What are dropship supplements?

Posted by in Supplement Dropshipping, What is... on February 28, 2014 . .

What does dropship mean?

The term "dropshipping" is used in the context of products (goods). It is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers their customer orders and shipment details to their wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. This is also known as direct dispatch.

How does supplements dropshipping work?

Our supplements dropship service is incredibly convenient and is designed to save our re-sellers both time and money. It involves 5 simple steps:

STEP 1: You re-sell our wholesale supplements (under your own private label or under our branding - it's up to you).

STEP 2: You collect the funds from your customers (at the retail prices YOU set).

STEP 3: You place the orders through your trade account on this website.

STEP 4: You are charged at our competitive trade price rates (plus a small shipping fee, depending on weight, location etc - we DO NOT charge an admin fee for dropshipping).

STEP 5: We then label, pack and post the orders for you, direct to your customers!

This makes dropshipping an ideal service for anyone who:

  • has limited time and resources (e.g. doesn't want to allocate staff to full-time fulfilment)
  • works on a mobile basis
  • has a second job
  • has limited storage space
  • would rather spend time on core business activities that generate income, without worrying about packing and posting
  • is new to the re-sale of wholesale supplements and would like to 'test the waters' without having to lay out any money on stock, envelopes, packaging materials etc.

The advantages of dropshipping

No need to lay out money on stock before sales
The main advantage of dropshipping for new trade customers, business start-ups and even established health practitioners and natural health brands is the fact that they don't have to lay out huge amounts of money on wholesale stock before making onward sales. The fact that the products are only purchased from the wholesaler when retail orders are received is invaluable for the cashflow of any business.

Of course, all registered trade customers have the option to buy in bulk (and then benefit from our fantastic discount structure), but this is not a requirement. Our 'no minimum order' policy means that you can dropship 1 product at a time, if that is what you want to do.

No need to hold stock or keep inventory
The other key advantage of supplements dropship is the fact that you don't have to worry about stock storage or inventory. Storing stock in a location that is both secure and climate-controlled can be costly, while keeping inventory is time-consuming. Using a reliable dropshipping service saves you time and money in this respect.

No need to pack or post
If you have ever spent time in a busy post office queue, you know how frustrating it can be to waste valuable office hours just standing around. And even if you opt to use a time-saving service, such as Royal Mail's Drop & Go, you still have to be familiar with their complex requirements, guidelines and processes; you still have to complete manifests; you still have to purchase materials (such as boxes, envelopes, bubble wrap etc) and spend time labelling products and packing orders.

With an efficient dropshipping service, you can forget about this hassle and still rest assured that your clients are going to receive their products promptly and in good condition.

What to look for in a dropship service

Aside from the obvious (i.e. a dropshipper who is reliable, fast and efficient), it is important to avoid disreputable schemes. Our dropship service has:

  • NO admin fee
  • NO set-up fee
  • NO monthly fees
  • NO storage fees
  • NO fee per item sold
  • NO hidden charges
  • NO minimum orders!

And this is the case whether you are selling under your own label or under our label.

Other services by Specialist Supplements

Supplements dropshipping / product fulfillment is just one of the many services that Specialist Supplements Ltd offers its registered trade customers. We also offer own label products, turnkey websites and tailored marketing services - all under one roof!

Register as a trade customer for FREE today!

We look forward to working with you, and don't forget to connect to us on LinkedIn and for regular trade updates and other hints and tips on selling own label products.