How does vidaXL Dropshipping for WooCommerce work?

VidaXL is a wholesale supplier with over 30.000 products in its catalogue, in the categories of furniture, do-it-yourself, garden and many more.

VidaXL is a wholesale supplier with over 30.000 products in its catalogue, in the categories of furniture, do-it-yourself, garden and many more. Besides being a wholesale supplier, they also offer Dropshipping as a business model.

What is Dropshipping?

Dropshipping is an online store fulfillment strategy in which merchants buy things from third-party suppliers when customers place orders, rather than storing inventory. After that, the items are delivered to the customer directly. This eliminates the seller’s direct involvement with the goods.

When it comes to shipping and order fulfillment, the retail shop manager has very little involvement. The merchant is not required to keep goods on hand, place large orders or physically fulfill orders in any way. Instead, the merchant’s items will be shipped by a third-party provider.

Dropshipping is advantageous to businesses since it requires less operating capital than the typical retail model. You won’t have to open stores, hire personnel, maintain the power, pay overhead, or keep track of inventory. Instead, you establish an internet business and purchase wholesale from suppliers who already have inventory and storage space. 

VidaXL Dropshipping WooCommerce plugin

Once you receive an order within your WooCommerce store you can send it automatically to VidaXL, they will then ship the order directly to your customer from your name. An easy way to start your own webshop. This, in combination with our VidaXL WooCommerce plugin, automates and takes care of the entire Dropshipping process for you. That way you can focus on the important part of having a Dropshipping business: generating revenue!

Before we start, you should download the VidaXL WooCommerce plugin via woosa.com. We offer you a 7- day free trial period, so no strings attached. Once you’ve downloaded the VidaXL Dropshipping plugin, you will receive a zip file and an API license key.

Installing a WordPress plugin with a zip file

You can install the VidaXL plugin in the backend of your WordPress website after downloading the zip file. It is not required to unzip the zip file. 

  1. Head to Plugins in your WordPress menu and select Add new plugin.
  2. Select Upload plugin from the drop-down menu on the left.
  3. Select the downloaded ZIP file from the Choose file menu and click Open
  4. Install immediately by pressing the Install button.
  5. It may take a few seconds to complete the installation. Once the installation is complete, click the Activate plugin button to activate the plugin.

Import products from VidaXL to WooCommerce

Select the product categories from VidaXL that you wish to import into WooCommerce. Set a percentage, a fixed margin or choose to use the recommended retail price of VidaXL. This way you can be sure that you make enough profit. Categories are listed along with the products. You cannot create categories yourself. However what you can do, is change the name of the category within WooCommerce after it is imported.

The main features of the VidaXL WooCommerce plugin

  •   Import the (full) range of VidaXL based on the selected categories
  •   All product content, such as: images, descriptions, prices etc. will be imported
  •   Determine your own fixed or variable margin or use the VidaXL suggested retail price
  •   Sync inventory automatically and in real time
  •   Sync prices automatically and in real time
  •   Automatically send orders to VidaXL for shipment

Why dropship with VidaXL?

Consumers are becoming more and more price conscious. VidaXL provides a wide range of goods for use in and around the home at affordable pricing. In addition, they want to make their products accessible to as many consumers and companies as possible. VidaXL selects products for which there is high demand and purchases them on a large scale directly from the source. VidaXL is able to influence the design and packaging, optimizing them for the entire production chain, ultimately ensuring that our customers pay a very reasonable price for the products.

Jessica Risch has been active in the e-commerce industry since 2013 and is the founder of Woosa. With her passion for technology and design, Jessica characterizes herself as a creative and committed sparring partner with the aim of making online business easy. With her start-up Woosa, she makes advanced WooCommerce plugins simple and within reach for both starter and advanced webshop owner.

Jessica Risch
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