What is Drop Shipping?

Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to the distributor of the goods to fulfill the order on their behalf.

How the Aficionado Distribution drop shipping program works?

Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, the Aficionado Distribution drop shipping program is absolutely FREE to join. Unlike some other drop shipping companies we do not charge a subscription or joining fee for our customers. We charge our customers a per unit price for items that are ordered through our drop shipping program and offer a range of delivery options at varying prices. This gives our customers the chance to offer their customers different delivery methods that may be more cost effective than the delivery cost of self fulfillment. Once an order is placed with us and payment has been made we will ship the order directly to the recipient via the selected delivery method. We guarantee that all orders placed through our drop shipping program will be dispatched within two working days (usually the next working day) from the payment clearing. If our customer desires we can even send their own invoice with the item! We will provide weekly stock updates and will email all our customers to let them know when an item is out of stock in order to prevent overselling.

Delivery Options

There is a wide range of delivery options available, which allows the reseller to give their customers the options of cost or time effective delivery. We provide a detailed pricing plan of the delivery options available when the reseller inquires to the differing sizes and weights of the stock that we hold. Below you will find the services that we offer.

Gold

This is a next working day delivery service. After the payment has cleared we will dispatched the goods as soon as possible. We have a number of delivery services that provide collections that same day and guarantee that the product will be with your customer the next day. All of these services require signature from the recipient and can be tracked by both seller and customer. Insurance cover is provided in case of loss.

Silver

This service offers your customer a quick delivery service but without the guarantee of next day delivery. We will dispatch the ordered product as soon as possible following payment confirmation. These services require a recipient signature and insurance cover is provided in case of loss.

Bronze

Our most cost effective delivery service. If your customers prefers the lowest cost solution then this service is for you. Once the payment to us has been confirmed we will dispatch the good within two working days. The delivery solutions we use for the Bronze delivery method does not have the confirmation of the receivers signature and goods cannot be tracked. Usually delivery times can be up to five working days.

With all of our delivery service we will provide the reseller with proof of postage along with carrier used.

Stock Lists

We can provide all retailers with an up to date stock list which can be easily adapted to feed into most e-commerce systems to provide accurate sales data for customers.

You can now download our Stock List by clicking here.

If you are interested in the Aficionado Distribution drop shipping program please Contact Us for more details.