Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if dropshipping permissible if one operates a store.
Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh.
Dropshipping is where you may have a store, then the customer places the order. You then go to your supplier to send the product to the customer. You never own the product or see the product, so I am wondering if this is permissible within Islam?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.
This is perfectly fine with generic items as it constitutes a salam contract. You couldn’t do that with something specific, like a specific used iphone, or a specific antique item. (Minhaj al-Talibin)
I pray this helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.