You’ve been telling us that you want to be able to connect your Contrado account to your Shopify store. Well, the good news is that your cries have not been falling on deaf ears! We have been hard at work throughout 2019 to develop an app to make it happen!
The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here – we have launched the drop-shipping app (currently only available with Shopify) and you can now add your Contrado products to your Shopify storefront in just three simple steps!
Step One – Create Your Contrado Drop-Shipper Account
Sign up to Contrado Drop-Shipping using the same email that you created your Contrado account with. We will then send you a confirmation email which will contain a confirmation link.
Simply click on that link to confirm everything and you’re officially a drop-shipper.
Step Two – Connect The Two Accounts Together
This is all done within the easy-to-find Drop-Ship tab within your account. All you need to do here is add the URL of your Shopify store and click on the button that says ‘Submit URL’, and then the ‘Install App’ button. This won’t work with a custom domain name, but if you have the standard https://forexample-myshopify.com/ format then you should be fine.
Once that’s all done you need to head to the ‘My Stores’ tab and sync your store. You will only ever need to sync your Shopify and Contrado stores once, but it can take some time, depending on how many products you have in your Contrado store already. (If you don’t have a Contrado Store already, it’s pretty simple to make one, and you can see a full guide on how to do so here)
Step Three – Add Your Products From Contrado to Your Shopify Store
It’s entirely up to you how you do this. You’ve got two options! The first is to manually add each product to your Shopify store. Every time you create a Contrado product, it will appear within your admin panel, in drafts on your Shopify store. You’ll need to manually make it available for purchase.
The second option is to auto-publish your Contrado products to your live store. This means that all the products that you create within your Contrado store will go straight to your live, published Shopify store. They’ll be available for your customers to purchase immediately.
That’s it. It really is as simple as that. Once your store is all set up and connected to your Shopify, your customers will place their orders directly with you through your store. That will then be sent through to us, and we will generate the order for you.
We’ll send you a payment request, and as soon as we get that through we will make a start on your order. Once everything is ready we will ship it straight to your customer!
For more information check out our drop-shipping FAQs.