WHAT IS BLIND SHIPPING?
Shippers send a blind shipment when a third party handles the warehousing and delivery of the product and the shipper does not want the end customer to know a third party was involved. The bill of lading (BOL) will show the shipper’s name and address rather than that of the third party. Shipping blind is important to some companies.
WHY SHIP BLIND?
Let’s say you license your salad dressings to other companies. They receive the ingredients and then mix and bottle them before selling them to their own customers. You don’t stock the ingredients in your own place of business and don’t want to mess with the shipping. You have the wholesaler of these ingredients ship them directly to your licensee. By using blind shipments, you keep the licensee in the dark about the name and address of the wholesaler, so you don’t have to worry about them cutting you out and going directly to the distributor..