drop ship


drop ship
drop shipping UK US noun [U] (also drop shipment) COMMERCE, TRANSPORT
an arrangement in which a manufacturer sends products directly to buyers at the request of businesses who advertise and sell the products but do not stock them: »

Online sellers can use drop shipping as a way of minimizing stock and decreasing shipping costs and delivery times.

drop ship verb [I or T] (-pp-)
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Some of our items are drop shipped from the manufacturer's warehouse.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • drop-ship — /drop ship /, v.t., drop shipped, drop shipping. to ship (goods) as a drop shipment: The books will be drop shipped by the publisher to your home. [back formation from DROP SHIPMENT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • drop-ship — verb (drop ships, drop shipping, drop shipped) provide (goods) by direct delivery from the manufacturer to the retailer or customer. Derivatives drop shipment noun …   English new terms dictionary

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  • drop ship — A method of processing orders in direct marketing in which the marketers pass orders to manufacturers to deliver the goods direct to the consumer …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • drop ship — /ˌdrɒp ʃɪp/ verb to deliver a large order direct to a customer …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • drop ship — /ˌdrɒp ʃɪp/ verb to deliver a large order direct to a customer …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Drop shipping — is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.… …   Wikipedia

  • drop shipping — UK US noun [U] (also drop shipment) COMMERCE, TRANSPORT ► an arrangement in which a manufacturer sends products directly to buyers at the request of businesses who advertise and sell the products but do not stock them: »Online sellers can use… …   Financial and business terms