Dropshipping

What is drop-shipping?

Drop-shipping is a print on demand service where we will print, package and post your items directly to your customers for you. It is the perfect way for start ups and small businesses to get started selling merch as it allow you to promote and sell items in advance of production, taking away the financial risk and the potential waste that comes with buying in bulk. For more established brands it frees up valuable time that allows for more focus on the development of new ideas. Wether you sell 1 item a month or 1000 a week, drop-shipping can work for you.

What items can I drop-ship and what do I need to do?

At the moment, we can drop-ship any Continental Clothing items that are Direct to Garment Printed. The first step is to set up an online account with us so that you can upload and save your designs online.  You can do this  by clicking on the ‘My Account’ sections of the main menu at the top of the page. If you’re completely new to selling online then the next step is to decide which selling platform you’d like to use. There’s plenty to choose from out there, but wether it’s a dedicated site, or an online marketplace, all you have to do is make mock ups of your products to create listings for your designs. You can also upload and save your designs within the products designer of your required product on our site so that they are ready to print when your orders come through.

*cha ching* Once that first order come’s through you can then place the order with us. This is the exact same process as if you were to order garments for yourself, except you will provide your customers address for the shipping address instead of your own. We will then print, package and post the item directly to your customers for you.

If the item you need is out of stock, please get in touch and we will try and source a replacement from Stanley/Stella. Fast fashion would have us believe that everything should be available to us all the time, but this leads to huge problems with overstock, and items often end up in landfill this way. To make sure your customers understand this we recommend adding the following text (or a variation of it) to your listing.

“This product is printed on demand. It’s the most environmentally friendly way to print because it allows us to only make what we need, when we need it. This means a processing time of 3-5 working days, and on rare occasions, it means this product may be out of stock, but we’ll always let you know if this is the case. That’s slow fashion.”

Can we add special touches to your orders?

Being a small company run by people who also run their own online brands, we know the difference that adding a sticker, leaflet or hand written note in with an order can make. 

Get in touch when you’ve set up your account with us and we can discuss your needs at info@wildandkind.com.

“This product is printed on demand. It’s the most environmentally friendly way to print because it allows us to only make what we need, when we need it. This means a processing time of 3-5 working days, and on rare occasions, it means this product may be out of stock, but we’ll always let you know if this is the case. That’s slow fashion.”

Can I automate the process with a plug in for my store? 

Unfortunately not. We are a very small company run by 2 people. But, what we lack in fancy technology, we make up for in being able to provide a more ethical and personalised service.

If you drop-ship more than 75 items a week we can tailor a more personalised service, and you can order using a CVS of your downloaded order data. Email us at info@wildandkind.com to discuss your needs.

What’s the difference between ‘drop-shipping’ and ‘shop fulfilment’?

Drop shipping is a print on demand service suitable for individuals and businesses of all sizes for DTG printed products. You take orders from your customers and then you place those orders with us. We print, package and post your items directly to your customers for you. 

Our shop fulfilment service is suitable for much larger volumes of orders, approx 300+ per month. This service also includes Screen-printed and Risograph Printed items as well as DTG, as we will make and hold stock for you. We can also take over the web development and admin needs of your store, giving you complete freedom to focus on running your business and developing your brand.

 

How much does DTG printing cost when dropshipping?

Our print price varies depending on the size of the design. Drop-shipping print costs are:

A small print will cost £4.50
A medium print will cost £5.00
A large print will cost £6.00

If you drop-ship more than 75 items a week we can tailor a more personalised, discounted package that suits you and your business. Please contact us at info@wildandkind.com to discuss your needs.

Our new online software allows you to design your products easily and is a great tool, but it can’t automatically calculate the price of the designs you upload, so we need you to tell us what size each image is. We’re hoping we can automate this process soon but we’re a very small company and fancy software requited fancy bucks.

If you set up your order as small designs when the designs are much bigger we’ll send a secondary invoice which will need to be paid before we start producing your items, so if you’re confused, or struggle with measuring dimensions just email us and we’ll be happy to help you know what to input. There is more information in the help section within the product designer.

How long will it take for my customers to get their orders?

We aim to do a print run of drop-shipping orders twice a week, that’s every 3 working days. We recommend you place your drop-shipping orders with us at the end of each day to make sure that they are processed with us as soon as possible.

We recommend adding the following text (or a variation of it) to your listing.

 

How much will delivery cost?

This depends on the size of the order and where it’s going. We’re based in Scotland, UK, so anything travelling outwith mainland UK will be more expensive. 

We calculate shipping based on weight, and we only charge what it costs us to ship. You can find a full breakdown of costs in the ‘shipping & delivery’ sections of the website.

Is there a minimum order quantity?

The great thing about digital printing is that we can print one garment at a time, meaning there is no minimum order quantity. 

This also makes this process great for drop-shipping. This is a type of ‘print-on-demand’ service that saves you time and money especially when you are just getting started up. 

How can I check the stock levels of garments?

You must check the stock levels before you place an order. You can see the stock levels of any garment by checking the listing of the product itself. The stock levels will be listed directly above the customise button.

If you place an order that is out of stock, your order will be cancelled and we will let you know. If you would like to know when an out of stock item will be back in, or if you would like to source a similar replacement from Stanley/Stella then get in touch at info@wildandkind.com

What if my customer wants to return an item?

You are responsible for returns. 

If someone needs a different size, or no longer wants the item then we will happily accept the return and hold that item for you for the next time that exact product/size is ordered, however you must go through the drop-shipping process in full to send out a replacement.

Providing customers with a comprehensive size guide is helpful in reducing the number of returns. You find the size guide on every product page.

UK law states that you must offer a refund to customers if they’ve told you within 14 days of receiving their goods that they want to cancel. They have another 14 days to return the goods once they’ve told you. You must refund the customer within 14 days of receiving the goods back. They do not have to provide a reason.

You must also update your privacy policies so customers are aware that you will share their delivery address with us for posting purposes only. You can see our privacy policy here, we do not use information for anything other than to post out goods, ever.

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