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What Does Drop Ship Mean? The Impact of ‘Dropshipping’ on eCommerce in 2017

Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2017 11:54:09 AM

Throughout the years, the different styles of marketing and selling have evolved. From door to door sales to visiting retail stores and spending hours at the mall. The growth of selling products has shifted once again and is now making a change in e-commerce. Online businesses have boomed over the past several years. However, the stress of holding an inventory, packaging, and shipping are now a thing of the past.
What is the new trend?

Dropshipping
Now let’s expand more on that new term and what it means to your business. Instead of investing in a bunch of inventory, stocking it, packaging, and shipping it when an order comes in, dropshipping takes this out of the equation. People are now selling products that are housed by big manufacturers or wholesale stores. The number one reason why this is now a trend is because people won’t have to invest and tie up money in inventory. People will instead purchase products from the manufacturer or wholesaler when customers place the order. Dropshipping also allows people to expand the types of products available to customers. That means a bigger inventory and varied options for customers.


Another advantage of dropshipping is having more free time to focus on marketing and other aspects of your online business. This new method of business gives people the opportunity to unite the gap between suppliers and e-commerce store owners. In a regular business, people might invest $15,000 in inventory they aren’t sure if they will sell. With dropshipping, the profit margin might be lower but you don’t have to invest until a customer purchases a product. Not having to worry about purchasing a varied inventory, storing, shipping a package is the new twist that dropshipping is adding to e-commerce and online businesses around the world.

Topics: eCommerce, Shipping