Working with the shop

Because I receive so many enquiries about the clothing and accessories that I wear, I am working on creating a shop space within this website for a small collection of some of the special things that I wear (or would love to wear).

We have come up with three different ways to interact with the shop, which we think should cater for most types of business. We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on these methods.

Below is a brief overview of each of the processes, please contact me to discuss working with the shop.

1. South African suppliers

This method would best suit South African suppliers who would like exposure to a wider audience and would like Deborah Darling to facilitate international shipping on their behalf.

In a nutshell
  • Supplier offers product to DD at a discounted price
  • Product featured in DD shop
  • Client orders product via DD shop
  • Client pays DD standard retail price for product
  • DD places order on supplier and pays supplier agreed discounted price
  • Supplier ships to DD
  • DD fulfils order to client

2. Suppliers with their own online store

This method would work well for suppliers with their own online shops, who are able to issue discount codes and can ship products internationally.

In a nutshell
  • Product featured in DD shop
  • Client links to item in supplier’s online store
  • Client buys product from supplier’s store using DD discount code
  • Supplier company fulfils order to client
  • Supplier company pays commission to DD as per agreement

3. Suppliers with affiliate partnerships

This method would suit suppliers who have agreements with affiliate partners and are able to ship products internationally.

In a nutshell
  • Product featured in DD shop
  • Clients links to supplier’s shop via affiliate link
  • Client buys product from supplier’s shop at standard retail price
  • Supplier company fulfils order to client
  • Affiliate partner pays commission to DD as per agreement

Featured photograph by Anthony Friend Photography