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 season 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.
The Advantages of Dropshipping
Perhaps the biggest advantage of dropshipping is that it allows businesses to expand their holiday offerings without actually having to increase their investment. If you have never used drop shipping before the concept is very simple:
- You offer the items you want for sale on your website/blog
- You collect the 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.
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.
The other big advantage of dropshipping for holiday sales is a purely practical one. Many small eCommerce businesses are operated out of small offices and finding the space to store inventory can be very hard, so storing even more products for the holiday season is even harder! So is finding the time to pack up the goods, label them, work out the correct postage and then get them all shipped out in time! The solution? Partner with a reputable company that offers free dropshipping services and increase your holiday sales by increasing your inventory offerings.
Dropshipping with Koehler Home Decor
Koehler Home Décor offers dropshipping services, Find out more about our Free Dropshipping Service.