Step By Step Guide

Let’s Get Started - Your Step by Step Guide to Selling Gifts with Something Different Dropship

Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to start dropshipping with us, but how does it all work and where do you begin? Firstly we would like to welcome you onboard and thank you for choosing us to be your dropshipping partner. 

We have over 21 years of experience in selling gifts and we are here for you every step of the way. So, let’s get started.

Step 1 - Check Your Details

Before you get into the exciting part of choosing products to sell, we recommend that you visit the My Details page and check that all your details are correct. In this section, you can also choose if you would like to have order confirmation and order dispatched emails automatically sent to your customers. You can do this by selecting the tick boxes on the left hand side.

These emails will be branded with your company details and you can upload your business logo using the upload button on the top right of the screen. If the boxes are unticked no emails will be sent.

Not sure if you want emails to be sent automatically? No problem. You can update this page at any time and you have the option to send an order confirmation and order dispatched emails on an individual basis from the My Orders page.

Step Two - Choose your products

Our website works just like any other website and you can use the search function or browse the categories to find the products that you would like to sell.

Once products have been selected they will appear in the My Products section.

To make things super easy you can choose to add products individually or in bulk and here's how.

  • Adding Products In Bulk

Using the top level menus, browse the website and select a category that interests you, for example: Home Fragrance / Backflow Burners and Cones. To add all the products in the category, simply click the ‘Add to My Products’ button underneath the main image. If you change your mind and would like to remove the products, simply click 'Remove My Products'.

  • Adding Products Individually

Using the top level menus, browse the website and select a category that interests you, for example: Home Fragrance / Backflow Burners and Cones. Click into the next level on the website until you arrive at a product listing page which will show you all the individual products (eg: Backflow Burners and Cones) available under that category.

To add each product individually, simply click the ‘Add to My Products’ button underneath the main image. If you change your mind and would like to remove the products, simply click 'Remove My Products'.

  • Adding Products Individually Using Search

You can use the search function to find products

Once you select the product that you are interested in you will arrive on the full product detail page, for example: BF-21818 -Bronze Buddha Backflow Incense Burner

To add the product to your selection simply click the ‘Add to My Products’ button on the right hand side. If you change your mind and would like to remove the products, simply click 'Remove My Products'.

All the products you have chosen will appear in the 'My Products' page.

Step 3 - My Products

The My Products section is your product dashboard and lists all the items which you have chosen to sell.

There are many functions available here. You can use the search field to search for products within your product listing and use the tick boxes to filter your products by stock status. You can download the product images in bulk by either using the 'Download My Products Images' button top right or by individually by clicking into each product and using the download button on the product detail page.

If you prefer working in excel but don’t want to integrate into a website you can use our handy CSV file 'Download My Products CSV' to download your product data into a user friendly spreadsheet. 

To add more products simply click the 'Add More Products' button and use our quick add products search function to find products or if you prefer you can browse our website categories.

Step 4 - Setting Prices

So now you should have a good selection of products which you have chosen to sell. The first thing you need to do is decide how much your delivery costs are going to be.

  • Setting Your Delivery Prices

If you would like to customise the delivery prices for your customers you can adjust the prices on the Delivery Details Page. This is the only page where you can make these changes and you can update it at any time. 

The delivery costs in the Delivery Details Page have been laid out in a table format and set to the default option. The value shown is the price you will pay us for delivery when you place an order, calculated on the size of the package and the delivery location. 

Please note that the delivery charges featured here will pull through to an invoice if you choose to send an invoice with your order.

If you leave these prices at the default price, this is the price your customer will pay to have the items delivered.

If you wish to customise these costs to suit your business for example, you may want to charge your customers more or less for delivery, you can do this by simply entering your preferred costs into the columns and clicking Update Costs

Alternatively, you can increase all the costs by a percentage using our handy percentage increase calculator. You can reset to default at any time by clicking the Reset to Default button.

  • Setting your selling prices

The default selling prices have been set based on the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) but you may wish to customise these to suit your business, for example, you may wish to increase the price of your products so that you can offer free delivery.

You can update the products in the 'My Products' section. You can simply enter your price in to the text box and it will automatically update. Alternatively you can go into the product detail page and enter the value into the price box and click ‘Set Custom Price’. You can revert to the default price by clicking on ‘Use Recommended Price’ at any time.

Step 5 - Selling

Now that you have made your selection of items and have set your selling and delivery prices you can focus on selling the products to your customers.

There are many options available to you which include:

  • Personal bespoke website
  • Website platforms such as Shopify, Wordpress or Wix.
  • Online marketplaces Amazon or eBay
  • or Social Media sites like Instagram, Facebook or Etsy

We provide both XML and CSV feeds which can be used to upload the data (delivery prices and product / stock information) from your chosen products directly to your eCommerce website / platform.

If you prefer working in excel but don’t want to integrate into a website you can use our handy CSV file to download your product data into a user friendly spreadsheet. You will then be able to sort your data in various ways to help manage your listings, for example, by stock levels or product codes.

You can download all our product images and information from the My Products section.

Step 6 - Creating An Order

Congratulations you have made a sale. Here's how to place and order:

  • Using the Create Order button above the top menu bar

When you are ready to place your order, click on the green 'Create Order' button at the top of the screen. Fill in your customer details, add in the product using the quick search bar, choose your delivery and click 'Proceed'. 

Review your order on the next screen and if all is ok, click Place Order.

Please note that we will only receive your orders from the website after payment has been made.

You can pay for each individual order as you go or you can choose to pay for multiple orders at the same time. We accept all major credit cards and debit cards including Visa, Visa Debit, Delta, Mastercard and Maestro. We also accept Paypal. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express. 

  • Creating an order from My Products

You can also place an order from your My Products page.

Simply choose the product you need from your listing and click on the 'Add To Order' button. Click on the green drop down bar to View Order and then follow the steps as above.

Step 7 - Let Us Do The Hard Work For You

As soon as we receive your order we will hand pick, pack carefully and ship the item(s) directly to your customers.

 

We are here to help

We hope that you enjoy using our website and if you need any help please contact us using Live Chat available from 7am-7pm Monday - Friday or email dropshipping@somethingdifferentwholesale.co.uk and we will come back to you as soon as possible.