E-commerce is a relatively new industry where companies and even individuals can market and sell products via the Internet. The process allows someone who is located anywhere on the planet and who has access to the internet, to sell products and services to anyone else located anywhere planet and who also has an internet connection.
In years past and before EDI Dropship, it was required that you have an ability to create an expensive e-commerce website, stock the products you intend to sell, and be able to ship those products to customers. Companies could set up beautiful online storefronts advertising hundreds of products. But behind these beautiful facades, these was the complicated processes required to source new products, maintain the right inventory levels, process orders, and manage shipments. The broader a store’s product range, the more complicated the back end processes would need to be. Companies had to spend hundreds of man-hours creating and managing these things.
Technology today however has made all three of these areas much easier for those wishing to engage in e-commerce. Companies can now have e-commerce websites created fast and cheaply, make and sell a range of products that no longer have to be shipped or even owned by them, and warehousing, and delivery of those products has been made much simpler by companies that provide a variety of shipping services including dropshipping.
Dropshipping has allowed suppliers and retailers to thrive and is proving to be a way for e-commerce businesses to operate without the concerns of housing inventory or shipping. A company need only be able to market a product on its e-commerce site, and the dropshipper does the rest
Retailers and Product Suppliers
For those companies that create products the Drop Shipping business has opened up a new market. Typically companies that make products will focus the majority of its business towards retailers with bricks and mortar store fronts. This would often require that a product manufacturer deal with dozens of retail outlets in order to get its products sold. Because of the huge growth of online product sales, suppliers now find themselves conducting in some cases nearly all of their business with drop shipping companies who allow them to focus their product deliveries on only a few entities that stock and ship out to customers.
Di Central’s EDI Dropship Solutions
For companies that utilize dropshipping companies, they must be able to manage the process in a way that creates effectiveness and efficiency and for this many utilize the services of Di Central who provides complete dropshipping solutions. Their EDI Dropship solutions include:
- Integration with your ERP or e-commerce platform
- Secure B2B communications
- Data transformation
- 24/7 support and professional services
- Backed by a world-class Service Level Agreement (SLA
- Uniﬁed view of inventory and fulﬁllment data across your trading partner community
- Vendor scorecarding and reporting
- Customizable dashboard based on speciﬁc roles and preferences
- Transaction alerts sent directly to your desktop, tablet or smart phone
- Private-labeled dropship testing platform
- Vendor outreach ensures eﬀective communication of speciﬁc requirements and timelines to your trading community
- Dropship enablement helps your vendors comply with your speciﬁc dropship requirements such as scheduled inventory updates and private-label packing slips.
Collectively, these services provide every needed solution for suppliers and retailer to completely manage their relationships with dropshippers.