How our Dropship Program works
How Artisan Furniture’s Dropshipping Program Works
Artisan Furniture has its own factory based in Jaipur, India where it manufactures and ships its wholesale furniture into the UK and other markets around the world. The company offers a unique dropshipping program that allows furniture retailers to easily expand their product offerings without upfront inventory investments. Dropshipping allows retailers to list products on their website without having to stock and ship the items themselves. When an order comes in, the retailer forwards it to the dropshipping supplier, who packs and ships the product directly to the customer. This article will provide an overview of Artisan Furniture’s dropshipping program and outline the key benefits and advantages for retailers who join.
Dropshipping is a streamlined order fulfillment method that does not require storing inventory. It enables retailers to offer a wide selection of products without having to purchase and hold any stock. When a customer places an order, the retailer sends the order details to their dropshipping supplier, who then packages the product and ships it directly to the customer. The retailer never physically handles or stores the products. Dropshipping allows ecommerce businesses to run lean by eliminating inventory costs. It provides access to quality manufacturing and shipping resources without major logistical investments.
To join Artisan Furniture’s dropshipping program, retailers must meet the following criteria:
- Have a registered business entity
- Located in an area Artisan Furniture delivers to
- Possess basic IT skills to manage online orders
- VAT registration is not required
The program is strictly for business-to-business transactions between Artisan Furniture and retailers. Personal shoppers or individual consumers do not qualify to join.
Given that Artisan Furniture handles fulfillment, some standard retail policies do not apply:
- No 14-day return period – retailers handle returns directly
- Business to business only – no sales to individual consumers
Retailers must have the resources to handle possible customer returns, exchanges, or warranty issues directly.
Artisan Furniture designed their program to provide maximum flexibility and support to retailers:
- No setup fees or monthly subscription costs
- Streamlined 60-second online signup process
- Free customized launch kit for new partners
- Free UK mainland delivery with reasonable surcharges to extended areas
- Orders shipped within 3 working days of receipt
- No minimum order quantity or value
- No yearly sales quotas to remain an active partner
- Option for click & collect, bespoke, on-demand orders
- Live inventory feed updated every 55 minutes
- Dedicated UK-based customer service during business hours
- Completely white label service; end customers interacting solely with the retailer
Pricing and Payment
Retailers can select pricing in Pounds, Euros, or US Dollars based on their target markets. Artisan Furniture offers flexible payment terms, with deposits required on larger custom-made orders.
Shipping and Delivery
Artisan Furniture ships products from its factory in Jaipur to the UK, EU, USA, and many other markets. Retailers are advised to check any specific customs restrictions for their region. Standard delivery is free to UK mainland addresses. Additional surcharges apply for Highlands, Northern Ireland, and remote islands.
All items are packed in high-quality cardboard boxes to prevent damage. For oversized items, blanket-wrapping and crating may be required.
In addition to ready-to-ship catalog products, Artisan Furniture also provides:
- Custom sizing and dimensions
- Custom finishes and upholstery
- Made-to-order designs
This allows dropshipping retailers to offer truly personalized pieces suiting their customer needs.
Here is an overview of the key steps for retailers using Artisan Furniture’s dropshipping program:
- Sign up for a dropshipping account through the online portal
- Browse live inventory and product catalog to select items for your store
- List chosen products on your ecommerce site as you normally would
- Receive customer orders and enter details into Artisan’s wholesale system
- Artisan Fulfillment team packages and ships orders directly to your customers
- You provide customer service and handle any needed exchanges or returns
For larger retailers, Artisan Furniture also offers:
- Integration to automatically sync product data
- API connections with ERP and inventory management software
- Ability to create standalone vendor accounts for sub-users
- Support from in-house interior design team
All orders have status bars showing:
- Order processing
- Order shipped
- Out for delivery
This allows retailers to identify any issues and update customers. Artisan’s customer service team is available to investigate any problems.
Returns and Refunds
While Artisan Furniture handles manufacturing and shipping, retailers are responsible for managing returns based on their own policies. Some tips:
- Review return policy with customers at checkout
- Offer exchange before refund if possible
- Arrange re-shipping or pickup of returns
- Inspect items carefully before re-stocking
Joining the Program
In summary, Artisan Furniture’s dropshipping program allows retailers to easily incorporate high-quality furniture into their product offerings. With hands-off fulfillment and extensive customization options, it provides compelling benefits for furniture shops looking to expand their catalog. To start enjoying the advantages, visit their website today to begin the quick and simple signup process.