Infographic: Dropship 101 - What You Need to Know About Dropship Integration

September 26, 2017 Peter Edlund

If you work in retail, you deal with constant changes in customer expectations. Today's consumer has been conditioned to demand same-day shipping, the ability to pick up at a local store and the option of returning that item back to your warehouse or to a store in a different geographical location. 

To keep up with the rapidly evolving consumer demand, many retailers are demanding that their suppliers fulfill e-commerce orders directly to the consumer - a direct-to-consumer fulfillment model commonly known as "dropship". 

Dropship By The Numbers 

Retail e-commerce is a $220 billion dollar market and is expected to grow by as much as 17 percent each year.

If you're a retailer, you will ultimately be judged for how accurately and timely a dropship vendor handles a transaction. Your reputation and your connection with customers are on the line with every transaction.

If you're a supplier or manufacturer, you'll need to comply with the evolving dropship requirements of your customers.

If you sell online, you know that a picture is worth a thousand words. So we've encapsulated the process and benefits of retail dropship in the following infographic:

 

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About the Author

Peter Edlund

Founding member and executive at Dicentral, a global B2B integration company with over 20 years of solving complex supply chain integration problems. I am passionate about helping people in the retail, automotive and healthcare industries achieve revenue growth through a better understanding of the world of connected commerce. Frequently published, sought after speaker and host of “The Connected Show”, a video blog that connects our viewers to the people and news that influence today’s integrated supply chains.

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