How to Use Amazon as a Dropshipper

By Tara Cantore

Drop shipping companies are responsible for preparing, shipping and delivering orders to a buyer. Although Amazon is not a traditional drop shipping company, they often offer significantly lower prices on a wide variety of items than any of their competitors. Companies who market on auctions or offer offline catalog services can sometimes make a profit by using a lower-priced Amazon order to fulfill a client's purchase.

Place your item for sale on your storefront and wait for a buyer to purchase it.

Review the payment for fraud. Calling the client's phone number or waiting for payment to clear can be a good way of minimizing the risk of being cheated.

Record the buyer's address and shipping address.

Place a new order on using your account. Use your billing information only. Buying the item using your customer's credit card is considered fraud.

Choose a "gift" shipment and designate your customer as the recipient, using their address as the delivery address.

Complete the checkout. You will receive a tracking number that you can pass along to your buyer to track their order.