How Does Dropshipping Work?

The demand for customised products is bigger than it has ever been and is growing all the time. While running a print on demand operation offers many benefits, it can also present a number of potential pitfalls. Many of these can be solved through the simple yet highly effective method of dropshipping.

One of the biggest problems of running an eCommerce store that offers access to custom printed products is that of inventory. To start with, you need to invest in stock with no guarantee that you're going to sell it: what happens if you buy a thousand ready-to-print t-shirts and only a hundred mugs then there is a sudden high demand for mugs that you can't fulfill? It's a big financial commitment and also a gamble.

There's also the problem of warehousing space. One of the best things about running an online-only operation is that you can, in theory, keep your overheads to an absolute minimum. If you have to pay for space to hold stock then this object is quickly defeated.

Then there is the significant amount of time and money it takes to carry out packing and dispatching processes, when what you really want to be doing is developing your business and focusing more strongly on its core needs. The time spent picking, packing and shipping could be much better used on other things.

Choosing dropshipping services from the experts here at Pivotal Prints solves all of these problems at a stroke. So, what exactly is dropshipping and how does it work?

'Dropshipping' is a term that simply means order fulfillment carried out by a third party, in this case Pivotal Prints. It begins with one of your customers placing an order from your eCommerce store. You then send the order to Pivotal Prints, where it is created exactly according to specification. We then package the item securely and ship it directly to the customer. It appears to the customer that the order has been directly sent from you. We can even include custom labels and packing slips.

Our dropshipping service has been designed to work in seamless conjunction with major eCommerce platforms like Shopify, Etsy and WooCommerce. The moment that a customer places an order, we'll send you immediate notification and begin the dropshipping process on your behalf. There is thus no need for you to store inventory in bulk and you can rest assured that your customer will receive their item quickly thanks to our exceptionally rapid turnaround times. Sorted!

Find our more about dropshipping services from Pivotal Prints on our website. Need further information, advice or support? Don't hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated customer service team.

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