Start an Online Business Dropshipping Products
Sell straight from suppliers to customers— no warehouse, no problem
What is Dropshipping?
Dropshipping is a method of ecommerce where an online store sells products to consumers, but the merchandise moves directly from the wholesaler to the final consumer without being handled or stored by the retailer. A drop-shipper could be a manufacturer, distributor, or other supplier. Drop shipping is a straightforward business model that requires store owners to work closely with their distributors, ensuring a seamless supply chain and keeping the behind-the-scenes handoffs out of sight from the customer.
This partnership between the retailer and the distributor is what makes dropshipping different from other business models. You don’t have to buy your products upfront or pay for somewhere to store them. You don’t have to manufacture anything yourself. All you need to do is build an online store that sells well and make sure your fulfillment process is running smoothly.
How does dropshipping work?
The most convenient way to sell online
Dropshipping involves selling products through your online store, which are then fulfilled directly by the supplier. No need for packing, shipping, or maintaining inventory — just simple, hands-off sales. Here’s how 3dcart makes dropshipping easier than ever.
The customer places their order in your online store
Your customer shops as normal, placing items in their cart on your 3dcart store. Payment is processed as usual.
Your store forwards the order to a third-party supplier
The customer’s order information is passed to your supplier for fulfillment. You pay the item’s wholesale price, and keep your markup and profits.
The supplier ships the order to the customer
Orders are shipped with your own store’s name, address, and logo on the packing slip and invoice — the customer never knows you’re a dropshipper.
Your store informs the customer that their order has been shipped
The customer receives an email from your online store to let them know their order is on the way. The notification comes from you, not your supplier.
No matter your industry, niche, or supplier, you can build and grow your business with 3dcart.
Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers its customer’s orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.
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