What is Dropshipping?

Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.

How it Works

When creating a customer order there is an option for dropshipping, choosing this will automatically generate a purchase order with the delivery address set to the customers address when the transaction is processed.


  • EVOPOS Version 2.09.348 or greater
  • Supplier offering dropshipping

Creating a Dropship Order

  1. Enter the item you wish to dropship into the Sales form
  2. Choose the Customer Order option
  3. Tick the option for Dropship/Deliver Direct
  4. Confirm and the item will be added to the transaction
  5. Finalise the transaction by saving as an invoice or sales order
  6. EVOPOS will now create a new purchase order for the supplier to be delivered to the customer
  7. The purchase order will be displayed and you can decide whether to:
    1. Put order on HOLD to order at a later time through Items\Orders
    2. Place order with supplier where you can send order by email or EDI
    3. Place and receive order if exact costs are known
  8. The process is now complete

Receiving a Dropship Order

When you receive the tax invoice from the supplier you can receive the order in EVOPOS to update costs, follow the usual process in Items\Orders to do this.

Multiple Items to Dropship

EVOPOS will check to see if you have a held order for the supplier/customer, if there is EVOPOS will add the customer order to the existing held order, allowing you to then place the order with multiple items.