How It Works For Suppliers

Modalyst offers two selling opportunities – Dropshipping & Wholesale.

Each module has a separate marketplace for retailers and order management tool for suppliers, enabling suppliers to clearly organize distribution and retailer relationships in each.

Consignment, buy-back clauses, excess inventory from current and past seasons –
Modalyst empowers brands to sell that on-hand inventory and make higher margins.

STEP 1: Opt-in for Dropshipping
STEP 1: Opt-in for Dropshipping

All items marked for dropshipping appear in our dropshipping marketplace for retailers to source. All contracts terms and commission splits are standardized.

STEP 2:  Retailer Adds Items to Shopify or Inventory List
STEP 2: Retailer Adds Items to Shopify or Inventory List

Brands receives notification when a retailer has indicated interest in a product. All product info including images, descriptions, pricing, and inventory levels are communicated automatically.

STEP 3:  Item Purchased by End-Consumer
STEP 3: Item Purchased by End-Consumer

The retailer has marketed to perfection and customers are purchasing products.

STEP 4: Brand is Notified
STEP 4: Brand is Notified

Brand is notified when a product sells to an end-consumer. Customer details and shipping address are communicated.

STEP 5: Retailer Purchases Item
STEP 5: Retailer Purchases Item

Retailers purchases the products sold, plus shipping fees. Dropshipping margins are 20% higher than traditional Wholesale.

STEP 6: Brand Sends Item
STEP 6: Brand Sends Item

Brands sends products directly to the designated address within the specified lead time.

Sell next season’s products through an open marketplace where retailers discover
the coolest independent brands from around the world.

STEP 1: Upload Products
STEP 1: Upload Products

Easily upload all items, including imagery, descriptions, pricing, lead times, and shipping/return policies

STEP 2: Linesheets are Automatically Populated
STEP 2: Linesheets are Automatically Populated

All items automatically flow into a linesheet, ready to be exported or downloaded when needed.

STEP 3:  Retailer Submits an Order
STEP 3: Retailer Submits an Order

Retailer discovers products, creates an order sheet, and submits the order to the brand.

STEP 4: Order is Adjusted or Accepted
STEP 4: Order is Adjusted or Accepted

All orders are fully adjustable until both parties confirm. Easily add more items, leave notes on the order, and adjust pricing.

STEP 5: Brand Adjusts Shipping Costs / Status
STEP 5: Brand Adjusts Shipping Costs / Status

Once an order is confirmed, the brand inputs shipping costs and adjusts production status until ready for delivery. Retailers pay directly through the platform.

STEP 6: Brand Ships Products
STEP 6: Brand Ships Products

Brands sends products directly to the designated address within the specified lead time.