Dropshipping programme – Pros and Cons

Artisan Furniture’s Dropshipping pros and cons

Dropship is a modern supply chain method that lets you partner with dropship companies to ship goods directly to your customer’s doorstep when you buy from them. Like any form of supply, dropship has its own pros and cons which we’ll discuss below.

Dropshipping pros

  1. Free signup
  2. 60 second signup
  3. No monthly subscription fee
  4. No minimum spend by value or volume
  5. No stock holding required
  6. Ability to focus on other aspects of the business such as marketing and promotion
  7. No specific experience required in the industry you’re dropshipping in, except basic e-commerce knowledge
  8. Free delivery in the UK mainland
  9. All logistics and distribution are handled by the dropshipper
  10. Delivery available across the world
  11. No need to have a VAT or Company Registration Number to sign up
  12. Bespoke facility available to allow you to tailor the products to your clientele
  13. Click and collect facility available for 10 or more products
  14. Large volume containerised customers may be transferred to a Wholesale account for lower prices and more customisation options
  15. Transit damage or manufacturing defects are accepted as reasons for returns, subject to approval by the returns team
  16. Free collection of products approved for returns
  17. Dozens of new products every month

Dropshipping cons

  1. Dropship is a competitive industry and requires sustained effort and time to market products and earn profits
  2. All returns must be logged in within stipulated timelines (2 working days)
  3. Prices may be higher than that of our wholesale programme
  4. Delivery surcharge applies for regions outside of mainland UK
  5. Consumer Rights Act 2015 is not applicable to B2B companies such as Artisan Furniture
  6. Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SOGA) is only applicable to B2B companies in a limited sense
  7. Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 (SOGASA) is only applicable to B2B companies in a limited sense.
  8. Dropship programme is only open to traders & businesses only and we do not sell directly to the public.

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