E-COMMERCE AND DROPSHIPPING: IDEAS TAKE SHAPE CHEAPER AND FASTER.
Let’s start immediately with Wikipedia’s definition of dropshipping: dropshipping means a sales model whereby the seller sells a product to an end user without possessing it materially in its warehouse.
Once the sale has been made, the seller sends the order to the supplier, in this case called the “dropshipper”, who sends the product directly to the end user.
In this way, the seller is concerned exclusively with advertising the products without the related tasks of packaging and shipping, which are instead the responsibility of the supplier.
From this definition, it is easy to understand the message: today it is possible to start up online sales by focusing exclusively on the core activity (selling products), concentrating the budget on designing a functional and efficient sales platform, and allocating a share of these savings to all the advertising needed to give visibility to your online store.
Another fundamental aspect to take into account is the external logistics, warehouse management service and shipments completely borne by your supplier.
The only real disadvantage in this process is not having absolute control over the products you decide to sell by type and stock.
Another viable solution is to purchase the products directly from the manufacturer or distributor and rely directly on outsourced logistics to manage all warehouse activities and shipments on your behalf at flexible costs (related proportionally to sales). In this case, the advantage lies in having greater control over the goods displayed by quantity and type.
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