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PROGRAMS . DROPSHIP PROGRAM
What is Dropshipping?
A drop shipper is a manufacturer or authorized wholesale distributor who will ship your single item orders directly to your customers. You, the retailer, will be provided the marketing materials such as photos, descriptions, or specs for your website. This product information (pictures, descriptions, specs) is sold by you at retail value. Once you receive an order you will email or call the drop ship supplier with the customer’s order information and they will in turn ship the product directly to your customer.
The concept of drop shipping was influenced largely by the Just-In-Time (JIT) movement in manufacturing; the concept of a reduced inventory became popular as a cost reduction method. In turn, reduced inventory in factories resulted in a lower risk and cost savings. Likewise, the retail world embraced similar benefits of an “on-demand” type of supply chain with drop shipping methods. Drop shipping with J. Goodin Inc. will allow the retailer to cut inventory, labor, packaging, and shipping costs. This will enable you to focus your efforts on marketing your business to new and existing customers.
Advantages to Dropshipping
There are many ways to benefit from dropshipping. The biggest benefit is that less capital is required to start your business. This means that you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars stocking your store with inventory. Overhead costs are cut significantly when using the online drop ship model. You can work from anywhere and all you need is your computer. You get to set the retail price at whatever you want for nice profits because jewelry traditionally has a high resale value. Finally, growing your company is easier. In the brick and mortal retail model, the more business that comes requires more workers to process increasing order volume. Since the dropship company processes your orders, you don’t have to worry about hiring additional labor. This way you can focus your efforts towards providing excellent customer service and marketing your business.
Our dropship platform can be paired with the standard retail model too! Retail stores frequently utilize our dropship service to ship product they have just stocked out. You may also choose to drop ship some styles and stock others. The flexibility of our dropship and wholesale programs provides plenty of options for business owners to succeed.
A few things to consider
Since joining our dropship program requires no investment in inventory, this means that we are in control of the inventory and its retail packaging. This impacts the retailer in three main ways. First, we typically require two business days to ship your order. Some marketplaces may require that its retail partners ship orders within one business day. Second, fulfillment errors, though infrequent, do happen. Don’t worry, our return policy is in place to account for any errors that we make. And finally, when we discontinue items, or an item stocks out, we provide that information on our data feed. To avoid selling an item that is recently discontinued or stocked out, we recommend checking our data feed regularly to ensure the product you are selling reflect accurate inventory levels.
Is dropshipping for you?
If you’re interested in a low-cost alternative to start a business selling jewelry, then yes! If you have an existing retail store front and want to offer more styles than you can stock, this is also a flexible option! Check out our program details for more information.
J Goodin Inc. Dropship Program
Ordering and Payment
You have two options when it comes to placing a drop ship order. You may order directly from our website JGOOD.COM. Your credit card will be charged immediately upon placing your web order. Tracking information will be available in your Jgood account within two business days of placing the online order.
We also have an order template option that you can fill out and email us at the end of every business day if you have any orders. Your credit card will be charged the Drop Ship (DS) Cost and the item will be shipped to your customer within two business days of receipt of order form. The DS Cost is billed per customer order, not per individual item. When the order is shipped we will email you the tracking information on the order sheet you sent to us. There is no minimum order for our DS program. J Goodin Inc. is a blind drop shipper, meaning we will ship with your return address and company name listed on the package.
The only method of payment we accept for our drop ship program is credit card. That includes American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card. Subscription payments will be billed automatically every month. You may cancel your program subscription at any time.
Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy is in place for our program. The MAP price is the lowest price you are allowed to advertise our product for sale on your website. The MAP is enforced for all drop ship customers. MSRP: Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price is also included.
All products ordered through our Drop Ship program will come complete with non-specific standard packaging. These are quality jewelry boxes and they will certainly add value to your customer purchases. Our packaging may change depending on availability with our supplier.
We provide a comprehensive listing of J Goodin Inc. products. The product feed is provided in CSV format spreadsheets. Our product feeds include all specifications, prices, and images we have available for each product. Please be advised that some products are not included in our dropship program.
Upon logging into www.jgood.com, we provide an xml feed that can be plugged in to your ecommerce store. These inventory feeds are updated hourly. Programming knowledge is recommended for this feature. We also provide our inventory feeds on excel (.csv) format spreadsheets. These inventory feeds are updated hourly. Intermediate to advanced excel knowledge is recommended to use this feature.