Dropshipping is an order fulfillment method that enables a seller to launch a business without having to manage product inventory and shipping.
In this way, the retailer sells the product on their own website or on a marketplace, then transmits the order to a third-party supplier (Octopia Products, for example), who takes care of the logistics and dispatches the order to the end customer.
Dropshipping therefore involves three parties:
- the end customer or buyer
- the dealer or distributor
- the supplier (Octopia Products)