Bluember has taken drop shipping sites in India to altogether another level. It is one of the first automated dropshipping websites in India. It basically acts as a connector between the dropship seller and the re-sellers. It provides options for sellers to the retailer for his product. While the e-retailer gets to choose his own source from where he wishes to procure the commodities, bluember takes care of the inventory and order part. Thus we can conclude that while the seller gets to make his own store, the task of maintenance is left with bluember. The main goal of the organisation is to provide drop shipping opportunities to the sellers without any inconvenience.
The main pros of the website are-
• It is India’s one of the finest automated drop shipping sites. Thus it has an evident advantage of early start which puts it way ahead of its competitors.
• The user interface and the website design is so simple that it makes very easy even for a beginner to understand and comprehend very easily what the website does.
• The website becomes a one-stop solution for all the dropship sellers to find a distribution channel and for the e-retailers, it has become the destination to obtain verified and genuine suppliers.
• It provides white label branding, which means the drop ship seller’s name is no-where mentioned on the packaging giving the right to the e-retailers to keep the names of the sellers hidden from the customers.
The main disadvantages of the website are-
• Since the company does not have an exposure of operating internationally, it is not well equipped as of now to dropship orders worldwide. This acts as a barrier when an e-retailer wants to get its products delivered to any corner of the world.
• This website is not well integrated with all the major e-commerce websites in the world. Thus if an e-retailer sets up its own store with the aid of bluember, its products are not automatically listed on the e-commerce websites.
Hothaat is founded in 2012 and led by a team of professionally qualified, young and efficient managers. Hothaat is one of the newest and most popular drop shipping sites in India. Hothaat works a bit differently than the conventional dropship websites. Hothaat is in continuous search for products which are largely in demand and sorts out the best manufacturers or sellers for that particular product. After all its basic research and analysis is done, hothaat then creates a platform for the e-retailer to choose and sell these products online. The e-retailer then sells the various products on various e-commerce websites at a price they deem fit, thus making a profit out of the transaction. The edge of hothaat is that instead of calling out the manufacturers or the sellers to list their products on their website, they focus more on researching and finding out themselves that which products sold by which seller is currently in demand by the consumers and can let the e-retailers to earn a profit. Thus the research that has to conduct on the retailer’s part is done by hothaat itself
The main advantages of hothaat are-
• Hothaat takes all the trouble to find out the best selling products and the best sellers from which they can be procured. Since the research part is already thoroughly taken care of by hothaat, the e-retailer selling the products of hothaat are bound to make good profits.
• Hothaat has a well-developed system which enables the seller to directly export the details of the products sold by him to the e-commerce giants like eBay, Amazon, Shopify etc. which lets the seller sell the products without much of a hassle.
The main cons of hothaat are-
• The working principles of the website have not been fully elaborated, thus leaving the e-retailer in confusion regarding the working methodologies of the website.
• The payment partners, the frequently asked questions, none of the information was very well found on the website, creating a sort of discomfort in the minds of the e-retailer before he begins his venture with hothaat.
As claimed on the website, baapstore is the first website in India which is wholly dedicated to drop shipping. Baapstore provides a huge list of various kinds of commodities to be drop shipped. Baapstore lets the seller build its own store and even helps in integration of the store with other e-commerce giants.
The main advantages of the website are-
• The products are very well categorized and help the sellers to easily choose and engage into dropship business of different products.
• It helps the seller to fully customize their store according to their own preferences even letting the seller choose the different currency for their stores.
The main disadvantages of baapstore website are-
• The details about warehouses and inventory management were not written clearly on the website.
• The membership charges may seem too much for any new dropship electronics seller who wishes to start his online store with baapstore.