What is a Blind Shipment?
A blind shipment is when a buyer does not know who or where his goods were originally shipped from. That means, the buyer receives the goods ordered with beliefs that they were sent by the distributor/company he ordered from.
In this type of shipment, the shipper sends the shipment directly to the buyer without disclosing his identity. Instead, the information of the distributor is put on the goods label.
This type of shipment is mostly requested by the distributor who wants the name of the shipper or manufacturing company concealed. For this, the buyer is completely ‘blind’ and unaware of who exactly shipped the goods.
The reasons for blind shipment
The distributor has several reasons for concealing the identity of the shipper. One of the reasons is to prevent direct contact between the shipper and the buyer. Another reason is to avoid a situation of letting the buyer know that the goods are third party products.
In some cases, the distributor may use “double blind shipment.” And this means that both the shipper and the buyer are not aware of themselves. That is, the shipper does not know the identity of whom he is shipping to likewise the buyer.