A Full-scale drop-shipping/retail arbitrage solution was developed for Grivet Outdoors that helped automate order processing by eliminating inventory risk, manual bottlenecks, preventing errors and establishing a smooth flow from suppliers to vendors, thus ensuring timely invoicing and payments. The system helped to sync inventory with the vendors, manage listings, generate orders, handle returns, and calculate the price by applying various formulas, generating purchase orders and much more. Having all the information on a single screen made it hassle-free for the company to make decisions about an order and help in getting a clear picture of their fulfillment.
Challenges and Goals
The client wanted to expand the product assortment, test new products without the risk of adding inventory overhead costs and maximize profits through reducing operational expenses. The client approached us with the concept of drop-shipping which can reprice the product, checks the stock availability, can handle refunds and cancellation and ultimately increase savings.
The client wanted to avoid general problems faced in retail industry
To be very precise, he wished for a consolidated and automated system to handle entire order handling workflow; giving faster deliveries and more satisfied customers.
eSellerHub came up with the solution that can automate order management, real-time inventory control. The headless browser made it easier to place the order automatically from the supplier’s web to the vendor’s portal; routing all the necessary information with the click of button. Additionally, tracking number is automatically updated in sales channel; triggering the order workflows which helps in tracking supplier’s shipment. The system was integrated with panic button which provides alerts when items are over-sold; hence, this reduced the risk. The team at eSellerHub used Code-Igniter framework to improve user-experience, reduced time-to-market and to build a scalable architecture. The chat-bot was interfaced with Puppeteer (Node library) which provided a high-level API to control headless Chrome. The developed solution provided an easy way to get started without investing thousands of your own and helped to leverage the relationship between supplier and vendor offering a win-win strategy for both the parties. When managed correctly, it can form the foundation of your own successful online store.
What features does the developed system offer?
This system offers a complete set of features for the easy start and successful running of the business
What benefits the client got by developing this system?
The developed system provided a unique solution to resolve all the problems and reduced human efforts and errors. Client is able to provide wide array of products with no risk of carrying inventory and additional cost, which enabled him to scale up the products quickly and rapidly respond to the evolving purchasing demands of today’s customer. He can sell new items or remove old ones from their website easily without stressing about excess leftover inventory. Information is available fast, providing him with real-time visibility of the order details and statuses to keep steps in fulfillment process. The developed system helped the client to set up a profitable drop shipping business with small starting capital. Now we have a very happy client.
Server side scripting language: CodeIgniter, PHP, Node.js
Web Server- Apache