The trading model drop shipping is still in the forefront in Europe. A look at the current development shows that more and more people in Europe, especially online retailers, founders and approaching Internet entrepreneurs, are interested in this alternative to conventional trading.

While the method by which a trader himself never gets in physical contact with his sales goods, was previously known under the terms “line business”, “direct trade” or “line trade”, the term “drop shipping europe” has now been widely used.


In some industries, products have been delivered directly to the end customer by the manufacturer, wholesaler or importer. Examples of this are the furniture trade or the sale of particularly large, heavy or bulky goods. With the increasing spread of drop shipping in Europe, however, the trading model is now applied to almost every trading area and every type of sales goods. The rapidly growing number of drop shipping wholesalers on the european continent has long since ensured that the direct trade of the conventional sales in many areas of the trade is the same Water.


An important prerequisite for the increasing spread of drop shipping is the growing importance of online trading. The commercial model presupposes that goods are not directly taken by the consumer, but are sent to the retailer only after the order has been placed. If this is the case, it does not matter to the end customer whether he receives the ordered goods from his dealer or directly from his supplier. Alone in the year 2016 the entire distance trade in Germany achieved for the first time a turnover in the amount of more than 40 billion euro. Against this background, the chances for a further expansion of the trading model drop shipping are very good.



This trend is understandable and comprehensible. Finally, there are many good reasons for online retailers who are talking about replacing the conventional trade with a drop shipping model:

A founding as a drop shipper requires much less start-up capital than the start of an independent activity in the classic online trade. Since the sales assortment is not bought in advance, but instead remains with the respective supplier, there are no procurement costs that need to be financed. In addition, the so-called commodity risk is no longer required for drop shipping. If a conventionally working dealer finds that parts of his range are not selling well, he or she will have to sit on the corresponding stock or ultimately have to sell it to bad conditions with the rest of the sales. The drop shipping dealer simply removes “badly turning” products from its assortment. Economic disadvantages do not arise from it.

Also in terms of running costs, drop shipping is clearly superior. The dealer does not need an expensive warehouse or expensive logistics staff. Due to the omission of storage and shipping logistics, the direct trade is additionally connected with less time. To this extent, the trade via drop shipping is also suitable, if the independence is to be absorbed first in the side job. In the future, the trader will then have much more time for his essential tasks: the care of prospective customers and customers and the announcement of his shop and his offers.

However, drop shipping places very high demands on the suppliers involved. Manufacturers, wholesalers and importers who are ready to send a route must not only be tracked, but also thoroughly tested and tested.



Drop shipping is much more than just a temporary trend in online commerce. For the first time, the commercial model also enabled people who were excluded from self-employment due to a lack of capital or critical conditions to establish their own online trading company and to operate successfully. If you want to start with self-employment in the online trade with little start-up capital, in addition to your own business, or starting with your home or apartment, you will find an ideal solution in drop shipping.


But the integration of drop shipping is also more than interesting for entrepreneurs who already successfully manage their online business. This also has a positive effect on the reduced capital commitment, the reduced space requirements in the warehouse and the relief in terms of logistics and dispatch. Financial and temporal resources are spared and the entrepreneur will have enough time to look after product assortment, customer care and shop marketing. Anyone who is interested in sustainable success and an advantageous market position in online trading should at the very least now deal with drop shipping in order to benefit from many positive effects and not to miss the connection to the competition.