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General Discussion / Re: Few questions about drop shipping
« on: June 06, 2015, 10:45:44 PM »
I don't know a lot about it myself, but if it works it makes my life a lot easier than adding products manually,
But I don't mind that either, as that process is pretty fast in abente, I did 8 new products in like 25 mins last nite for tester.

Anyway, the api I was looking at is at china vasion if you care to have a look at it, they have an faq section about it but
I don't see much i the lines of documentation or a guide how to implement it. It does say it automates the process of adding
products to your site but I don't know if it does exactly that or whatever, maybe one of you might have a look and know more.

That's just one API example.

I think I'll stick with Paypal standard for now as a payment module because it uses the info the customer put on your site.
Although I like the idea of having that Paypal express checkout, but I'd just have to be sure my Paypal account only accepts
payments from verified Paypal accounts right? then the user could log in to Paypal instead of filling in personals on my site right?

With Paypal express checkout, it basically uses the shipping info on file in the user's paypal account, when they shop on my site.

So I'm doin alright on the payment setup, have two options.

I guess my next step, other than trying to customize abente, is find good prizes from dropshippers in Europe.
I've been searching a few forums like that esource looks like a goo directory but you have to subscribe to see full listings.

Right now all i have enabled is that weight based shipping, I'm still trying to figure out what's the best way to set up rates.
That seems to be the more complicated stuff for me.

General Discussion / Few questions about drop shipping
« on: June 05, 2015, 08:16:27 PM »

Just looking for a bit of advice here to help speed things up, there's a few things I don't fully understand yet.

I don't know whether to set the products up by weights or what yet.

I'm working on a project where some of the site's products are drop-shipped, maybe from different companies.
Also some of them use different carriers, dhl, ups, ems, fedex, air mail etc. should I enable all of those modules?

I see in each shipping module, example: default_ups, there's an access key, username, password.
I don't have an account with any of these carriers, do I need to sign up to each and get this info?
What does it do exactly, does it auto update rates based of product weight or what? I don't understand.

The store uses Paypal, should I enable/configure both modules: Paypal Express Checkout and Paypal standards?

I have loads of thoughts, like I know a few companies offer their own api to connect your store to their's,
And automatically list their products on your site, is that what the API section is for under settings?

One example of a company offering API is china vasion, could I easily integrate their API for example?

Customization help / Re: Is Misc Location A Private Note?
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:24:59 PM »
Thanks I'm going to get stuck in and read in more detail,
I don't understand fully the shipping setup yet.

Customization help / Is Misc Location A Private Note?
« on: June 05, 2015, 10:10:58 AM »

Is Misc Location shown in the front end or is it like a private note in the back end?
Like if I have a drop shipped product could I use Misc Location so I'd know where
that product comes from, without showing it to the customer in the front end?


Customization help / Menu - Submenu Items
« on: June 04, 2015, 07:16:58 AM »

I removed the submenu items from the home link.
But it still have an empty sub menu drop down.
How do I remove it? I want the home button to be just a home link


Customization help / Can I Add DHL As A Shipping Option?
« on: June 04, 2015, 05:08:00 AM »

I don't see any shipping option for DHL in extensions.
Most of the companies I'm connecting with use DHL for delivery.

How can I add it?


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