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Drop shipping is a technique used by supply chains, manufacturers and wholesalers. To drop ship products is to ship them directly to the consumer. Customers will order products directly from a retailer, in which the retailer contacts the manufacturer or wholesaler to ship the product directly to the customer. The retailer does not need to have the product in stock to drop ship, and instead requests that the product be shipped from the manufacturer or wholesaler to their customers. Retailers who drop ship would then receive a commission.

Ecommerce businesses use drop shipping to send products to their customer directly from the supplier, without the need to have the products in stock. It is typical for ecommerce stores to drop ship items, instead of having a large inventory. This is more cost-effective for eCommerce because a website only needs to list their manufacturers products to then drop ship to customers.

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Drop Shipping
Definition of "Drop Shipping" by Chat GPT: Drop shipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. This means the store doesn't have to handle the product directly, minimizing inventory costs and allowing for a wider selection of products to be offered.
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