Q: Is the trading concept of ‘Drop Shipping’ permissible? If yes, please provide some tips/advice on the correct methods to use as a Muslim trader. There are a few issues that can occur. Examples:
-Seller does not have physical stock of the item.
-Seller does not see the condition of the item (as it goes directly to the customer).
-Seller may realize that the supplier is out of stock on an item after the customer makes a purchase.
Your assistance will greatly be appreciated.
A: To sell a commodity that is not in your custody is impermissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.