My ecommerce retailer has gadgets which are drop shipped to prospects from three totally different suppliers (with extra suppliers within the pipe). Delivery for many gadgets vary between $10-$30 with every part going both FedEx or UPS relying on the provider.

I am working with the transport app developer to arrange every vendor with their particular transport service to get extra correct charges, however I additionally want to determine how you can deal with the state of affairs when a buyer orders gadgets from totally different distributors in the identical order.

At the moment, when that occurs the shopper will get a transport price calculated based mostly on the gadgets coming from the identical warehouse. This situation finally ends up costing me revenue as a result of I eat the second transport value.

I do not assume I need to cost the shopper for each transport charges (precise value) as a result of it will be costly for them and result in extra deserted carts. Nevertheless, my present setup is not best both. In some instances, if a buyer orders a number of low value gadgets from every totally different vendor I may lose fairly a bit per order.

As background, my retailer carries quite a lot of greater value specialty equipment, a lot of which ships through freight, but in addition spare components that ship floor and are smaller and decrease value gadgets. Going ahead I anticipate a lot of my enterprise to be promoting these smaller/decrease value substitute components, so the margin can be smaller and transport may have a much bigger affect on profitability. On the similar time, it is a new retailer and we’re making an attempt to achieve publicity and a buyer base as a precedence for now.

In the intervening time I don’t get quite a lot of these multi-vendor orders, however whereas I am paying the app developer to work on the seller/service difficulty I assumed I might cope with this difficulty on the similar time.

Any ideas on how finest to deal with this?

Apologies for wall of textual content, any recommendation appreciated!


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