E-commerce has been around for over two decades now. Originally seen by retailers as a supplemental source of revenues, fulfillment of e-commerce orders used to be a scaled down version of wholesale shipments from retailers’ warehouses or distribution centers.
That’s not the retail narrative anymore.
E-commerce is proving to be a serious challenger to brick and mortar retail and traditional retailers are racing to develop processes that bridge the online-offline fulfillment gap successfully. Drop ship fulfillment has emerged as one of the answers to this retail conundrum. Drop ship fulfillment expands retailers’ online product assortments instantly, offering retailers the chance to offer long tail products that they normally would not have stocked in their warehouses. Today, virtually all major retailer use drop shipping and expect their suppliers to offer it as a part of their core offerings.
In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how large retailers like QVC and Amazon tackle important issues like virtual warehousing, inventory visibility, online order integration and more. Implement learnings from them to take the pain points out of your own drop ship fulfillment program.