The business or entity shipping the product. This can be a factory, distribution center, or drop ship origin location.
The consignor is responsible for packing the goods and obtaining any necessary documentation for shipping, as well as arranging transportation of goods to the port and onto the carrier, and payment of all freight costs. He or she may also be responsible for obtaining insurance for the shipment, as agreed to with the customer. When shipping internationally, the consignor is also the exporter of record (or, in the U.S., it is often the U.S. principal party of interest).