- About the Platform
Outshifter AS is a Norwegian limited liability company founded in 2019. The Outshifter platform and services was officially launched the 9th of May 2020.
The Outshifter platform and services is currently only available for individuals and businesses situated within the European Union, specifically the SEPA zone (The Single Euro Payments Area). All users must thereby have a bank account registered in the EU.
However, sourced products may be sold and shipped to customers worldwide, depending on the supplier’s specifications and legal restrictions.
Outshifter is a product sourcing and sales outsourcing platform.
- Getting Started
1. Build your Network
Click on Network > Search in the sidebar menu.
Here you can find and connect with other users on the Outshifter platform.
By clicking connect on another user profile, a request will be sent to said user. Connected users get access to source each other’s listings and sell them on their own channels.
By clicking on Network > Requests in the sidebar menu, you can mange requests from other users, simply by clicking Accept or Decline.
2. Outsource or Source
Go to “Products” -> “Search” in the menu to find products to source.
Go to “Products” -> “Listings” in the menu to create a listing or to manage your listings.
3. Connect your Channels
Click “Manage” on your dashboard´s Channels section.
Here you can connect your Channels, meaning your account’s on other platforms.
By connecting these channels to your Outshifter account, you can outshift listings you have created yourself or listings you or sourced from other users.
Here are some easy steps to help you start building your Sales Network:
To manage your Account Settings, you must first log in to Outshifter.
Go to your Account Settings by clicking on your Profile in the top right corner of your screen, then click Account.
- Service Fees
1. Outshifter only charges per transaction
For a limited time only, your first 100 transactions are free of charge.
The Service Fee is 4,8% of the value of the transaction plus a 0,18€ flat fee.
The fee is automatically subtracted from the payout from an order (for further details on this see the billing section). The Service Fee is only charged to products and services you list yourself. In other words, the fee is not applied to you if the listing was sourced.
Please keep in mind that your platforms might charge you a fee for using them as a channel (The charge is only applicable to you when a sale is made through your account) In these instances, we will make you aware once you connect a channel to your Outshifter account.
We will always be 100% transparent regarding our fees, however, please familiarize yourself with the fee structure on the channels you allow for product listings to be outshifted to, as they differ from ours.
The Service Fee is automatically subtracted from your payout, so there is nothing you have to do on your end. The billing statement gives you an overview of the monthly transaction total and our Service Fee.
3. Referral Fee
The referral fee is the payout to the user who sourced, outshifted and facilitated a sale from one of your listings. The user receives a referral fee for every successful transaction they facilitate through their channels. The user that owns the listing (supplier) always decides what the referral fee for each of their listings is, when creating it.
The Service Fee is how we charge for using our services. We are determined to keep it as low as we can. However, it is what makes us able to keep the platform running and provide you with payments, shipping integrations, insights and continued innovation. It is and will always be completely free to get started at Outshifter.
1. Import Listings
Import from Shopify
The Outshifter supplier app for Shopify is currently inder development and will be available in Shopify Marketplace soon.
The App will enable brands and suppliers currently using Shopify, to seamlessly import products to Outshifter and automatically sync orders, inventory and other logistics.
Import from WooCommerce
To export products easily from your WooCommerce to Outshifter, you most first install the Outshifter Export plugin:
Install the Plugin
Download the Outshifter Export plugin for WooCommerce, and save it on your computer.
Go to Plugins in your WordPress sidebar menu, click “Upload Plugin” and select the zip file form your computer.
Click “Activate Plugin” and wait until the plugin is successfully installed.
Then, go to your WooCommerce Settings where you will find a new tab called Outshifter. Login with your Outshifter credentials.
Go to Products on your WooCommerce dashboard, mark the items you would like exported to Outshifter.
Press "Bulk Actions", select "Outshifter Sync" from the dropdown menu and click "Apply". Your products are now being imported to Outshifter, it might take a minute.
Finally, log in to Outshifter to complete and publish your listings. Easy, right?
Now you can start using the Outshifter platform to grow your sales. You can always learn more here.
Import from Other
The Outshifter integrations for Magento and BigCommerce are currently under development and will be available soon.
Import from CSV
The Outshifter solution for CSV product import is currently under development and will be available soon.
2. Create Listings
You can create listings manually by following these steps:
From your Outshifter dashboard, go to Products > Listings.
From the Listings page, click Create.
Enter the details for your product, and save them by clicking on the blue Checkmark buttons.
Click Publish, on the top right corner of the page.
If you leave the listing without publishing, it will be saved as a draft.
Below you will find specific details for completing each section of the listing:
Add images to show Sellers and customers across sales channels what the product looks like.
Upload images by clicking on the gray default image.
The best file type for most product images is JPEG. Images can be any size up to 4472 x 4472 px, or 20 megapixels.
The name of your product as you want Sellers to see it on the Outshifter platform.
The price that you're charging the final customer for the product.
The percentage of the Price earned by and transferred to the Seller when a purchase is completed.
The revenue you are left with after the Sales Commission is deducted.
Categorization helps Sellers better filter, search and find your products on the Outshifter platform. A product can have only one main category and one subcategory.
Select a main category for your product from the dropdown menu.
Choose a Subcategory of your main product category from the options available.
(stock keeping unit) - The code that identifies the product within your business. For effective tracking and sales reporting, each SKU needs to be unique.
(ISBN, UPC, GTIN, etc.) - Barcodes are typically used by Sellers. The identifier needs to be a new or existing Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). Some sales channels require a GTIN before a product can be published using the channel.
Total number of units in stock. A minimum quantity of 3 units is required.
3. Multi Edit
4. Update Listings
5. Listing Regulations
6. Verification Process
This section is for brands and suppliers listing products on Outshifter
Sourcing refers to importing product listings from other users in order to outshift them through your own online channels. To source a product listing you must first connect with the user who owns the listing (the supplier). Once connection is granted you can outshift the listing to your own channels and sell directly.
You can source and outshift unlimited amounts of product listings from multiple users simultaneously, there is no limit.
When you make a sale, the commission (referral fee) is automatically transferred to your account and the supplier is instantly notified of the order, customer information, shipping address, etc. The order is shipped (or transferred) directly from the supplier to the customer. You don’t have to do anything.
5. Other Channels
New information coming soon
Subtracts the full Retail price + the additional shipping cost from the Sellers bank account and holds it in escrow.
Automatically forwards the order information to the Supplier.
Sends a confirmation email to the customer on the Seller's behalf: Providing order and fulfilment information, the Suppliers contact details and return policy. Outshifter also provides a unique return ID with link to an online withdrawal form.
Send a shipment confirmation email to the customer.
Notify the Seller that the order has been fulfilled.
Standard Order Flow
1. A customer places an order on the Sellers sales channel for a Supplier's product.
2. Outshifter registers this activity and does three things:
3. The Supplier includes a return label in the package, ships the product to the customer and marks the order as completed. This triggers Outshifter to:
4. Outshifter tracks the shipment and registers the date the customer received the product. Outshifter holds the money in escrow until the 14 day EU return right expires and pays out the revenue share to the Seller and Supplier.