Definition of drop-ship in English:

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verb (drop-ships, drop-shipping, drop-shipped)

[with object]
Move (goods) from the manufacturer directly to the retailer without going through the usual distribution channels: the shopping network has begun drop-shipping orders taken by telephone or over the Internet
More example sentences
  • You can save your customer extra shipping charges by drop-shipping the ammo from the factory to the training facility.
  • At lunch in Chicago with an executive of one of the industry's megadistributors, however, he gets nowhere with his bid for a major drop-ship deal.
  • He describes his company's market space precisely: ‘We target companies that need strong project accounting, as well as the ability to do distribution of products - specifically, nonstock, drop-shipped, serial-numbered items.’


drop shipment

Example sentences
  • Via drop shipment, you can sell first-rate merchandise on your site and make a healthy profit, but without actually having to stock and ship product.
  • According to Turner, the trend in fluid milk is moving away from DSD towards palletized delivery and drop shipment delivery.

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Syllabification: drop-ship

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