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EP 21 – Drop Shipping – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Martin Ronfort and Michael Waitze

Sep 27, 2021

The team at eCommerce UnderCover wanted to dive deeper into what dropshipping really is. Simply speaking, dropshipping is a method of retail fulfillment in which the seller does not maintain his or her own stock.

Some of the topics we discussed included:

  • What is dropshipping and why is it so prevalent?
  • Inventory management can be a real challenge for eCommerce sellers
  • How the supply chain actually works for sellers that employ drop shipping
  • What types of companies are involved and what role do they play
  • How dropshipping has evolved and become much more efficient
  • The role of payment platforms in dropshipping
  • Middlemen never really get eliminated
  • If a seller lives in Indonesia, but her company is US-domiciled and her clients are in France, things can get really complicated, really quickly
  • How are taxes, returns, and other minutiae handled?
  • Why are so many people on YouTube trying to teach eCommerce and dropshipping?

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