What is blind shipping?
It is when the receiver or the shipper do not know the other party.
How does blind shipping work?
Bling shipping takes place when, for example, a factory receives an order from a retailer, and they send the goods directly to the customer, but with the retailer’s labels on it .
When both parties do not know each other, it's called double-blind shipping .
How do these transactions take place?
Often, third parties control such shipments and ensure the goods move from origin to destination smoothly.
How does it work exactly? A quick example:
Blind shipping to the rescue!
This way, the supplier's information is now removed from the delivery process, and Rachel would never know.
But, the supplier still has the customer’s details.
In the future, the supplier can contact Rachel directly. In this case, a double-blind shipment would be best.
How would double-blind shipping work?
Is blind shipping the same as dropshipping?
Sort of. The key element is the anonymity of the supplier.
In blind shipping, the supplier still sends the product directly to the customer, but they hide their identity so that the customer does not know who they are.
What is dropshipping?
Dropshipping is when the sellers do not own inventory. So, when they get a new order, they forward it to their supplier, and the supplier ships the product to the customer directly.
Rajitha Reniguntla is a supply chain enthusiast from Hong Kong. With a curious mind, she's an avid learner carrying a knack for exploring and breaking down complex ideas. She loves to learn about new things and always aims to enhance the customer experience. Outside of work, she enjoys cycling, doodling and listening to podcasts!