bekyed - 9:39 am on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have a very successful client who does only drop shipping, their turnover is 12million a year, they have a website alone and sell cookers, the order is placed on the website and then the order is shipped straight from the manufacturer.
Mind you we do a great job with SEO on their website, which helps.
Me and my wife also run a business from home and drop ship the items which take up the most space, because we do a fair amount of business, we have managed to get a decent discount from our dropshipper.
The difference with using them is our goods get sent out same day. I dont think the customer cares whether the retailer carries physical stock or not, as long as they get their goods they ordered in a reasonable time.