incrediBILL - 5:31 pm on Aug 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
I personally would not advertise anything that discusses the finer details of shipping and handling e.g. drop shipping.
Ever run a big ecommerce site?
Customers are bonkers about shipping costs and shipping details, lack of disclosure can cause problems IMO.
Used to own a site with stock in a warehouse, plus drop shipping of larger items, and each product in the catalog said, depending on the status, one of the following: "IN STOCK", "ON BACKORDER" or "DIRECT SHIPPING". We just didn't call it drop shipping to the customer at the time, it was shipped "DIRECT" from the manufacturer.
Set their expectations properly and you have less problems when packages arrive from other unfamiliar locations.