It's no secret that recent events have shaken the retail world and forced us all to reassess the way we operate on a daily basis. Being online now is crucial to retail survival and the more traditional bricks and mortar stores are becoming more difficult to maintain.
At Charlie Stone we are always trying to look ahead and adapt the way we work to thrive in a digital world, and we believe part of the future is in drop shipping.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker
WHAT IS DROP SHIPPING?
Drop shipping is business model which involves your customer, you (the store) and us (the supplier).
WHY DROP SHIPPING?
The biggest benefit of drop shipping is the fact that we hold the stock for you, meaning zero stock risk on your end.
|Zero stock risk||You are reliant on our stock levels|
|Offer more to your customers||Lower margin (drop ship pricing is higher than wholesale pricing)|
|Less effort since we do the shipping|
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The key thing to set up is the way we receive orders from you. We can do that via 2 ways:
- via Modalyst, a drop shipping partner app with Shopify/Wix/BigCommerce which semi-automates the process for both of us
- via a privately shared Google Sheet file that we can use to communicate new orders and tracking information together
Once that is established, we will provide all of the product information and photos for you to create the product in your ecommerce website. Alternatively if you use Modalyst, this will all be semi-automated.
Set up is free, all you need to pay is the drop shipping price for each item you sell. Drop shipping prices are easy to calculate: 60% of the MSRP + $10 USD for shipping.
INTERESTED IN TRYING DROP SHIPPING WITH US?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take it from there!