Drop shipping...what does that mean?
Per Wikipedia, drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.
In a nutshell, it means a company that collects orders/payment from customers and forwards them to another company to package and ship out for them.
You know some of those other vinyl companies that advertise super, unbelievably cheap prices on Facebook and other venues? Yep, you guessed it....often drop ship. They take weeks, if not months to fulfill their orders (if at all!) Many of them drop ship. Not all, of course.
And hey, we know that it would make life easier for us to have our orders filled that way! So we totally get that perspective...as the saying goes: work smarter not harder. But we have seen that it creates integrity issues and so we cannot in good conscience have that as our business practice.
As a company rule: we do not, never have, and never will use dropshippers. We process each order ourselves and ship from our own facility.
Because we want to ensure that the items we ship to you are of the highest quality, are securely packaged, and are shipped within our 24 business hours window.
Simply put, we cannot make legitimate claims about the availability of our products or respond to inquiries about processing time, packaging, shipping, etc if we do not personally fill your orders with our own hands.
We also like to add a personalized note to each order and depending on availability....a sweet candy treat for you to enjoy!
Growing YOUR business is OUR business! We work hard to complete and ship your orders in the timeframe promised, to help you keep your own promises to your customers.