HOW IS BLIND SHIPPING DIFFERENT
FROM DROP SHIPPING?
Blind shipping and drop shipping are similar in the following ways:
- The seller (shipper) does not want to warehouse or store inventory of their product
- The seller also does not want to manage order shipping and handling.
- The details of the order are sent to the manufacturer or a distributor (third-party company like Amazon®).
But blind shipping differs from drop shipping in that in blind shipping the third-party warehouse or distributor is not mentioned on the shipping documents for business reasons, and that’s a very big difference.
WHAT IS A DOUBLE-BLIND SHIPMENT?
When the shipper is blind to the end-customer’s address, the shipment is considered double blind. In the scenario where the shipper and the end customer are clients of the third-party, both the origin location and destination are unknown to any side but the third-party. A third-party or distributor will ship double blind when they do not want the shipper to obtain the contact information for the end customer (consignee).