Drop shipping is a streamlined form of retail business wherein the seller accepts customer orders but does not keep goods sold in stock. Instead, in a form of supply chain management, it transfers the orders and their shipment details to either the manufacturer, a wholesaler, another retailer, or a fulfillment house, which then ships the goods directly to the customer.
Our ambition is to turn your passion into a profitable online store – regardless of whether you are considering to run it as a side business or if you want to go all in and run it full time. And best of all – no prior e-commerce experienced is needed. We’ve got you covered. Our goal is to offer a complete “business ready drop shipping solution” to our users.
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In the standard retail model (even online) the store needs to keep inventory of the products it is selling, which is both more costly and more risky, as you tie up capital in products you don’t know if or when you will sell. Drop shipping on the other hand allows the store to skip the warehousing issue — when you sell a product, it is directly purchased from a third party manufacturer and shipped directly to the end customer (the actual consumer). As a result, you as a store or brand owner never have to handle or deal with any inventory, in fact with drop shipping you don’t even get to see the product that has been sold!