Drop shipping our products is great way to increase the number of high value products you sell without having to outlay all your budget on stock. Simply select the items you wish to promote, and then when you sell an item we ship the product directly to your customer. We do not put any paperwork with the goods, we simply invoice you directly. To apply use our dropshipping services, you must be an approved retailer with us first so please ensure you register with us and agree to our terms and conditions.
We recommend that you use this service to promote high value items, for example Buggies, Travel Systems, Furniture etc. Please note that some items (especially large items like cots) may take approximately 7-10 days for delivery and may be packed in more than one box and that the drop ship carriage charge is applied per box. We do require the customer’s phone number to arrange delivery of furniture, so remember to supply this at check out.
Some items are sold in pack quantities, and are therefore not suitable for drop shipping. These items are clearly indicated on our website. Low value items are also not suitable for drop shipping, so we recommend these are ordered and held in stock by you. We do not recommend that the drop ship service is used to solely support a retailers business which is why we insist on a minimum first order purchase to ensure you have a good stock base.
Goods are dispatched with no paperwork, and an invoice is sent directly to you. Please ensure that your customer is available to sign for the goods, if the order is returned to us there is a £10 return fee imposed by the couriers on us which will be passed to you. If goods cannot be delivered by our courier (either because no-one was at home or the wrong address details were given) and you wish for us to re-send the goods then we will charge you our carriage fee again to make a re-delivery.
Please note that although most items are held in stock, it is possible at the time you place an order we may be out of stock. We cannot give advance notification of when items wiill be out of stock as we often do not get advance warning from manufacturers ourselves.
Our product price does not change for drop shipping, but our administration and carriage fee is slightly higher than if you were placing an order to be delivered to you direct. Some larger items like cot beds, dressers and wardrobes will be charged per box, and only the first charge will be calculated at check out for you (the rest will be added afterwards) and advise to you with the option to cancel. Carriage costs vary according to the delivery address supplied, so please refer to our shipping costs for more information on this. We do not ship to BFPO addresses.
We cannot tell you what price to sell at but you should aim to sell as close to the SRPs as possible in order to maximise profit and ensure that our manufacturer’s brands are well represented.
Retailers with a shop premises or shop with supporting website will be required to spend an initial order of £200 with Baby Brands Direct to be entitled to the drop ship service thereafter. These minimums are required so we can ensure you have a stock base to start with. If you have reservations on what stock to initially buy, we are happy to let you know what our best selling products are. Please read our terms and conditions for more details on whom we can and cannot supply.