You’ve popped up in the heart of Manhattan. Then load out day comes, and now what? You’ve gotten your press, made bunch of sales, engaged your community, gotten lots of social media love and pretty pictures. So what’s next? Through our partnership with Modalyst, turnkey dropshipping!
Dropshipping is one of the best ways to complement the brick and mortar experience and help you maintain sales when your store is closed. Not only will dropshipping offer you a way to sell off your excess inventory but it will help you widen your customer base by teaming up with e-commerce sites to market your brand. But after an exhausting pop up, who has the energy to start reaching out to e-commerce sites and pitch their collection?
Enter Modalyst. Founded in 2012, this B2B marketplace saw such an increase in dropshipping requests they recently released new technology that allow online stores to easily add brands to their sites. As a brand you can bulk upload your collection and immediately make it available to thousands of online stores. With the Modalyst Shopify app, retailers can add your collection to their store in one click. It’s so easy that more than 90% of Modalyst brands have been picked up by e-commerce sites all over the world. Currently their marketplace consists of close 10,000 stores and nearly 700 brands that are members of the community.
Dropshipping with Modalyst is an effective way to increase your distribution without having to hire a sales team. Similar to a pop up where brands benefit from the established customer base, staff and POS of the retail location, members of Modalyst have access to thousands of retailers and a backend tool to manage and organize all orders. In fact, much of the process is automated so one can easily manage hundreds of retailer relationships, keep buyers updated on new products and stock levels, plus process orders in seconds. For example, when an online order is placed for one of your products, the retailer will pay you directly and you will automatically receive all info needed including the customer’s shipping address.
After effectively capturing your local audience and building customer engagement through your pop up, dropshipping will help create a seasonless selling and marketing opportunity. As part of our partnership, Modalyst is offering WAPU brands a discount on the membership, so mention WAPU in your sign up to learn more! Get started with your free trial on Modalyst here.