Once you find products and order the item, the dropship suppliers, that is the person who is physically storing the product that you want to buy, will get it delivered to you. This way, the seller gets his item sold online, through higher visibility, while the online store, gets a commission. The commission is low enough for sellers to consider dropshipping model at websites like eBay , Shopify and AliExpress whereas, once you take into account, the number of products being sold in this manner, the online marketplace is earning quite a bit, by letting sellers take advantage of its platform, to reach out to the larger crowd. However, different e commerce business stores list down their own set of rules for its sellers. Basically, the seller must get an item, that they list on the intermediary’s website, delivered within a stipulated period of time, once it is ordered. Also, in case that a damaged item is delivered, or the item’s features does not match the online listing, the seller is forced to take the item back. These are some basic rules that most of us know of (such as the eBay guarantee). There are more, but we will not go into the intricate nuances. The main difference between dropshipping and the usual retail model is that the seller here does not own the inventory. Instead, he buys them from a third party, as and when needed. So for him, the risks are much lower.