For those frustrated with the drop-shipping process or who are simply looking for a change of pace, there are a number of alternatives that can be explored. Some of these resources are from larger, well-known companies, and others come from up-and-coming players in the wholesale industry.

Fulfillment by Amazon

Amazon.com is a leading online retailer, if not the leading online retailer. However, the online superstore also offers a service called Fulfillment by Amazon, which allows wholesalers who drop-ship to sell their products online with Amazon doing much of the heavy lifting. Amazon will store, package, and ship merchandise on behalf of sellers as well as provide customer service if needed. Fulfillment by Amazon also allows sellers to have their orders filled from multiple sales channels; all while being stored in one of Amazonís fulfillment centers.

ShipMyOrders.com

ShipMyOrders provides order fulfillment, logistics, and warehousing for a wide range of products, including DVDs, books, cosmetics, electronics, and more. ShipMyOrders specializes in warehousing, order processing, and fulfillment as well as distribution to customers worldwide. Among the companyís services are merchandise storage, product photography, and customer service.

National Fulfillment Services

National Fulfillment Services serves business-to-business companies as well as consumer-facing entities. The company, in business for more than 45 years, serves a wide range of industries, and its warehouse is able to ship products using any standard carrier. Additionally, NFS can gift wrap products, include special promotional materials and messages, or provide other specialized packaging needs.