Unify Drop Ship and Marketplace for a Highly Flexible Go-to-Market Model — Don’t Get Stuck in ‘Either-Or’

Retail TouchPoints

As a result, many retailers are seeking to scale up their selection through models like drop ship and marketplace. But while these approaches can help reduce the supply chain costs of stocking and shipping millions of single items, they also have many retailers questioning their roles.

Nordstrom employs drop-ship model in new Fanatics partnership

Retail Dive

Nordstrom says the deal reflects a departure from wholesale. But one analyst says it's more of an evolution, and a sign that department stores still matter


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BJ’s Invests in Drop-Ship Fulfillment Program

Retail TouchPoints

BJ’s Wholesale Club will strengthen support for its drop-ship program with online order fulfillment and delivery accuracy solutions from CommerceHub.

What Is Dropshipping? Pros And Cons Of Drop Shipping For Sellers, Manufacturers, And Customers

Retail Minded

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Drop ship: a new strategic weapon for retailers and brands

Retail Technology Review

Retailers can utilise drop shipping (the shipment of goods from a manufacturer or wholesaler, directly to a customer on behalf of the retailer) as a strategic weapon against short-term shock waves such as COVID-19 and as a means of more permanently extending their digital business.

Can drop shipping level the retail playing field?

Retail Technology Review

Ken Chrisman, division President of Sealed Air, a global leader in packaging solutions and technology, discusses the risks of implementing drop shipping and how to mitigate those while remaining competitive and profitable in the marketplace

What's Your Side Hustle?

LS Retail

Amazon drop shipping leg up in an economy master class side hustle©iStock/ottoblotto From copywriting and consulting to social media management or private-labeling, side hustles give people a leg up in an economy that has had very little growth for the middle class in the last 40 years.

Baby Bunting marks record sales, begins New Zealand foray

Inside Retail

A Baby Bunting Marketplace is expected to launch in the second half of the next financial year which will sell a range of third-party products and first-party drop ship sales.

Office Depot Europe selects CommerceHub to strengthen ecommerce presence

Retail Technology Review

Office Depot Europe, retailer of workspace solutions, has selected CommerceHub, a distributed commerce network specialising in drop-ship technology – to help expand its product assortment and create a more efficient supply chain in the UK and Europe.

Christina Stephens: Meet adaptive fashion’s disruptive duo

Inside Retail

In just two short years, we’ve quadrupled our retail revenue, grown our wholesale and drop-shipping revenue by 300 per cent, and been snapped up by major retailers, including The Iconic,” she enthuses.

Improve Retail Pop-Up Experiences with Technology

Independent Retailer

For brands looking to take it a step further and really offer a personalized shopping experience, drop shipping capabilities can help save a sale when you do not have a certain size or color in stock that a shopper wants.

CommerceHub survey uncovers expanding product range is a top priority for UK retailers

Retail Technology Review

CommerceHub presented key research findings at The Internet Retailing Conference on 10 October 2019 from its survey of 200 online retail decision makers and workers, uncovering their current mindset around using drop ship or marketplace models to cost-effectively expand product range.

Spend, Travel and Worry Less About Your Retail Business Using Alibaba.com

Small Biz Trends

And one of the best ways it makes these products available to small and medium online retailers like you is by offering drop shipping. If discovering products that are easy to have drop shipped has been a challenge, look no further than Alibaba.com. Sponsored Post.

Lands’ End Launches Marketplace With 24 Third-Party Sellers

Retail TouchPoints

The retailer will leverage its website and drop shipping for order fulfillment to create a positive customer experience. “We’re Lands’ End has officially introduced its third-party marketplace, Lands’ End Marketplace.

Inside Mosaic’s pivot from specialty fashion to digital department store

Inside Retail

Keeping costs down with drop-ship. Products are sold and shipped by individual sellers on the marketplace, though the items are seamlessly integrated into Myer’s e-commerce site.

‘Wild ride’: How Temple & Webster tripled its business in two years

Inside Retail

We’re investing to improve our range, adding new sourcing capabilities, drop-shipping capabilities, and we’re still investing heavily in technology,” Coulter said.

Shoe Zone returns to profit

365 Retail

We aim to increase drop ship partners, market places, exclusive products, brands and plan to introduce additional payment and delivery options to enhance customer experience.”. Shoe Zone has swung back to profit for the past year after shuttering loss-making stores.

Christina Stephens: Meet adaptive fashion’s disruptive duo

Inside Retail

In just two short years, we’ve quadrupled our retail revenue, grown our wholesale and drop-shipping revenue by 300 per cent, and been snapped up by major retailers, including The Iconic,” she enthuses.

Michaels Prepares Marketplace Offering to Offer More Than ‘Just Coupons and Discounts’

Retail TouchPoints

The retailer also is currently seeking third-party solution providers in areas including payment processors, order management and shipping and fulfillment. Michaels will launch a marketplace for third-party craft supply sellers, though no debut date has been set.

10 Online Businesses for Sale in May

Small Biz Trends

SaaS – Amazon & eBay Drop Shipping Automation Tool. Manage the backend of eCommerce with this SaaS – Amazon & eBay Drop Shipping Automation Tool.

Starting a Retail Business: The 7 Trends to Tap Into

365 Retail

Drop Shipping. Drop shipping allows retailers to accept orders without having to keep the sold goods in stock. Therefore, drop shipping is beneficial to retailers as it enables them to deliver items to customers almost immediately. .

Nordstrom Issues Supplier Mandate for RFID Tagging

Retail TouchPoints

RFID-ticketed products are not yet required for drop-ship suppliers. Nordstrom has joined other retailers in mandating the application of RFID tags to the products it sells in its stores.

Hush Puppies announces continued growth amidst major UK resurgence

A1 Retail

Celebrating over 60 years of brand history, Hush Puppies continuing success in the UK can be attributed to the addition of 49 new retail partners in 2021, and sustained growth across all sales channels; Bricks (+ 39% YOY), Internet sales (+ 32% YOY) and drop shipping (+30% YOY).

How to ensure your order management system is ready for Christmas

Inside Retail

The capping of incoming flights has put significant pressure on shipping and container costs are escalating up to four times their usual rates. When January comes around go back to preferring the oldest inventory or optimising for shipping time and expense. Secure your shipping.

Meet the women bringing Latin American fashion to the world

Inside Retail

For instance, exploring direct-to-consumer, drop-ship models, not relying heavily on retailers and bricks-and-mortar. From Oscar de la Renta, to Carolina Herrera, to Gabriela Hearst, some of the biggest names in fashion are from Latin America.

Print on Demand Manufacturing for Your Ecommerce Business

Independent Retailer

Print-on-demand manufacturing is a process where goods are produced only when they are needed and in the quantities required, unlike traditional manufacturing which requires large quantities of products to be made and then stored in facilities until they are ready to be shipped.

Giant Eagle works with RangeMe to boost online offerings

Mass Relators

Specifically, the retailer is interested in working with suppliers who have established drop ship direct to consumer capabilities to service the five states Giant Eagle operates (Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia).

Localisation, livestreaming and logistics: How to tap into the Chinese market

Inside Retail

This will include drop-shipping a sufficient supply of your product to China to be warehoused prior to any sales or marketing activity.

The Difference Between Retail Freight And Wholesale Freight

Retail Minded

Supply Chain and Freight Challenges Leading to Shipping Changes. Recently, a study by the Royal Bank of Canada found that 20% of all of the container ships in the world are currently waiting in congested ports. The supply chain crisis has also caused freight shipping rates to skyrocket.

What are the Top Commerce Trends for 2022 and Beyond?

Retail TouchPoints

In this area, we expect to see more growth in marketplaces, the use of dark stores to help solve last-mile challenges and expansion of drop shipping capabilities to help get customers the products they want.

How Retailers Can Make Effective Changes for Better Logistics Operations

Retail TouchPoints

This massive increase put significant strains on the supply chain as well as shipping and delivery. By October that number had only dropped to 66% — a clear indication that people were still very much looking to get their orders as soon as possible.

E-Commerce Best Practices for Emerging Brands


Leigh suggests asking yourself if the product will ship well and if your packaging reads well online. Many emerging brands ask, which is better, getting my product in-store or selling online?

Marks & Spencer’s Turnaround Strategy, Why it’s Working

Indigo 9 Digital

Marks & Spencer has said it started out with third party brands flowing through its distribution network but it is planning to give sellers the flexibility to use a drop ship model where the brand holds onto its inventory and fulfills the order itself. “M&S’s

How can online brands succeed?

365 Retail

A clear trend is in the shift from traditional warehouse fulfilment models, as well as the re-modelling of supply chains to third-party logistics and the use of drop-shipping.

Retail Insider Transforming Awards – the Most Promising Newcomer category

Retail Insider

Also in the mix was Entrupy, a tech-driven way of authenticating luxury goods which prevents fraud by taking a microscopic image and comparing it to a database of millions of images with a 99% accuracy rate and the drop-shipping platform Avasam. Enter your company for free today!

How to Prepare for a Recession

Small Biz Trends

Look towards technology to give you that additional edge such as opening an online store and drop shipping. Usually, when a recession hits, home prices drop opening up opportunities to invest in properties.

30 Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms

Small Biz Trends

Manage your own inventory from home or use a fulfillment or drop shipping service to simplify operations. Staying at home with kids is a full-time job on its own. But many moms also want to make extra money online or with a home-based business idea.

Guest Post: 5 Consumer Trends Small Business Owners Should Be Aware Of

Shep Hyken

Free and fast shipping is the standard. A whopping 8 in 10 customers admit that free shipping makes them more likely to purchase from brands. While it’s not feasible to compete with big-box retailers, you’ll need to at least offer a threshold for customers to receive free shipping. .

10 Online Business for Sale in June

Small Biz Trends

As a drop-shipping operation, this Home Decor Ecommerce Business ships 98% of its orders directly from the supplier. The economy being what it is, having multiple streams of revenue is a great way to deal with the record-high inflation.

How to Launch a Marketplace to be the Disruptor, not the Disrupted

Retail TouchPoints

Level 1 — 1st Party Ecommerce: At this level, the site operator sources products, negotiates purchase contracts, merchandises, carries the inventory (physically and financially), determines pricing, ships products and handles the logistics and returns on its own.

How To Sell Your Product To Target

Retail Bound

Beyond electronic transfers, you should also consider joining Target’s drop-shipping program. Are you a small product brand who’s trying to figure out how to sell to Target? If so, you’re not alone. Target is a huge retailer, which is why thousands of brands attempt to get their products in the company’s stores every year. In the end, only a handful of vendors will cross the finish line and be placed on Target’s shelves.

4 Top Inventory Management Techniques and Best Practices


Utilize drop shipments to avoid excess inventory on hand – Drop-shipping products allow you transfer customer orders directly to the manufacturer. Do you know how to manage your inventory as effectively as possible? Do you have enough stock on hand?

Your Full Guide on Partnering With a Subscription Retailer, Part 2


When you offer to drop ship products, you warehouse the products so the subscription box company doesn’t have to purchase inventory until you ship the orders. Looking for a shipping partner to help set up your drop-ship capabilities?