WooCommerce Dropshipping

Use WooCommerce Dropshipping to send automated order notification emails to your wholesale dropshippers when new orders arrive via your WooCommerce store.

It groups ordered products by supplier, and then sends them to each supplier with a list of products purchased from them. Your dropshipping partners can then ship orders to customers.

WooCommerce Dropshipping also generates a packing slip PDF file, and attaches it to the order notification email. Your dropshippers can print the packing slip, and add it to the customer’s shipment for easy blind dropshipping.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New and Upload Plugin with the file you downloaded with Choose File.
  3. Install Now and Activate the extension.

More information at: Installing and Managing Plugins.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

To set up WooCommerce Dropshipping, there are a few steps:

  • Add suppliers
  • Assign products to suppliers
  • Configure supplier inventory CSVs
  • Customize packing slip PDFs
  • Set up email notifications

Let’s get started.

Adding Suppliers ↑ Back to top

To add suppliers:

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Products > Suppliers.
  2. Enter Name and Email Address(es) fields (required). Other fields are optional.
  3. Click Add New Dropshipping Supplier.
Manage your suppliers from the "Products > Suppliers" screen.
Manage suppliers from the Products > Suppliers screen.

Assign Products to Suppliers ↑ Back to top

To connect a product to a supplier:

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Products.
  2. Hover over a product, and click Edit.
  3. Go to the right column and find the box called Drop Ship Supplier.
  4. Select a supplier from the dropdown.
  5. Save or Update the product.
Select your drop ship supplier when adding or editing a product listing.
Select a supplier when adding/editing a product.

Supplier Inventory ↑ Back to top

Import inventory from CSV

Suppliers with a CSV of their inventory can import SKUs and other information using WooCommerce Dropshipping.

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  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Products > Suppliers.
  2. Find the supplier on the list.
  3. Select Inventory CSV to begin the import process.
  4. Choose File.
  5. Update.

Configure Supplier Inventory CSV Settings

Supplier inventory CSV files can be configured on a per-supplier basis. The two methods currently supported are:

  • Quantity on Hand –With this format your supplier is sending a spreadsheet containing the quantity they have in their remaining inventory. Any number above zero means that the product is still in stock.
  • Indicator –With this format your supplier is indicating whether a SKU is still in stock or not. Often this is in “Y/N” format, or “1/0” in indicate in­ stock and out of stock. No quantities.

To set how a supplier’s inventory CSV is processed:

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Products > Suppliers.
  2. Hover over the supplier, and click Edit.
  3. Scroll down to Supplier Inventory CSV Import Settings.
  4. Complete each field
    • CSV column delimiter — Character to separate fields, e.g., Comma (,)
    • CSV sku column # — Enter a number for the SKU.
    • CSV type — Explained above.
    • CSV quantity column # — Enter a number for updating in-stock inventory.
  5. Update.

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Customize your packing slips ↑ Back to top

There are two options: Customizing the default packing slip for all suppliers; customizing a packing slip for one supplier.

Default packing slip

Customize your packing slip for all suppliers.

  1. In the directory of your theme, create a new directory called “woocommerce-dropshipping”
  2. In the plugins/woocommerce-dropshipping directory, there is a file named “packingslip.html”
    • Copy this file into your newly created myTheme/woocommerce-dropshipping/ directory.
    • File should now exist at: “myTheme/woocommerce-dropshipping/packingslip.html”
  3. Edit the packingslip.html file. Note: Not all HTML features convert well to PDF. Simple works best.
Configure your packing slip.
Configure your packing slip.

Packing slip for a single supplier

Override your default packing slip with a custom one.

  1. On the Supplier edit screen, note the slug of the supplier for which you create a custom packing slip.
  2. In the directory of your theme, create a new directory called “woocommerce-dropshipping”
  3. In the plugins/woocommerce-dropshipping directory, there is a file named “packingslip.html”
    • Copy this file into your newly created myTheme/woocommerce-dropshipping/ as SLUG_packingslip.html.
    • File should now exist at: “myTheme/woocommerce-dropshipping/SLUG_packingslip.html”
    • Note: Code must be the value on the supplier edit screen
  4. Edit the packingslip.html file. Note: Not all HTML features convert well to PDF. Simple works best.

Set up email notifications ↑ Back to top

To configure your email notification signature and your packing slip:

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  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Emails > Dropshipping Notifications.
  2. Enter a note you wish displayed for Email Notifications.
  3. Enter info for Packing Slip fields:
    • URL to logo: Link to the image file of the logo you wish displayed on the packing slip.
    • Company Name
    • Address
    • Customer service email
    • Customer service phone
    • Thank you message
  4. Select a number as an Inventory Pad, serving as a way to notify suppliers and prevent Out of Stock status.
  5. Save changes.

FAQ ↑ Back to top

How will my drop-ship supplier bill me for the order? ↑ Back to top

Often a supplier will allow for NET 30 or charge to your credit card on file. Ultimately how this happens is between you and your drop-ship supplier.

Can I bulk-assign suppliers to my existing products? ↑ Back to top

Yes! From the Products page, check the boxes next to the products you want to assign a supplier to and choose Edit from the  Bulk Actions menu and click Apply:

Then enter the name of the supplier in the Supplier field:

Please note: If the supplier you are assigning already exists, the name of the supplier has to match exactly or it will create a new supplier with the name that you enter (though, it is not case sensitive).

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