[thelist] Online Shop with 3rd party provisioning

Duncan Hill dunkaz at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 15:35:27 CDT 2009

On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:48:57 +0100, Simon MacDonald  
<simonmacdonald at uk2.net> wrote:

> A client wants me to set up a (UK based) online shop for him. His  
> intention
> is to hold little or no product stock (these are items like baths and
> showers) but to get then delivered direct to the client from the  
> supplier.
> I am sure I have seen some issues reading this form of online trading -  
> I've
> tried google but can't come up with anything. Anyone got any advice
> regarding the legality/ethics of doing this?
> I may be wrong but something about this makes me twitchy!
> cheers
> Simon
> Simon MacDonald

I've never used or implemented it anywhere, but try searching 'drop  
shipping' in Google.

Pretty common in US I believe, not so sure about UK but I'm sure it is  
done and with the right supplier should be OK.


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