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Chapter 6. Finding Merchandise to Sell > Dealing with Drop-Shippers

6.8. Dealing with Drop-Shippers

The second-most-asked question I get wants the lowdown on drop-shippers. A drop-shipper is a business that stocks merchandise and sells it to you (thereseller) — but ships the merchandise directly to your customer.

By using a drop-shipper, you transfer the risks of buying merchandise, shipping it, and storing it to another party. You become a stockless retailer with 11_168424 ch06.qxp 4/1/08 9:10 AM Page 62 no inventory hanging around — which can be an economical, cost-effective way to do business.


  

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