Multiple Routes Between Stores and Warehouses

In addition to automating order fulfillment between a single store and warehouse, DropStream can connect multiple stores to a warehouse, or a single store to multiple warehouses.

The following connection relationships can be created in DropStream.

One-to-one

In a one-to-one relationship, a single store is connected to a single warehouse. Orders placed at the store are routed to that warehouse.

One-to-one diagram

The store, merchant, and warehouse are grouped in a single connection, that can be accessed in Dashboard > Connections.

One-to-one DropStream connection

Add a connection in DropStream.

Many-to-one

In a many-to-one relationship, multiple stores are connected to a single warehouse. Each store may have a different platform (Shopify, BigCommerce, Amazon Marketplace, etc). Orders placed at any of these stores are routed to the same warehouse.

Many-to-one diagram

One connection exists for each store in the relationship. The merchant and warehouse in each connection is the same.

Many-to-one relationship in DropStream connections

Note: DropStream is priced per store. The above example requires three (3) billable stores.

One-to-many

Although uncommon, a single store can be routed to multiple warehouses in a one-to-many relationship, in which multiple stores are created for the same platform using identical credentials. For example, a merchant may have multiple brands, each with its own connection parameters.

One-to-many diagram

These stores can be routed to separate warehouses in separate connections, with the appropriate routing rules configured.

One-to-many relationship in DropStream connections

Note: DropStream is priced per store. The above example requires two (2) billable stores.

To inquire about creating a one-to-many configuration, email DropStream support at support@getdropstream.com.

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