drop shipping

Definition

The shipping of merchandise from a supplier directly to a retail store's customer, to minimize inventory and administrative costs.

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There would be some drop shipping going on that day, which was good cause it avoided all the unnecessary stops.

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Our company had been pleasantly surprised by just how much we had managed to save when we adopted a drop shipping model.

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The practice of drop shipping to private and commercial customers has enabled both large and small companies to benefit from not having to maintain warehouses and staff to store inventory, which in turn provides them with positive cash flows, as the responsibility to store inventory, package and ship items falls to a 3rd party, which is often times unknown to the end customer.

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