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Retail vs. Trade

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Main Difference

The main difference between Retail and Trade is that the Retail is a sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the end-user and Trade is a Exchange of goods and services.

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  • Retail (noun)

    The sale of goods directly to the consumer, encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them.

    "She works in retail."

  • Retail (noun)

    Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.

    "I never pay retail for clothes."

  • Retail (adjective)

    Of or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.

  • Retail (adverb)

    Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.

    "We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now."

  • Retail (verb)

    To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.

  • Retail (verb)

    To sell secondhand, or in broken parts.

  • Retail (verb)

    To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.

  • Trade (noun)

    Buying and selling of goods and services on a market.

    "commerce"

  • Trade (noun)

    A particular instance of buying or selling.

    "I did no trades with them once the rumors started."

    "deal|barter"

  • Trade (noun)

    An instance of bartering items in exchange for one another.

  • Trade (noun)

    Those who perform a particular kind of skilled work.

    "The skilled trades were the first to organize modern labor unions."

    "business"

  • Trade (noun)

    Those engaged in an industry or group of related industries.

    "It is not a retail showroom. It is only for the trade."

  • Trade (noun)

    The skilled practice of a practical occupation.

    "He learned his trade as an apprentice."

    "craft"

  • Trade (noun)

    An occupation in the secondary sector; as opposed to an agricultural, professional or military one.

    "After failing his entrance exams, he decided to go into a trade."

    "Most veterans went into trade when the war ended."

  • Trade (noun)

    The business given to a commercial establishment by its customers.

    "Even before noon there was considerable trade."

    "patronage"

  • Trade (noun)

    Steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator.

    "They rode the trades going west."

  • Trade (noun)

    A publication intended for participants in an industry or related group of industries.

    "Rumors about layoffs are all over the trades."

  • Trade (noun)

    A brief sexual encounter.

    "Josh picked up some trade last night."

  • Trade (noun)

    Instruments of any occupation.

  • Trade (noun)

    Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

  • Trade (noun)

    A track or trail; a way; a path; passage.

  • Trade (noun)

    Course; custom; practice; occupation.

  • Trade (verb)

    To engage in trade

    "This company trades in precious metal."

    "deal"

  • Trade (verb)

    To be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions.

  • Trade (verb)

    To give (something) in exchange for.

    "Will you trade your precious watch for my earring?"

    "exchange|swap|switch"

  • Trade (verb)

    To give someone a plant and receive a different one in return.

  • Trade (verb)

    To do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood.

    "do business"

  • Trade (verb)

    To have dealings; to be concerned or associated (with).

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  • Retail (noun)

    the sale of goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale

    "the retail trade"

  • Retail (adverb)

    being sold by retail or at a retail price

    "it is not yet available retail"

  • Retail (verb)

    sell (goods) to the public by retail

    "the difficulties in retailing the new products"

  • Retail (verb)

    (of goods) be sold by retail for (a specified price)

    "the product retails for around £20"

  • Retail (verb)

    relate or repeat (a story) in detail

    "his inimitable way of retailing a diverting anecdote"

  • Trade (noun)

    the action of buying and selling goods and services

    "a significant increase in foreign trade"

    "a move to ban all trade in ivory"

  • Trade (noun)

    the practice of making one's living in business, as opposed to in a profession or from unearned income

    "the aristocratic classes were contemptuous of those in trade"

  • Trade (noun)

    (in sport) a transfer

    "players can demand a trade after five years of service"

  • Trade (noun)

    a job requiring manual skills and special training

    "the fundamentals of the construction trade"

    "he's a carpenter by trade"

  • Trade (noun)

    the people engaged in a particular area of business

    "in the trade this sort of computer is called ‘a client-based system’"

  • Trade (noun)

    people licensed to sell alcoholic drink.

  • Trade (noun)

    a trade wind

    "the north-east trades"

  • Trade (verb)

    buy and sell goods and services

    "middlemen trading in luxury goods"

  • Trade (verb)

    buy or sell (a particular item or product)

    "she has traded millions of dollars' worth of metals"

  • Trade (verb)

    (especially of shares or currency) be bought and sold at a specified price

    "the dollar was trading where it was in January"

  • Trade (verb)

    exchange (something) for something else, typically as a commercial transaction

    "they trade mud-shark livers for fish oil"

  • Trade (verb)

    give and receive (something, typically insults or blows)

    "they traded a few punches"

  • Trade (verb)

    transfer (a player) to another team

    "would his behaviour cause them to trade him?"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Retail (noun)

    The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; - opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand.

  • Retail (adjective)

    Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.

  • Retail

    To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.

  • Retail

    To sell at second hand.

  • Retail

    To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander.

  • Trade (noun)

    A track; a trail; a way; a path; also, passage; travel; resort.

  • Trade (noun)

    Course; custom; practice; occupation; employment.

  • Trade (noun)

    Business of any kind; matter of mutual consideration; affair; dealing.

  • Trade (noun)

    Specifically: The act or business of exchanging commodities by barter, or by buying and selling for money; commerce; traffic; barter.

  • Trade (noun)

    The business which a person has learned, and which he engages in, for procuring subsistence, or for profit; occupation; especially, mechanical employment as distinguished from the liberal arts, the learned professions, and agriculture; as, we speak of the trade of a smith, of a carpenter, or mason, but not now of the trade of a farmer, or a lawyer, or a physician.

  • Trade (noun)

    Instruments of any occupation.

  • Trade (noun)

    A company of men engaged in the same occupation; thus, booksellers and publishers speak of the customs of the trade, and are collectively designated as the trade.

  • Trade (noun)

    The trade winds.

  • Trade (noun)

    Refuse or rubbish from a mine.

  • Trade (verb)

    To barter, or to buy and sell; to be engaged in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods, wares, merchandise, or anything else; to traffic; to bargain; to carry on commerce as a business.

  • Trade (verb)

    To buy and sell or exchange property in a single instance.

  • Trade (verb)

    To have dealings; to be concerned or associated; - usually followed by with.

  • Trade

    To sell or exchange in commerce; to barter.

  • Trade

    imp. of Tread.

Webster Dictionary
  • Retail (noun)

    the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale

  • Retail (verb)

    be sold at the retail level;

    "These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"

  • Retail (verb)

    sell on the retail market

  • Retail (adjective)

    selling or related to selling direct to the consumer;

    "retail trade"

    "retail business"

    "retail price"

  • Retail (adverb)

    at a retail price;

    "I'll sell it to you retail only"

  • Trade (noun)

    the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services;

    "Venice was an important center of trade with the East"

    "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"

  • Trade (noun)

    people who perform a particular kind of skilled work;

    "he represented the craft of brewers"

    "as they say in the trade"

  • Trade (noun)

    an equal exchange;

    "we had no money so we had to live by barter"

  • Trade (noun)

    the skilled practice of a practical occupation;

    "he learned his trade as an apprentice"

  • Trade (noun)

    a particular instance of buying or selling;

    "it was a package deal"

    "I had no further trade with him"

    "he's a master of the business deal"

  • Trade (noun)

    the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers;

    "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"

  • Trade (noun)

    steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator;

    "they rode the trade winds going west"

  • Trade (verb)

    engage in the trade of;

    "he is merchandising telephone sets"

  • Trade (verb)

    turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase;

    "trade in an old car for a new one"

  • Trade (verb)

    be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions;

    "The stock traded around $20 a share"

  • Trade (verb)

    exchange or give (something) in exchange for

  • Trade (verb)

    do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood;

    "She deals in gold"

    "The brothers sell shoes"

  • Trade (adjective)

    relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce;

    "a trade fair"

    "trade journals"

    "trade goods"

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