Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock 

 Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer.

The seller never sees or handles the product.

The seller typically lists the products on their website or online marketplace at a higher price than they pay the supplier.

The difference between the selling price and the supplier price is the seller's profit margin.

The seller only pays the supplier after the customer has made the purchase and paid for the item.

Dropshipping allows sellers to start an online business without investing in inventory.

It also allows sellers to test different products without committing to purchasing a large quantity upfront.

 Dropshipping requires careful management of supplier relationships and customer service.

It can be a profitable business model with low startup costs, but it also has its challenges and requires diligent research and planning.