what is drop shipping?

HI there every1!

can any 1 give me some details about drop shipping? what it is and how it works?? and also give some good links to start it and how to start....

thanx

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  • Flyby
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Drop shipping usually refers to a company selling a product and having it shipped from the manufacturer or distributor directly to the end user or customer. It saves a step and the cost of warehousing. For instance, lets say that Mary orders a scarf from Apex Marketing. Apex doesn't keep any inventory. They place an order with Rocky's Scarf Company. Instead of Rocky's sending the product to Apex they ship directly to Mary. Often the label states that it is coming direct from the seller (Apex). Mary has no idea that the scarf actually was shipped from Rocky's.

  • 1 decade ago

    Within the drop shipping realm, you have two different types.

    1) the drop shipping company that sells standardized items. They drop the same items for thousands of people. The people market them, get sales, and the drop shipping company handles the packaging and shipping direct to the customer for them. Options include doba,

    2) The drop shipping company that sells specialized items. They take designs that you create and apply them to standard items. You still market and get sales. They print or create your specific item after you have a sale and ship it direct to the customer for you. Options include: cafepress, knickknacks4less,

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. As in all retail businesses, the retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price.

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