Friday, August 26, 2022

Wholesale order or retail buy now buttons? How does the TrepStar billing system work?

Let's start with your business.  You sell your own CD/DVD or USB custom products.  You either have your own website and use a shopping cart like Shopify, or perhaps you just marketed your products on Amazon and sold using CreateSpace or Amazon Media on Demand (both of which are now closed).   

In any case, to use TrepStar, you'll need a way to market your product.  By marketing I mean you have your own website or facebook or instagram pages that describe the products you offer.   TrepStar is not a marketplace like Amazon so it's up to you to get customers from your social media pages to your product description pages.

From there, you either have a shopping cart or not.   

Wholesale order method: If you do have a cart already (like Shopify or any of these for example ) you are going to be accepting money from your customer.   In this case, you want TrepStar to receive your order data into what we call our Wholesale order system.  We charge you our low wholesale price to manufacture and ship your CD/DVD or USB product on demand at order time and ship to your customer address.  You can also login to TrepStar, click the order button, and order any product you want to send to any retailer you have.  This is called drop shipping.  Many of our customers "drop ship" dozens or hundreds of items to FBA (fulfillment by Amazon) or any other retailer they may have.   If you don't have retailers, that's OK.  What you are doing is simply getting your individual customer order data into the TrepStar order system when an order occurs from your site shopping cart.  We have ways of automating that process so you don't have to type in each customer name and address.  In this model, you have a shopping cart that collects money from your customer.  You pay TrepStar only after you submit orders to our system.  Order go on hold until you pay TrepStar.  To pay TrepStar, you login, and click our "Pay Bill" button.  You can pay just what you owe, or pay extra to "fund" your account for future orders.  If you expect to spend $100 per week for example, you can pay your bill plus an extra $100 which will mean you only have to pay a bill once per week.  You can pay more if you want to avoid lots of payments.  We prefer large payments to avoid all the transaction charges we incur every time we take an online payment.

Retail order method: If you do NOT have a cart already and don't want to spend the $50 to $100 per month to have a cart, you can use our retail order buy now buttons.   You still need to have your own website where you describe your products to your customers.  Your pages will have our buy now buttons.  From there, the customer clicks on the buy now button which brings them to a purchase page hosted by TrepStar.  The TrepStar retail buy now buttons shopping cart receives the customer order, collects the address info and payment.  TrepStar then produces and ships those products directly to the customer at order time.  We pay you the net proceeds every few weeks.  Please read this over if you would like to consider this method.  We charge a low monthly fee to use our sytem and we only charge that fee if you have sales (unlike every other shopping cart).  We don't even ask for a credit card.  We only get paid if you sell product.   Our cost to you is basically the same as if you used our wholesale system.   You set a retail price and we charge the customer extra for shipping and handling.   There is an example near the bottom of this page cdDVDfulfillment FAQ Help and Search

FAQ Help & Search
We produce your CD/DVD/USB Flash drive at order time.
These "On Demand", "Just in Time", "one off", "short run", CDs or DVDs or USB thumb drive products will be mailed directly to your customers (normally the next business day), in any quantity, and shipped to anywhere in the world with a USPS address.