Drop Ship 101: The Benefits of Drop Ship for Retailers

By
Phil Kenney
August 17, 2020 -
Drop shipping is a business model where a merchant, such as an eCommerce or brick-and-mortar retailer, sells products to consumers, but the product manufacturer or distributor is responsible for fulfillment. When a customer places an order on the...

Ron’s Thoughts: Drop Shipping in Uncertain Times

By
Ron Sellers
April 6, 2020 -
Like many of you, I’m writing this from my home office, so let me start by saying that if you are home, I hope you’re safe and healthy. And if you can’t stay home, know that we are all grateful for whatever you’re doing to support your community. In...

The 5 Essential Elements of Successful Drop Shipping

By
Haitham Ghadiry
February 6, 2020 -
Drop shipping has been an important part of multichannel commerce since the mail-order catalogs of the 1950s. But with the advent and subsequent explosion of Amazon and other “etailers”, modern drop shipping has grown into a global market worth over...

Ron's Thoughts: Smaller Store-footprints Demand More Technology

By
Ron Sellers
October 16, 2019 -
In a recent blog post, Clint Engel, Senior Retail Editor of Furniture Today, highlighted the trend of furniture stores opening smaller locations and incorporating technology with the in-store buying experience. From augmented reality to touchscreen stations, retailers are betting on these amenities to reduce sales lost to online retailers while maximizing options for buyers.