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What Is Drop Shipping?

Dropshipping is a system of transactional retail in which a retailer doesn’t actually own any inventory.  There’s no customer service element or product handling.  Instead, the dropshipper promotes a product and then buys the product from a manufacturer, wholesaler or even another retailer ONLY when a retail purchase is made from them. The purchase is then shipped directly from the manufacturer, wholesaler or other retailer to the dropshipper’s customer, and the dropshipper never actually touches the product that they sold. Dropshipping is a low-cost entry strategy to get started in e-commerce, where the investment is essentially zero.  Dorpshipping is NOT 3rd party fulfillment.

3rd Party Fulfillment

Dropshipping should not be confused with 3rd party fulfillment company companies, like Amazon FBA, ShipBob or others which warehouse, inventory, pick, pack and ship products for traditional online retailers who deal with large amounts of inventory.  3rd party fulfillment centers are used when performing those duties in-house have become too time consuming, or more costly. There are dozens of 3rd party fulfillment companies out there for retailers to choose from. FreightCenter can help arrange shipments for these fulfillment centers. We have the resources necessary to organize transportation for inbound and outbound inventory.

Other Types of Shipping Freightcenter Offers

FreightCenter is best known for our Less-than-Truckload (LTL) freight shipping, Truckload (TL) freight shipping and parcel shipping. FreightCenter has a large network of freight carriers across the nation. By using FreightCenter to book your freight shipments, you’re provided with discounts you can’t get when you go directly to the carrier. FreightCenter customers typically save 25%, 50%, 75% or more compared to what they would have to pay the carrier directly. Not only do you get access to low rates, but you also save time when you use FreightCenter. With just one quote, you get to compare rates, services and transit times from multiple carriers at once. No more wasting time shopping for rates online. Choose which carrier works best for you. Our staff of freight experts handle all the logistics for you. They’ll review your shipment for accuracy, book and schedule it, and even track it for you. They also take care of all the billing, paperwork and claims. Have questions about how we can help out with shipping for your business? Get an instant freight rate quote or give our freight experts a call at 800.716.7608.
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