Dropshipping with Wayfair

New to dropshipping? Learn all about the basics and tips on how to start dropshipping with Wayfair.

What is dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a method of fulfillment, where a supplier picks, packs, and ships individual products directly to customers. It’s a common fulfillment method used on e-commerce platforms, where suppliers will hold and manage their own inventory.

Here’s how it works with Wayfair

A customer orders your product on Wayfair, and the purchase order will be sent directly to your dropshipping warehouse to manage the order. You then pick, pack, and prepare to send the order directly to the customer.

Process of dropshipping with Wayfair.

Terms to Know

  • Seller: A retailer or platform that sells the products, typically through an online platform.
  • Dropshipping Supplier: A company who is doing the dropshipping by providing the products and shipping them directly to customers on behalf of the seller. 
  • Fulfillment center: A warehouse where products are stored and shipped to customers on behalf of a retailer.
  • Order fulfillment: The process of receiving an order from a customer, processing the payment, and arranging for the product to be shipped to the customer.
  • Inventory management: The process of keeping track of the products available for sale and ensuring that there is enough stock to meet customer demand.
  • SKU (Stock Keeping Unit): A unique identifier for a product that’s used to track inventory and sales.
  • Lead time: The time it takes a supplier to ship the product after the order is placed.
  • Backordering: A situation where a customer's order can't be fulfilled because the product is out of stock.

So you’re interested in becoming a dropship supplier with Wayfair -

here’s what you’ll need:

  • A warehouse or third-party logistics company to ship on your behalf. To deliver orders to customers, you’ll need a warehouse or third-party logistics partner in North America. Learn more about how to ship fast & reliably.
  • Inventory/products on hand and ready to ship. Keep in mind, we require product identifiers, specs, images, and more to list the product on site. Learn more about what you’ll need to add assortment on Wayfair.

Ready to become a dropshipping supplier with Wayfair? Apply to sell.