Doba is what people in the retail industry refer to as a product sourcing marketplace or drop-ship aggregator.
Doba is what people in the retail industry refer to as a product sourcing marketplace or drop-ship aggregator. Our members are online retail merchants and entrepreneurs who buy products at wholesale prices and sell them at retail prices without having to deal with the hassle and expense of storing products, managing inventory, packing and shipping products, and handling returns. Doba members can find wholesale priced products on our website, market and sell those products to their customers, collect payments, and then place an order on our site to have those products shipped directly to their customers. Doba's single interface puts retailers in touch with hundreds of wholesale suppliers featuring a combined product line of more than 1,418,487 quality products.
To complement our growing product catalog, we provide retailers and suppliers with premium services, including advanced tools, resources, and training and education that empower them to maximize sales and profits and manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently.
Tens of thousands small to medium size retail businesses and entrepreneurs use our simplified product sourcing solutions to process millions of dollars of transactions annually. The core components that drive the value we offer to both suppliers and retailers fall into five areas:
Doba's members gain access to 1,418,487 wholesale products from numerous suppliers. Instead of having to register and work with individual suppliers—each of which has its own way of processing orders and keeping records—our members have uniform access to all of our suppliers through a single and simple interface.
For suppliers, Doba offers the ability to increase sales and distribution by tapping into the marketing efforts of tens of thousands of web-based small to medium size retail entrepreneurs. If you are a distributor, manufacturer, wholesaler, or drop shipper, Doba can allow you to gain access to this emerging large distribution and sales channel without the risk and complexities of dealing with small-volume retailers. (For more information about our supplier services, please visit our supplier homepage.)
Retail success often hinges on picking the right products at the right time. Doba provides tools to help retailers research and narrow their product choices. Our advanced search capabilities, data export functionality, and training and education help retailers navigate the many product options available to them.
At Doba, we streamline the process of managing a retail business and selling products by providing a bridge that connects suppliers with merchants and places the burden of inventory, packaging, and shipping on the supplier.
Our Push to Marketplace tool helps retailers make that final link to the end customer. We also partner and integrate with many companies that provide additional tools for:
- Designing and hosting webstores
- Managing auctions
- Processing payments
- Researching products and markets
- Marketing products more effectively
- Building customer trust
- Providing customer support
- Managing a retail business
A key component of how Doba functions is our Order Life Cycle fulfillment engine. That is a fancy name for the software that manages an order from the time a member places the order until the customer ultimately receives the product. During the process, retailers can readily track the order and update their customers in regard to order status. With Doba, the hassles of returns, refunds, and reconciliations are minimized.
Here at Doba, we measure our success by the success of our member retailers, and we are committed to improving their sales volumes and profits. To make our members more effective and profitable retailers, we offer educational materials, including dozens of handcrafted articles and ebooks, multimedia tutorials, online seminars (called Webinars), and a comprehensive user manual detailing everything you need to know about using Doba and more.