A drop-ship dealer is a retail or wholesale location that currently sells to homeowners and/or landscape contractors and is looking to expand their product selection.
Distinct from a stocking dealer, a drop ship dealer does not physically warehouse or inventory the product, because they:
- are just getting into the business;
- they don’t have the physical space to store the product; and/or
- they want to get a sense for demand.
Drop ship dealers simply setup a display and order precut rolls on an as-needed basis. It’s a nice way to “dip your toe” in the artificial grass business before jumping in and making an investment in space and inventory.