Typically employed by TV shopping channels. The channel may stipulate that featured merchandise be stored and distributed at designated fulfillment facilities across the country that have been inspected and monitored and found to be highly qualified. Alternatively, the channel might simply require that the featured goods be on hand at the channel's central warehouse prior to airtime.
The shipping of merchandise from a supplier directly to a retail store's customer, to minimize inventory and administrative costs.
a method of transporting goods from a supplier to a third party (the customer) under a second party's label or address so that it appears as though the product came from the second party and not the supplier.