Boost Your Product Inventories, Cut Your Costs and Decrease Your Stress This Holiday Shopping Season with Dropshipping
The last thing that any online retailer wants is to run out of a hot item in the middle of the busy holiday shopping season. However, they also do not want to be left with excess inventory at the end of the year, that must then be sold off at a significantly discounted price, possibly at loss, because what they thought would sell was just not so hot this year. For many businesses the solution to this dilemma is a rather simple one – make use of a dropshipping option.
What is Dropshipping?
Not quite sure just how dropshipping works? It’s actually very easy.
- Browse items for sale from your chosen supplier
- Offer the items you choose for sale on your website/blog
- You collect payment and shipping details from your customers
- You place the order with the supplier company using the funds collected
- The supply company ships the item directly to the customer, not to you.
How Dropshipping with KHD Works
In the case of Koehler Home Decor, we do not charge any additional fees for drop shipping to your customers, the shipping rates charged are no different to our regular shipping rates, the ones we would charge if we were shipping straight to you. There is no special or over complicated order process either. When placing an order fill out your address as the billing information and your package recipient’s address as the ship to information. But you won’t simply be ordering and hoping the package reaches your customer. we will email you the appropriate tracking numbers so that you can watch the progress of the package(s) every step of the way. And if you have questions before placing a dropship order you can always contact us and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Dropshipping and the Home Business Owner
As you can see by using a dropshipping option a business does not need to make a financial investment in inventory up front, they only pay for what they have actually already sold. This means that they can offer a wide range of products without the risk of being left with excess inventory. This makes it an ideal option for those who have, or would like to start, an e-commerce business from home.
For those operating a business from their home, storage space is usually, for very obvious reasons, limited. And for those just starting a business often funds are limited and bring stuck with excess inventory is simply something they can’t risk. For them then, dropshipping is the perfect way to create a store with a great – and even very varied – inventory without having to make a big upfront investment in goods that may never sell.
The day to day operations of such a store are, of course, still very much up to the individual entrepreneur. It is up to them to create a functional and engaging website. It is up to them to create the content that will set them apart and draw new customers in and lure repeat customers back. It’s also up to them to provide great customer service. However, by making use of a dropshipping service like the one we offer at KHD they will have far more time and energy to do so, as all the tedious work of packing, labeling and shipping the goods is taken care of for them. And in our case, we even offer help with those other aspects of business, via our weekly Sales and Marketing tips, so don’t forget to keep checking back for the latests tips, tricks and advice!Koehler Home Decor is a wholesaler of home decor accessories and unique gifts. Source quality wholesale merchandise at KoehlerHomeDecor.com and find tips for promoting your business on our blog.