What Is the Application Process for Becoming a Supplier?
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Modalyst is a curated platform. This means that we evaluate all suppliers to see if we are the right fit for each of our businesses - the supplier's business and our network of retailers. Once a supplier is accepted, their products are available for retailers to source and resell.

The application process involves a few steps to get your account set up. We review your products, pricing, overall business ratings. Things that we ask are:

  • When was the brand established?

  • What kind of products are they selling?

  • What is their price point?

  • How many products are they selling?

  • How much inventory do they have of each product?

  • What is their replenishment process and how often are new items added?

  • How do their customers rate their products?

  • Where are they sold - so we understand if a supplier can manage retailer relationships?

To set up a supplier account, follow these steps.

STEP 1: Add Your Products

The first thing that you need to do is add your products to Modalyst.

We have 3 methods to add products:

The most popular method is using our Shopify App for Suppliers. With this process, we can automatically sync your products to Modalyst, including images, descriptions, inventory, and orders. Everything is kept updated in real-time. Learn more about this process here.

For brands with more than 5K items, we suggest that you use our Supplier API. It is fast and easy integrate and our team supports you along the way. This will also keep all products, images, variants, descriptions, pricing, and orders updated in real-time.

The last option is adding products manually 1-by-1. This option is not connected to an inventory management system, so you will need to update it regularly to ensure that pricing and inventory levels are always up-to-date. Orders are also not synced to a system, so when you receive an order, you will need to add the tracking and courier information manually. This will then automatically be communicated to your retailer and their customer.

STEP 2: Set Up Shipping Information

You have full control over your shipping, including which countries and regions you ship to.

We help you get set up with automatic settings, but you can adjust them at any time. It is important to accurately state the processing time, expected shipping time and costs.

You can learn more about setting up your shipping settings here.

STEP 3: Complete Your Business Profile

Your business profile provides Modalyst with essential contact and business information.

It is also where you add the background and story behind your brand, which we then use to entice and educate retailers about you and your products.

Once you have finished these steps, you will be able to submit your account to be reviewed. The Modalyst team takes a deep dive into your business to understand if it is a good fit and helps guide you with any necessary adjustments. Once you are approved, you can start dropshipping products with our large network of retailers.

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