Consignment Shop

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Definition: Consignment Shop

Quick Summary of Consignment Shop

A Consignment shop is a specific type of shop, usually second-hand, that sells used goods on the behalf of the owners of the products.

What is the dictionary definition of Consignment Shop?

Dictionary Definition

“Consignment shop” is a US term for a specific type of shops, usually second-hand, that sell used goods for owners (consignors), typically at a lower cost than new goods.

In consignment shops, it is usually understood that the consignee (the seller) pays the consignor (the person who owns the item) a portion of the proceeds from the sale.

Payment is not made until and unless the item sells.

Full Definition of Consignment Shop

A Consignment shop is a retail store that specialises in consignment sales. Consignment shops provide customers with a place to display and sell their merchandise. The consignment shop decides what items to sell and at what price. After a sale has been completed, the consignment shop and the owner share the profits. If an item does not sell after a certain period of time, the owner has the ability to reacquire the merchandise from the consignment shop.

Synonyms For Consignment Shop

thrift shop, op shop, charity shop, thrift store, second-hand shop

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Consignment Shop are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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