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wholesaler n : someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers [syn: jobber, middleman]



  1. a person or company that sells goods wholesale is a middleman that buys its merchandise from a third party supplier and resells the merchandise to retail businesses or the end consumer. A wholesaler normally does not sell to other wholesalers.


person or company that sells goods wholesale
Wholesaling is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users, or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.
According to the United Nations Statistics Division, "wholesale" is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to, such persons or companies. Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots.
Many online auction websites such as eBay are now providing wholesalers through a wholesale list, generally, the lists that require a fee to view, may not be updated frequently, the data may be old, and the companies listed may no longer be in business. While this may also be the case with a free list, since there is no investment, nothing has been risked, or lost as the retailer searches for new trading partners.
wholesaler in Czech: Velkoobchod
wholesaler in German: Großhandel
wholesaler in Spanish: Mayorista
wholesaler in Esperanto: Pogranda komerco
wholesaler in French: Commerce de gros
wholesaler in Italian: Commercio all'ingrosso
wholesaler in Hebrew: סיטונאות
wholesaler in Lithuanian: Didmeninė prekyba
wholesaler in Dutch: Groothandel
wholesaler in Japanese: 卸売
wholesaler in Norwegian: Grossist
wholesaler in Polish: Hurt
wholesaler in Portuguese: Atacado
wholesaler in Finnish: Tukkukauppa
wholesaler in Swedish: Partihandel
wholesaler in Vietnamese: Bán buôn
wholesaler in Ukrainian: Гуртова торгівля
wholesaler in Chinese: 批發
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