It’s a simple concept...dropshipping means that you build your website and sell products that you will never need to store, purchase in bulk to get discounts and box up to ship to your customers nor deal with any returns. Every time your website gets an order, the notification is sent straight to your third part supplier and the send out the product and bill you at a price that you have been able to mark up and make a profit on...
If you can find a supplier who is able to handle your fullfilment then all you need to do is concentrate on maximising the effectiveness of your website to reach your prospective audience and convince them to purchase your products. You basically become a marketing company, divesting all the production and fullfilment to third parties, just focusing promoting your products and managing your brand. You can do this from a beach in Thailand!!!!
One of the issues you will need to face when dealing with garment decorators is the price they will need to charge for producing low volume orders on demand.
is that it is not a quick process to decorate garments, there is a varying degree of ‘setup’ time required before you can even get a garment on the ‘press’.
This time has to get factored into the production costs and passed onto you as part of the unit price.
This means low volume, made on demand, drop shipping arrangements do not offer a great unit price and you may struggle to make a margin.
If your designs can be digitally printed then Shirtworks may be able to offer you a 3 day turnaround on single items produced and shipped directly to your customers.
Alternatively we have a ‘STOCK FULLFILLMENT’ option.