What is Drop Shipping?
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Drop Shipping is transporting a consolidated number of shipments to a particular destination for deconsolidation (separating a ‘consolidated’ shipment into its original constituent shipments) and delivery.
Type of Drop Shipping
- B2C Parcels
- B2B Parcels
- Domestic and International
Components of Drop Shipping
Consolidation includes the processing of shipments. Before the shipment can be processed several pieces of information needs to be gathered in regards to the shipment. Weight, dimensions and VAS (Value Added Services). Additionally any customs information will be captured where relevant. Once this information is gathered a label can be printed. Content validation takes place and the allocation to the POE (Port of Entry) or Destination is triggered.
Various modes of transportation can be optimized for drop shipping including Sea, Air, Ground and Road transportation services.
International custom clearance by Brokers or Third Parties are required. Visibility into these processes are crucial.
The process of deconsolidation includes sorting by carrier, customer and country. Quality control checks are performed including piece and weight audits.
The last part of the deconsolidation process includes the preparation for injection.
Delivery can be accomplished by using a single carrier or multiple carriers. Different delivery services can be used including air, ground, slow and fast options. Drop Shipping is a more reliable way in getting products delivered on time and tracking makes for full visibility.
What does ABOL’s Drop Ship Platform Offer?
- Seamless Integration
- International Presence
- Complete Visibility from every Carrier and Partner
- Integrated Platform includes Monitoring, Alerting and Reporting