About Dropship Direct™
Unlike traditional “dropshipping as a service” companies, DSDI combines its physical, 100,000+ square-foot warehouse facilities and B2B e-commerce platform to offer unique wholesale product lines. We can also provide turnkey, fully managed end-to-end e-commerce services for manufacturers and retailers alike. We like to think of ourselves as a SAAS (Software-As-A-Service) that works directly with manufacturer partners while offering logistical services from our own distribution center.
DSDI INC stocks inventory for a number of wholesale brands from our US-Central distribution center in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Other brands are shipped directly from the manufacturer origin. All Dropship Direct inventory is priced for wholesale only and cannot be sold to the public (a retailer account is required).
We don’t like account or “membership” fees any more than you do. That’s why we don’t charge account, application, or membership fees to do business with us at DropshipDirect.com. To make things better, we also include a free Lite Version of our WholesaleFiles™ Data Feed service. You can even qualify for free Premium data service, too (otherwise, Premium WholesaleFiles service is just $37 bucks per month).
DropshipDirect.com (DSDI, INC) planted its roots nearly 15 years ago in Portland, Oregon. In 2004, DSDI opened its doors to online retailers and manufacturers around the world. In 2016, the company recently expanded operations to include warehouse distribution services based in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Today, Dropship Direct works with companies in 40 countries and takes pride in its 30+ years of drop ship fulfillment, e-commerce, and import/export management expertise.
I’m a Retailer / Seller
To get started selling products from Dropship Direct, follow these steps:
- Submit Your Retailer Application
- We’ll process your application within 2 business days
- Once approved, browse our inventory lines
- Build your inventory file using WholesaleFiles (free or premium version)
- Post & advertise products online
- Place orders at our site or via email / FTP
- Now you’re on your way!
Because DSDI is an authorized Wholesale Distributor, we must comply with both manufacturer requirements and Federal / State regulations. The following details are needed to create an account with us @ Dropship Direct:
We constantly update and refresh our inventory data during normal business hours (9:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern). In most cases, product records are updated every 24 hours whereas some brands are only updated as needed. Dropship Direct publishes RecentRecord™ data update statistics on all product pages.
With our Premium WholesaleFiles™ service, retailers can schedule how often inventory files should be refreshed for online product listings.
If you’re new to selling at Dropship Direct, we ask you to place your first few orders with us directly at https://inventory.dropshipdirect.com. After you’ve placed some initial transactions with us and comfortable using our inventory platform, you’re welcome to start sending us orders via email, FTP, or API.
We’ll never require minimum quantities when you place orders with us at DropshipDirect.com. Most items can be drop shipped as individual units. However, it’s important to identify whether a product SKU/UPC code is associated with pack size (some items are bundled as packs). Unit sizes are always identified within product descriptions and, in many circumstances, product titles.
DSDI offers manufacturer-authorized wholesale prices to authorized retailer accounts. As an authorized manufacturer representative and stocking distributor, Dropship Direct™ provides official tier wholesale pricing to our retailer partners. We stock and manage our own Exclusive Brands with the best available wholesale prices for resellers. Also good to know: more than 80,000 of our products are MAP controlled retail prices. Dropship Direct™ is also happy to offer special volume price discounts based on total sales activity and/or stocking orders.
In most cases, you can safely request order cancellation if your order was placed within 2-4 hours. However, some products ship very quickly and cannot be cancelled due to processing activity. If your order does not ship within the estimated lead processing time (as published on our site and in our data files), then you are welcome to request order cancellation for the items below.
If you’re a retailer placing orders with Dropship Direct, we usually accept the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Apple Pay is also accepted at https://inventory.dropshipdirect.com.
Other payment methods such as Net Terms and PayPal must be approved prior to placing orders.
Your Premium WholesaleFiles™ service can be cancelled any time:
- Login to your Wholesale Account
- Navigate to WholesaleFiles Dashboard
- Go to Account > Cancel Subscription
You’ll always have free access to our Lite version of WholesaleFiles™, including Quick Reports inventory data. We’ll never charge you a fee to keep your wholesale account with us active.
Helpful Tip: If you’re averaging at least $1,000 in wholesale orders with us per month, we’ll be happy to give you Premium WholesaleFiles service for free.
We’ll be sad to see you go if you decide to close your free wholesale account with us. However, if you’d like to completely close your account, please submit a ticket to us via our HelpDesk. We’ll confirm closure of your account and you’re welcome to re-apply any time.
I’m a Manufacturer
DSDI has over 50,000 accounts that are authorized resellers within our B2B wholesale network. We also identify retailer marketplaces, social profiles, and other useful information used to boost sales activity.
To become a DSDI manufacturer partner, please follow these steps:
- Submit Your Manufacturer Inquiry
- Allow 2-3 business days for us to contact your company
- Additional instructions provided shortly thereafter
Dropship Direct™ combines its 100,000+ square feet distribution center, B2B retailer network, and e-commerce expertise to provide complete sales and logistical representation for your international brand within the United States. Because we combine e-commerce sales with logistical fulfillment, our service fees are much lower than most competing warehouse services.
In other words, we can manage your entire e-commerce presence: B2B, B2C, marketplace channels, and warehouse 3PL fulfillment.
Of course we’re happy to help you with any of your particular needs:
- B2B Dropship Sales Distribution
- Warehouse Storage & Logistics
- E-commerce Fulfillment
- Product Data Management
Fulfillment and service fees vary depending on your unique situation and how Dropship Direct can best serve your manufacturer e-commerce needs. Because we combine e-commerce sales with logistical fulfillment, our service fees are much lower than most competing warehouse services. If you’re not stocking inventory at our location, we’re still happy to represent your brand!
DSDI has been working with MAP-priced marketplace policies for over 10 years. We’re experts at building and enforcing online retail pricing strategies to maximize brand value / profit.
Dropship Direct enforces MAP policy using these methods:
Your brand is important to us! That is why we’re always thinking of new ways to boost product visibility and sales activity:
- 50,000+ Retailer Network
- Promotional Newsletters
- Website “Featured Brand” Campaigns
- Weekly Deals
- Inside Sales Team
- Company Blog
- Social Networking
- Cyber Thursday / Black Friday
- Holiday Offers
- “BOGO” Promotions
Shipping costs are calculated based on the warehouse zipcode origin (provided to you), delivery address of your customer, and total dimensional package weight. However, many items quality for either flat rate or free shipping.
We do not offer international drop shipping at this time outside the United States. However, we plan to introduce drop ship service into Canada later this year (2017), followed by Europe, Israel, and Australia.
Meanwhile, multiple freight forwarding services exist that can ship your orders outside the USA from your US-based address:
RETURN REQUEST FILING DEADLINES (UPON DELIVERY OF ORDERS)
- Non-Defective Goods: 30 Days
- Defective Goods: 30 Days
- Mis-Shipped Orders: 10 Days
- Damage by Shipping Carrier (in transit): 48 hours upon delivery
- Non-Defective Returns Unallowed for: Sea Eagle/Poweriser/FANMATS/Steiner Sports/MLBPAA/Health Supplements/Foods/Personal Hygene/Household Cleaners/Consumable Goods
All return requests, including non-defective, defective, and damage claims must be submitted within the Merchant Account Page: https://inventory.dropshipdirect.com/account
For our complete Returns Policy, please go here.
Your privacy is very important to us. That’s why we’ll never disclose your personal or company information to any third parties, except those required to fulfill your wholesale transactions with us. We don’t share your company/personal details to third parties without your permission. We think junk mail is pretty uncool, too.
Some manufacturers have specific policies about where inventory may be sold, and may also limit the number of retailers authorized to resell merchandise.
In order to access restricted products, please review the steps below:
In general, wholesale inventory offered by Dropship Direct may be sold anywhere online unless restrictions are published on this page. Most manufacturers prohibit paid keyword advertising campaigns that violate trademark rights (i.e. “Apple Products”).