Drop-Shipping. Implications for the Supply Chain

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Drop-Shipping. Implications for the Supply Chain
Diana Alexandrova, Premium Member
The drop-shipping model in the supply chain has been quickly gaining popularity in the e-commerce field. The parties in a drop-shipping supply chain are the usual ones; customers, retailers and manufacturers. But in drop-shipping, after the online retailer receives a customer order via its website, the manufacturer undertakes the task of delivery to the customer site. In other words, manufacturers (the suppliers) are responsible not only for production, storage, packaging but also for delivery, while the retailers just need to concentrate on marketing.

Advantages of drop-shipping for retailers:
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