techstyled - 4:22 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
and will allow you to broker orders more effectively
I would say "will allow you to broker orders"<period>
At the moment, it doesn't seem like you are situated to be able to. Doing as shri suggests would allow you to control your business and direct it where you will. Maybe your dropshipper decides to go out of business, or decides they don't like you, or you decide you don't like them, or you decide you like someone better, or...
My "day job" is for a 35 year old B&M that has been doing web for the last 10 years. Until 5 years ago, we warehoused everything we sold. The majority of new items to inventory over the last 5 years has been dropship items (even though we still have over 300,000 sqft of warehouse space stack to the roof. We'd never dream of integrating with one provider as intimately as you have (if we can help it that is, we do have one we have) because we want/need to be able to direct that business wherever/whenever.
Though I would understand an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude, in this situation it would solve several likely things that can cause it to break, no?