Wayfair is an American e-commerce company that sells mainly home goods. The company was founded in 2002 and now sells many home furnishings and décor items. The company has multiple warehouses throughout the United States, as well as targeted sites on several countries.
DSM Tool integrated in its platform wayfair.com , wayfair.co.uk and wayfair.de as suppliers.
DSM Tool recommendations for working with Wayfair as a supplier
- Monitor settings -
It is important to learn the shipping methods every supplier provides in order to plan your workflow and adjust your shipping policy accordingly.
Wayfair offers FREE Shipping over $49 and $4.99 flat-rate shipping for orders under $49. For UK it's flat rate of £4.99 for orders under 49$, and for Germany it's €3.95 for under €30.
Under Wayfair in the monitor settings tab you will find the option to automatically add a flat shipping rate to the price for items under the minimum order price monitor settings.
- Lister settings -
To set a default location for your items, simply type in the location within the dedicated text-box in your DSM Tool Lister settings tab.
Unfortunately, there is no way to know from which fulfillment center the products will be shipped. Yet, we've gathered some of Wayfair distribution centers locations so you could choose the most relevant locations for your store:
Note: If the location was not modified, it will be set by default -US : Phoenix, AZ.
UK : Northampton, United Kingdom
Germany: Siriusstrasse 3, Halle an der Saale
The break-even percentage are available to modify in your DSM Tool Lister settings tab.
It is important to set the right break-even settings when working with any supplier, Wayfair included. The right percentage to be set depended on multiple variables:
1. Marketplace fee: If you're selling on eBay, the average final value fee for a sale is 9-10% varies on the seller location.
2. Payment processing fee: should also be taken in consideration, Paypal fees or any other payment processing fees you might be charged for.
For example- if you are accepting Paypal as the main payment processor you should consider both your % based transaction fee which is different between each seller (normally 2.9%-4.4%) and don't forget to take in a count the fixed transaction fee (usually $0.3 for US sellers, £0.2 for UK sellers and €0.35 for Germany, yet it is recommended to check your fees according to where you are selling at and where is your Paypal account registered).
Fixed transaction fees are not available via the DSM Tool settings, therefore it is recommended to add them as an estimation according to the price range of the items you are selling. For example, if most of the items you are selling from Wayfair are around $100 sell price, you should add 0.3% to represent a $0.3 fee.
2. Tax exemption: Are you local citizen in the country you are selling in or an international seller? For Wayfair.com which is located only in the U.S therefore if you are an American citizen you might want to consider taking a tax consultation to check the ability to get the tax exempted which will lower your purchase price
3. Discounts and gift cards: Are you using discounted gift card, cash-back credit card or a cash-back service when purchasing from Wayfair? If so, you might wish to take that into account as well when choosing the right break even percentage.
Shipping and Return policies:
Since Wayfair.com items are shipped within the United states and they often use standard shipping methods, shipping service must be set accordingly.
In the example below we set for a U.S eBay store a free standard shipping of 1 to 5 days.
If your account is in the UK or Germany, make sure to set the shipping policy accordingly using services which deliver from UK or Germany domestically.
Click here to learn more how to edit eBay business policies
As Wayfair states in their return policy - If an item isn’t the perfect match, return it for a refund within 30 days of delivery in the original condition and packaging.
Click here to see the excluded list and learn more about Wayfair return policy.
In the example below, we set in an eBay U.S store domestic free returns payed by the seller up to 30 days after product arrival.
- Business policies templates -
Every supplier offers different shipping duration, handling time, returns policies and payment methods.
This is why in DSM Tool we allow you to notify your buyers with your shipping, payments and return policies via your item description (using the DSM Tool tempaltes).
Click here to learn more how to use Business policies templates.
Note: If not modified, the business policies templates default text will be set to use in Wayfair items as well.
- Using DSM Auto paste in Wayfair-
To easily list from Wayfair, install our DSM Auto paste chrome extension.
You’ll find the extension “List to dsm” button under the “Add to cart” button.
To list in bulk using DSM Auto paste, in the search results, click on the plus “+” button:
Or to select Copy All ASINS button at the top right of the search results:
Auto paste feature can also be used when copying the buyer's address upon fulfilling orders. Add the listing to cart then click "Proceed to checkout" button:
on the next page, you will find the "Auto-Paste Client Address" button
then the address fields will be auto filled with your buyer's shipping address: