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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.
wholesaling in Czech: Velkoobchod
wholesaling in German: Großhandel
wholesaling in Spanish: Mayorista
wholesaling in Esperanto: Pogranda komerco
wholesaling in French: Commerce de gros
wholesaling in Italian: Commercio all'ingrosso
wholesaling in Hebrew: סיטונאות
wholesaling in Lithuanian: Didmeninė prekyba
wholesaling in Dutch: Groothandel
wholesaling in Japanese: 卸売
wholesaling in Norwegian: Grossist
wholesaling in Polish: Hurt
wholesaling in Portuguese: Atacado
wholesaling in Finnish: Tukkukauppa
wholesaling in Swedish: Partihandel
wholesaling in Vietnamese: Bán buôn
wholesaling in Ukrainian: Гуртова торгівля
wholesaling in Chinese: 批發
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