Definitely keeps operational costs to a minimum. Also there are many supply chain management companies out there who can help you set up and manage logistics.
FreightCenter partners with eCommerce shops that ship large or heavy items. Through a mix of technology (light web-based software integration - simpler than it sounds) and expert advice/customer support, FreightCenter greatly simplifies the entire freight shipping process.
I have dropshipped furniture from SaleHoo Suppliers before and it worked out pretty well. The main reason that I stopped doing it is because the returns are an ABSOLUTE nightmare. They aren't small packages and stuff.. ya know? Still..still it was profitable, there are just other products that are big ticket items that you can make just as much money on and not have to worry about returns. Power tools and equipment for example are very profitable.