a system, which can carry out this whole transaction errorless.

C#.net. helps to devise a system that can run in background executing and running every 30 minutes by the Windows Task Scheduler. This will help fetch the orders from the Amazon seller account at regular interval with the support of Amazon MWS API. Here, the system validates the orders and then pass them to the supplier system using CXML request. 

Meanwhile, as this process is undergoing, the system will get the orders with the corresponding tracking number from supplier side and creates shipment request at Amazon. 

Hence, in drop shipping strategy, developers can help businesses to get the whole application as per their business requirement. With these challenges achieved, you can have your store run efficiently on Amazon. 

On the other end, you can also generate various reports which you may require for your business. The system provides the various reports which can be customized as per your needs. Let us explore some of them here:

Product Mapping : This maps products directly from the order placed on Amazon to the order in supplier system with quantity. This shows the stock and helps to maintain inventory.

Orders : This shows the number of orders with the latest status such as in process, shipping, reached.

State Mapping : Configure the state abbreviation to be used while placing the order at the supplier system 

Reports : This helps generate various reports along with failed and pending order process reports.

Address Character Mapping : Configure the settings for special characters in the address

Settings : Specify the API credentials for Amazon and supplier system  and specify the other settings 

Benefits :

  • It reduces the Cost & Time of the client 
  • Made Drop Shipping easy 

Drop shipping in Amazon is no doubt a marvelous business model that helps lot of entrepreneurs and businesses to evolve and grab the huge market. But, when the system does not run according to specific business requirement, it always fails retailers to earn good business. With the challenges figured out in Amazon order process transaction, and getting an effective application to run the process, businesses can have their Lion’s share to enjoy.  Such applications not only reduce cost of the client but also make drop shipping more simple, efficient and easy to work on. 

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