Marketplace

Scale your dropshipping business

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fabric Marketplace is a smarter way to grow your product assortment quickly and easily.

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Overview

Why fabric Marketplace?

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Experienced
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Get professional advice from our in-house team of experienced commerce operators.

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Rapid
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Start selling new categories in just a few weeks with pre-built connectors to major e-commerce application.

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Simplify your dropshipping operations with our powerful, out-of-the-box capabilities and a modular technology architecture.

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Benefits for consumers

One cart. Unlimited products.

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Expanded selection

Provide customers the option to buy from a selection of unlimited products from leading brands.

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Faster delivery times

Skip the long waiting periods and get products in the hands of your customers faster.

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Extended aisles

When products are always in stock, customers can shop freely, and you become the go-to destination for their needs.

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Connect

Connect

Integrate Marketplace to your tech stack with help from our customer success team. Invite suppliers to connect via a self-service or high-touch onboarding experience.

Transact

Transact

Review supplier assortment, trade product proposals, and add new items to your website.

Grow

Grow

Review business performance, add more brands and products, or work with our experts to optimize your business.

Easily connect with any digital commerce application

Deliver a seamless customer experience from day one.

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Brooklinen Michela Vinton Michela Vinton Buyer

Customer testimonials

fabric Marketplace has enabled Brooklinen.com to offer our customers the ability to furnish the whole room and not just the bedding, with no additional inventory risk. It’s a win-win for Brooklinen and our customers.
Motherhood Maternity Sara Riley Sara Riley Sr. Director of Marketplace

Customer testimonial

The fabric team has a breadth of experience operating marketplaces, and have collaborated with the team on brand and merchandising strategies, which resulted in $200K in incremental revenue in the first 6 months.
A Pea in the Pod Erin Downing Erin Downing AVP of Merchandising

Customer testimonial

fabric Marketplace enabled A Pea in the Pod to compliment our assortment and capture the entire lifecycle of our customer. By working with fabric we were able to free up dollars to invest back into our own product lines.

FAQ

  • What is fabric Marketplace?

    fabric Marketplace is a Commerce as a Service (CaaS) solution that enables retailers and suppliers to connect, creating additional streams of revenue for both parties. For retailers, fabric Marketplace is an all-inclusive solution for seamless product assortment expansion via a network of dropship-capable suppliers. For suppliers, fabric Marketplace offers a rapid and friction-free expansion of digital selling channels. fabric Marketplace provides all the technology necessary to drive incremental revenue streams, ensure best-in-class customer experiences, and integrate into any e-commerce stack.

  • What is dropshipping?

    Dropshipping is when a retailer fulfills orders via a third-party supplier who ships products directly to the customer on their behalf. The retailer does not hold inventory of this product and typically the customer is unaware that their product was sourced differently than traditional inventory.

  • Who is fabric Marketplace for?

    fabric Marketplace is an effective way to grow revenue for any business that sells a product. Most companies leverage dropship inventory to complement a traditional e-commerce model, but many companies have grown $100M+ businesses in under 15 months solely through dropship inventory.

  • What are the benefits of dropshipping?

    Dropshipping enables a retailer to grow its revenue through low-risk and low-cost inventory. The time to market for dropship inventory is considerably faster than traditional inventory, which means greater flexibility and time-to-market. Dropshipping products can also be strategically leveraged for heavy and bulky products, reducing supply chain costs and resources. Retailers can expand their product assortment without the upfront investment of manufacturing and massive product orders.

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Benefits

fabric Marketplace is for retailers

Rapidly launch, operate, and scale curated assortments from an unlimited number of dropship suppliers.

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Increase selection

Build a network of high-quality suppliers so your customers have more variety and keep coming back to your store.

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Respond faster to change

Experiment with new product categories before you invest in inventory. Scale up or down as your customers demand.

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Reduce operational burden

Skip the inventory overhead and logistics hurdles and focus on what you do best—selling.

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Vendor connections

Add new vendors to your store and scale your dropship program.

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Vendor onboarding

Onboarding new vendors is simple. Invite vendors to your store, connect the systems, and get ready to build catalogs — all with a convenient dashboard.

  • Send branded supplier invitations
  • Accelerate with the help of a dedicated vendor onboarding specialist
  • Track progress
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Vendor management

Monitor and track the performance of vendors by the number of orders, ship speed, and incidents.

Catalog management

Eliminate redundant work and introduce limitless, best quality products to your customers faster.

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Products listing

Quickly onboard new products, maintain data quality, and manage listings delivering a seamless shopping experience on your storefront.

Connect vendor catalog

Easily sync vendor catalog with your store catalog—no technical skills needed. fabric Marketplace integrates with any e-commerce platform.

Maintain high-quality product data

An attribute validation engine controls the quality and completeness of the incoming data based on your templates and rules.

Curate assortments

Review and approve vendor proposals on products and pricing, and take control of the assortment of products you sell in your store. Plus, respond quickly to the changes in customer needs.

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Virtual Inventory

Get a real-time view of supplier inventory, so you never run out of stock or oversell again.

View live inventory

See inventory positions by SKU and by vendor on an inventory dashboard.

Automate inventory updates

Connect vendor inventory through EDI (846), flat files, or Shopify.

Get inventory event notifications

Configure real-time notifications for critical events (out-of-stock, discontinued SKU, etc.) and daily digest for out-of-compliance items.

Merchant operations

Launch and manage your dropship program at scale.

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  • Export customer orders or purchase orders to vendors
  • Monitor your complete order lifecycle
  • Support personalization with custom order attributes and packing slips
  • Send shipment notifications and tracking numbers to customers

Analytics & reporting

Get more out of your dropshipping business with actionable insights.

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  • Sales reporting: Get complete visibility into your business growth. Identify your top products and vendors.
  • Compliance reporting: Regularly monitor the performance of your vendors against your set standards.
  • Financial reporting: Keep close tabs on your payables and receivables to manage your costs efficiently.

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How dropshipping works

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Your customer orders online from your store

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Your store forwards the order to your vendor

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Your vendor picks and packs your customer’s order

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Your vendor ships the order directly to your customer

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Benefits

fabric Marketplace is for vendors

Expand your reach, maximize your brand and grow your business with fabric Marketplace.

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Build meaningful connections

Let us help you find the right partners for your brand and products. Already have retail partners? Refer them to fabric!

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Rapidly sell and grow

fabric Marketplace integrates seamlessly with most e-commerce platforms including Shopify, allowing product, inventory, and order sync.

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Discover new audiences

Expand your brand’s reach by making it available to new customers.

Three easy steps to start selling on fabric Marketplace

Connect seamlessly with merchants and instantly offer the best products to new customers through a vendor dashboard.

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Step 1

Upload products

Follow a few simple steps to connect and import products to fabric Marketplace.

  • Dedicated onboarding specialist
  • Connections to merchant systems via EDI, Web Portal, APIs, Shopify, and ShipStation.
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Publish products

Submit select products and inventory for the retailer storefront and maintain control of what you sell.

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Start selling

Start accepting and fulfilling orders from the merchant.

  • Send order acknowledgment
  • Service order change request
  • Print shipping labels
  • Receive notifications of out-of-compliance items
  • Submit invoices
  • Share estimated availability dates for out-of-stock items

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Services

Expert guidance at every step along the journey

We’re a team of e-commerce professionals who have been in your shoes before and are ready to partner with you from concept to execution.

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Dropshipping strategy

Our team of experienced merchandisers can help you identify assortment opportunities and set goals and success measures for your dropship program.

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Sourcing services

Sign up with fabric Marketplace and get expert help in finding the right products and the right partners for your strategic growth.

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High-touch onboarding

Our proven onboarding process saves you time to onboard new vendors letting your focus on core business.

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Technical support

Our customer support team is skilled at resolving customer issues, recommending solutions, and guiding you through the features and capabilities of the fabric Marketplace Platform.

Our team

With more than 30 years of combined experience in retail and e-commerce, our team is prepared to provide you with the strategic and hands-on support you need.

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Our approach to onboarding

We’ll show you how to connect with vendors, get products listed, and give you the tools and resources to succeed.

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Save time and resources

fabric provides documentation and hands-on training to your vendors so that you don’t have to.

Optimize your sales

fabric collects, validates, and reviews your vendor’s product data against rigorous product data requirements and validation tools to get you (and your customers) what you need.

Scale with confidence

fabric manages testing and connections for vendors so you can focus on growing your business.

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