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Drop-Shipping

  • Why Use Bags of Love

    Fast. Efficient. Premium quality.


    Everything made in house in one facility in 1-3 days which beats the long lead times of far east production houses. Orders are sent fast too with a 4-6 working day delivery on a tracked service.

    Are you concerned about waste, carbon footprint and questionable labour practices? Bags of Love wins on all of these concerns.

    Fed up with slow production, poor out of stock management and complaints from customers? We win on all the key service aspects.

    Swap your products and fulfilment over to Bags of Love and make more, with less fuss, and much higher service levels.

     

  • How does it work?

    Bags of Love has been making retail quality on demand products since 2002. All our products are made in-house in one facility, not scattered over fragmented fulfilment centres with different quality standards and wide print variation. Create any of our 450+ products with your designs using our user-friendly mock up generator. Connect your Shopify and Bags of Love accounts so that your customers can order your amazing products. We automatically receive the order details whenever someone buys from you. We then manufacture and fulfil your order. Your customer receives a tracked delivery with your beautiful designs, within days of ordering. Choose white labelling, or add your brand as the only branding your customers  see.


    Currently we only offer store integration and drop-shipping for Shopify. If you use another e-commerce platform, we would love to hear from you; we plan to expand our offering in the near future.

  • Getting Started

    Joining and getting started is simple.

    o Fill out our drop-shipping sign up form

    o Create a Shopify account on the Shopify site, and if you have store there already even better.... you are just moments from getting your designs on sale.

    We will guide you with all the support you need.


  • Creating your Bags of Love Store

    • It’s really easy to create products on the Bags of Love platform. Head to ‘My Stores’ within your account to get started

    • For a full guide on how to create a store and post products for sale, see our store guide

    • Your new store will be set to Private by default. You can connect your store to your Shopify-Account, add products or collections, and manage your store info in private mode. Click the toggle to switch from a private to a public store. Public stores can be seen on our website if you'd like to start selling your products via our site as well.

  • Connecting your Store

    • Head to the Bags of Love dropshipping page by clicking here > Sign up for your Bags of Love dropshipping account.

    • Head to the Shopify website > sign up (if you haven't already) and open the Shopify App Store located in the left hand menu > Search for 'Contrado' and click on the text or icon > click 'Add app' > log in to your Bags of Love dropshipping account via Shopify > Click 'Sync'.

    Please note: Syncing your Bags of Love and Shopify store is only ever necessary once - when you connect both stores for the first time. Now you're connected, it's time to get creating!

  • Can I connect multiple Bags of Love stores to my Shopify account, or vice versa?

    Unfortunately not at this time. We hope to provide this in the future, but for now, it's only one Bags of Love store and one Shopify account at a time. If you have multiple Bags of Love stores, you can link each one to a different Shopify account. But only one Bags of Love store can connect to one Shopify account.

    If you run into an error while connecting your store and Shopify account, it may be for this reason. Make sure you don't have a different Bags of Love store linked to your Shopify account before connecting.

  • How do I manage my products?

    When connecting your Bags of Love and Shopify stores you can choose whether you would like to manage uploading products, prices, and the name and description of your products via Bags of Love or Shopify. If you change your mind you can change the settings any time via the 'My Stores' tab in your account under 'Edit'.

    Publishing products & product updates
    Use the Auto-Publish feature to immediately publish any new Bags of Love products on your Shopify store. This also includes updates made to existing products.

    Product name & description
    Switch the toggle to Bags of Love to automatically use the product name and description on Bags of Love for products in your Shopify store as well. If needed you can still modify the details manually via Shopify.

    Pricing
    If you set pricing to be managed on Bags of Love, the set price you published on Bags of Love will also apply to your Shopify store. This can also still be modified manually via Shopify if necessary.

    Deleting products
    Deleting a product from your Bags of Love Store will also remove it from your Shopify store. On the other hand, if you delete a product from Shopify it will not delete from your Bags of Love store.

    Locations
    Use the Shopify 'Locations' feature to track where your inventory is coming from. To add Bags of Love as a location please use the name 'Contrado Imaging Ltd.' for accuracy.

  • Payments - What You Earn

    We want your relationship with Bags of Love to be profitable and easy.

    It is important that you enter your default billing address when opening a Drop-Shipping account with Bags of Love to ensure that we can process your order smoothly and without issues.

    Simple Example 
    o A customer will place their order for an article on your online store for $35.00

    o You keep 20 – 40% (profit $7 – 14 according to our deal) and send production balance to Bags of Love to make your customer's article in 1 - 3 days

    o Customer receives product 2 – 4 days after production time, on tracked service
     

    How do the payments work?

    • A customer will place their order using your Shopify store. They will make payment directly to you

    • Their order with shipping details will automatically be sent to us and a pre-order will be generated
    • Once you are paid we simultaneously send you an email link so that you can send production payment to us to get the order produced. You can even set up auto-payments via PayPal to streamline this process. You’ll keep the profit your side, only sending us the remaining balance for production.
    • We’ll start production immediately on receipt of funds and ship the order directly to your customer. We will not start production of the order until we have received payment in full. After 48 hours if the production balance is not paid a reminder is issued.
     
    How do I make profit?
    • Customer pays Retail Price + Shipping via Shopify
    • You pay Production Price + Shipping to Bags of Love to initiate production
    • You keep the profit (difference between 
    your retail price our production price)
     
    How much profit will I make? 
    At least 20% scaling to 40% on standard pricing, and even more if you use our custom pricing model. The more you sell the more profit you make. They need to be bought at once to qualify for a discount.

    • 1 - 10 products: 20% profit
    • 11 - 20 products: 25% profit
    • 21 - 50 products: 35% profit

    • 51+ products: 40% profit

    If you use your custom price setting tools on Shopify settings, then your profits increase further. You can set your product to have up to three times our retail price to give maximum uplift to your profits. With the premium price you charge for the product, you keep a greater margin.

    Items such as large furniture and suitcases do not count towards the above tiers, they are discounted at a flat rate due to the cost of shipping. You’ll receive 20% discount on an order of single and multiple items. You can contact us for a full list of these.

  • How Much is Shipping?

    One of our great advantages is that we have tons of experience in packing, shipping, tracking parcels, and returns. With over a million packs sent since 2002 our experience will be your experience.

    The first thing to note is that we are very fast. That translates into great service and fast delivery to your customer. We know this to add value and peace of mind to your service.

    Our shipping prices or not a profit centre, and we either ship at a loss (good news for you!) or pass on the same carrier costs we are charged.

    Set your own shipping rates via the shipping settings in your Shopify account to ensure you can ship worldwide. Create new shipping rates or copy the existing setting(s) to other locations if you prefer.

    We only use premium tracked services to guarantee delivery that provide tracking for you and your customers and pay customs duties to most countries for additional peace of mind. 

    For more details on shipping costs, click here.

    Please note, that when shipping to military addresses (BFPO, BP, or PO among others) the item will be dispatched using Royal Mail, and your customer will need to pay any customs tax/duty charges.

  • Can I Set My Own Prices?

    Yes.

    Set pricing to Bags of Love mode and use our price slider when creating a product to raise price and profit margin. We start you off with a base recommended retail price which works really well, but use our pricing widget to set the price of your product higher where you think you have added value. This is great for earning extra profit if you have a great premium design that your customers are prepared to pay that bit extra for. This works especially well for limited editions and exclusive designs.

  • Price changes

    On rare occasions, we’ll need to increase the price of a product due to circumstances outside our control (ie. inflation, unexpected delivery costs, etc.). Rest assured that if we resort to increasing a product’s price, it’s because we have exhausted all other options.

    Our top priority is providing the best quality product for the most reasonable price. Sometimes we encounter an unexpected situation and need to quickly adapt. This may involve changing couriers, sourcing new materials, or revising the way we make a product. We will try to cover as much of the extra cost as we can, but there might be a slight price rise to compensate for the changes.

    We don’t enjoy increasing product prices and avoid it as much as we possibly can. If you sell our products, we will make every effort to notify you of a price change so your business is not negatively affected.

    For Drop-Shipping Account holders, here are some tips if your store is affected by a price change:

    • If you manage pricing on our site, you don’t need to change anything as the price will automatically be updated in your store. You may want to consider communicating with customers if necessary.

    • If you manage pricing on your drop-shipping store, you will get an email from us with more details about the price change. Please review all of your drop-shipping prices in light of this change to ensure you’re still happy with your profit margins.

    • Increase your product’s price to match ours.

    • Leave your price as is if the change doesn’t impact your margins too much.

    • Split the cost by increasing both the product and delivery cost slightly to lessen the impact (you can do this in your drop-shipping platform’s settings).

    • Add lower-cost products to your store to balance your selection.

    • Add lower-cost options to your product if available.

  • Where Do You Ship To?

    We ship worldwide, including NZ, AUS, Europe, the US and the UK. You can see more about our delivery information here.

  • How Long Does It Take?

    We are fast. We have been doing this since 2002 so have great systems and processes in place to make sure we execute your orders efficiently. We make everything in one facility so this means added efficiency in production timings.

    Most of our wide range of products are made in 1-3 days. That is our production time and indicated in each product page.

    Once the product is made and quality checked, we send on a premium tracked delivery and this takes another 3-5 days.

    The fastest we can get things made and delivered is 5 days, the average is 5-7 days. In rare cases such as remote areas the delivery takes longer.

  • Do You Make In-House?

    Yes we make everything in-house and have no outside 3rd party full-fillers. All our 450+ products are made here in our facility, not scattered over fragmented fulfillment centres with different quality standards, print variation, or disparate service levels. One in-house facility, one focus, one service.


    This allows you speedy coordinated fulfillment to your customers with no compromise on quality. We provide dedicated uniform quality and the same print control across coordinated manufacturing. It also means 1 pack to customer instead of fragmented deliveries. Our in house model provides fast production, centralised Customer Service for better service levels, as well as centralised Out Of Stock management, plus coordinated delivery.

  • Which Ecommerce Platform Can Your Drop-Shipping App Integrate With?

    Currently our interface is only compatible with Shopify, however if you're interested in alternative eCommerce platforms do let us know - we're always looking to expand our offering.

  • Can I Add My Own Logo To My Products, Packaging Or Dispatch Notes?

    Yes, you are able to add a brand name and logo using our branding section. You are also able to add a thank you message using the same link. The majority of our items (especially clothing) have an option within the design interface to add your own label and with any product you can incorporate your logo as part of your design. The only place on your packaging and dispatch notes that would show our information is the return label, to ensure that we meet our carrier requirements.

    Click here to see an example dispatch note.

  • Which Products Do You Drop-Ship?

    We drop-ship all of our products. This gives you access to a huge range of cut & sew clothing for him & her in a range of sizes, shoes, fashion accessories for him & her, kids & babies range, bedding, blankets, cushions, kitchen and dining ware, homeware, home decor, bathroom accessories, stationery, pet accessories, garden & outdoor items, as well as fabrics and leather. If you can find it on our website, you will be able to add it to your drop-shipping account (excluding other artists' designs).

    You can even design hundreds of products at once using our Product Mockup Generator. When adding a product to your store, you’ll find it in the same page where you set prices and write descriptions. Simply click ‘Add’ to generate a product with the same design. Click ‘Review’ to ensure the design meets your expectations, and once you confirm, it’ll be added to your store.

    You can find more information on our product range here:

    • Cut & sew clothing for him & her in a range of sizes including plus sizes: t-shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, trousers, leggings, underwear, sleepwear, loungewear, swimwear, gym wear & more
    • Shoes
    • Fashion accessories for him & her incl. sunglasses, scarves, hats, socks, ties etc
    • Kids & baby range: t-shirt, leggings, blankets, sleeping bag, etc
    • Bedding, blankets & cushions
    • Handbags, purses, wallets, phone cases
    • Kitchen & dining ware incl coasters, plates, place mats, tea towels, mugs & cups
    • Homeware & home decor incl lamps, curtains, blinds
    • Bathroom accessories
    • Stationery including calendars, diaries, organisers
    • Pet accessories
    • Fabrics & leather
    • Garden & outdoor items

  • Do You Manage Out Of Stock Items?

    Yes we do. Any item, size, or other product option that is currently out of stock on our own website will also show as out of stock on your site. Once the product is not out of stock any longer, it will be automatically available for purchase again on your end.

  • How Much Does Your Service Cost?

    It's free. Totally free. We do not charge for the app, we don't charge any subscription costs. The only time you pay us is when your customers place an order with you. You can see more on our pricing here.

  • Which Currencies Does Your Drop-Shipping Support?

    We support all major currencies according to your home location.

    $NZ
    $AUS
    $USD
    $CA
    £GBP
    €Euro
    Yen JP
    SEK
    CNY
    INR

    When you connect your Shopify store, we take your local country and connect the local base currency. We accept all other currencies in transactions for your international orders. So for your listings you just set up in your local currency and then you can transact in all currencies worldwide.

  • I’m Already a Wholesaler. Can I Sign Up For Your Drop-Shipping Service?

    You absolutely can. All you need to do to get started is to sign up using our drop-shipping form. You can find more information on our drop-shipping services and details on how to apply here.

  • What Is The Minimum Order Quantity Or Value For Drop-Shipping?

    There isn't one. We have no minimum order quantities and no minimum order values. This applies across our site, from wholesale orders for yourself to drop-shipping orders for your customers. The more that you order, the lower the price will be, thanks to our exclusive discount scheme (more on that here) but you can order as much or as little as you like.

  • What Are The Recommended Shopify Settings?

    Local currency, charge fair local price for shipping.

    Custom pricing - charge more where you think you have extra value and earn more

  • How Do I Market My Store?

    This is big a question. You need a fair understanding of online promotion, how to write well with keywords and great descriptions of your products. That way some traffic and customers can find you.

    Above all else you need to figure out how to get someone interested enough to visit you, then entice them over the line with an offer and bring them on a journey with your art or designs as part of your community. Offers, good service and great quality products from us will help you achieve this.

  • Legals: Terms, Returns

    • Please take note of our Terms and Conditions 

    • We want you and your customers to be happy with your orders, if you have any questions or if your customer has asked a question you can’t answer, get in touch with our customer service team

    • Once an order is placed, there is little or no opportunity to make changes to the order, please ensure products are as you want them before posting them for sale.

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