The largest online retailers do not have a single method to fulfill all of their product. They use a combination of internal warehouses, 3PL's, and dropshipping direct from a manufacturer or distributor.
This approach enables them to seemingly always have product in-stock, get the best prices, and have a variety of items in their catalog.
We call this hybrid dropshipping, and its not just for the big guys anymore. New apps and services have made accessible to everyone.
To discuss it, Charles Palleschi joins us from Spark Shipping in Boston.
Spark Shipping automates the round trip of inventory, orders and tracking data between your store and any vendor, supplier, manufacturer, distributor or warehouse, no matter what format the vendor is using.
- Why invest in delegating fulfillment?
- What is hybrid dropshipping?
- What are the challenges of working with multiple vendors for fulfillment?
- What are the realities of custom dropshipping integration?
- In plain english, what's the deal with APIs?
- The common problems & challenges merchants face with fulfillment as they scale.
- Kurt's war stories from his time as an ecommerce product manager.
- The killer feature "multi-tiered" that only hybrid dropshippers can offer.
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