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      Offline Drop Shippers

      Obviously when this started there would have been a number of drop ship companies offline. But what about today-with the online world booming would there be any that still operates offline?
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      Yes certainly, plenty of opportunities offline.

      Many wholesale suppliers are unaware of the drop shipping fulfillment model. If you explain it to them, and can persuade them that you can refer a good sales volume, they will be more than willing to partner with you on a drop shipping basis.

      As worldwide competition increases, many trade suppliers will be willing to consider new opportunities to shift their stock quickly.
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      How would an offline drop ship company operate then? Would telephone ordering be a large part of how they make their sales, or rather know what to send to whom? Otherwise, how would orders be referred from customer to drop shipper?

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      They will probably use email at the very least, or fax.

      Simply make arrangements to send a list of orders to their order fulfillment manager daily. You could even arrange to include your marketing leaflets with every order (simply ask your printer to deliver your marketing leaflets to your drop shipper directly, instead of to yourself).

      The only thing left to manage is invoices. But you can take care of that yourself, by sending the order invoice to your customers by email (since the drop shipper may find it difficult to manage invoices, because each invoice needs to be personalized and is not as simple as personalizing a shipping label).

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      In this day and age, as odd as it seems, there are still a lot of businesses that don't depend heavily on being online. It's been my experience that most of these businesses have been around a long time and were started before being online became as much of a necessity. Phone calls and faxes work just as well, they transfer the same amount of information, and they are a bit more personal then doing business solely over the internet.

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