Drop Shipping

Drop Shipping

drop shipping

Scarbrough Warehousing, Inc. offers drop shipping services to accommodate all methods of online ordering with numerous locations across the United States and expanding. Scarbrough’s fulfillment centers are located in Kansas City, Reno, Chicago, and Laredo, allowing for 2-day shipping to 98% of the U.S. mainland population.

What is Drop Shipping?

Drop shipping typically involves a retailer or middle man between the seller and the consumer. A retailer will buy wholesale from a seller and host the product on their online store. The 3PL will fulfill the order from its warehouse as if it is acting as the retailer’s warehouse or distribution center. The retailer pays for the shipping. In this case, the retailer acts as the buyer, then resells the product to the end consumer. This is different from a direct to consumer online order, where the order is placed directly on a seller’s online store. The seller in a direct-to-consumer model pays for the shipping to the consumer. Find out the difference between the two below or visit our Ecommerce Online Fulfillment Playlist to answer other questions.

Difference between Direct to Consumer & Drop Ship


Scarbrough has extensive experience with but not limited to the following retailers and online store platforms:  Amazon,  Amazon Prime, Costco Wholesale, Hammacher Schlemmer, Wayfair, eBags, Bluestem Brands, Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, ShopifyCommercehubWixSquarespaceBigCommerceVolusion and more.

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About Scarbrough

The Scarbrough Group of Companies, headquartered in Kansas City with local presence in every major port in the world, is a complete international and domestic supply chain service provider, offering U.S., Mexican, and Canadian Customs brokerage, Import & Export Transportation Solutions, Domestic brokerage and asset-based trucking, Warehouse fulfillment and distribution services, Trade Compliance Consulting, Large Equipment and Project Cargo moves, as well as Parcel Audit Savings.  Scarbrough is widely known for its trade experts, training, personalized customer service, and customized solutions.  Since 1984, Scarbrough has continued to satisfy its clients by following its motto on a daily basis: “It is our job to make your job easier.”  Moreover, our team of experts is available at your disposal.  We offer free consultations on any topic from supply chain optimization and duty savings opportunities to the basics, helping to guide new importers and exporters as they jump into the world of global trade.  Contact us now.