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How Can 3D Printing Businesses Leverage Odoo 17’s New Dropshipping Feature for Efficient Supply Chain Management?

3D Printing has revolutionized the realm of manufacturing, propelling a wave of innovation and bespoke product creation. However, navigating the path from conception to delivery often unveils a labyrinth of logistical hurdles. 

That’s where the prowess of Odoo 17’s new Dropshipping feature galvanizes the 3D printing sector, simplifying the Supply Chain Management (SCM) process. This feature is not merely a tool; it’s a bridge connecting creative sparks to satisfied customers with utmost efficiency. 

As we delve into the nuances of Odoo 17’s Dropshipping feature in this blog, we aim to illustrate how it can be the cornerstone for optimizing the operational flow of 3D printing businesses.

The narrative ahead is not just an exposition but a pathway to unravel how transitioning from traditional SCM models to embracing Odoo 17’s Dropshipping can be a game-changer. 


1) Demystifying Dropshipping
Dropshipping is a retail model where businesses forward customer orders to a supplier, who then ships the products directly to the end customer. Odoo 17 simplifies and automates this model, making it a viable and attractive option for 3D printing enterprises.

2) Operational Efficiency
Automation is at the heart of Odoo 17’s dropshipping feature. By reducing manual intervention, it minimizes errors, accelerates delivery times, and enhances customer satisfaction.

3) Centralization of Information
Staying organized is effortless with all essential order, shipment, and customer data consolidated within Odoo 17. This central hub facilitates seamless communication among your teams, suppliers and customers.


  1. Setting Up Supplier Accounts : Begin by creating supplier accounts for each of your suppliers within Odoo 17.
  2. Product Listings Creation : Create listings for the products you intend to sell, detailing all necessary information.
  3. Configuring Dropshipping Settings : Navigate to the Inventory tab within each product listing and select the Dropshipping option.
  4. Testing the Process : Before going live, test the entire dropshipping process to ensure it operates seamlessly.

Consider a scenario where a customer orders a custom 3D-printed item. 

The order details are automatically shared with your printing partner who prints and ships the item directly to the customer, while you can monitor the entire process within Odoo 17.

A Glimpse into Coding :

Transitioning to Odoo 17 and implementing the dropshipping feature is a breeze with Pragmatic Techsoft. Our seasoned Odoo consultants are adept at guiding you through every step of the process, ensuring a smooth migration and effective implementation.

The Dropshipping feature in Odoo 17 is more than a logistical solution; it’s a conduit for 3D printing businesses to transcend operational hurdles.

With expert guidance from Pragmatic Techsoft, your journey towards streamlined SCM is in capable hands.

Keep a tab on our website and blogs for more in-depth insights on Odoo 17 and how it can steer your business towards a horizon of operational excellence.

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