What Is ERP - DSers eCommerce Basics


Read the article to learn what is an ERP, what role it plays for your dropshipping business and how it benefits you.

What Is an ERP

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a software platform that is designed to help businesses manage their operations more efficiently. ERP systems typically integrate multiple business functions, such as inventory management, order management, and accounting, into a single platform. This allows businesses to streamline their operations and reduce the amount of manual data entry required.

What Role Does an ERP Play in Dropshipping?

ERP is widely used amongst Chinese manufacturers and suppliers (also called the agency in dropshipping). The ERP representatives are Dianxiaomi, Mabang and ECCANG, etc. In dropshipping, suppliers typically use an ERP system to sync information between warehouses and shipping providers to fulfill orders.

You, as a dropshipper, receive consumer orders and make the same purchase from your suppliers off platforms. Then, your suppliers use the ERP system to manage those orders, ask shipping providers to ship out the goods from warehouses and get tracking numbers and send them to you. 

Though your suppliers streamline the order management using an ERP system, there are still a number of CSV files sent back and force between you and your suppliers.

How Can You Benefit from an ERP?

If you work with dropshipping agencies or suppliers, especially when they use ERPs, like Dianxiaomi and Mabang, DSers can help you automate the entire dropshipping process by integrating with those ERPs directly. This allows you to manage orders and inventory in real-time, without dealing with piles of CSV files. This can also help reduce errors, improve efficiency, and ultimately, improve customer satisfaction. 

When a customer places an order on your Shopify store, DSers automatically syncs the order to your DSers account. Once you confirm and pay the order on DSers, your supplier will receive this order in his/her ERP system. The ERP system then processes the order and ships the product directly to the customer. 

Thus, you and your suppliers will both benefit from the DSers Agency Solution.

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