Define: Wholesaler

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Definition: Wholesaler


Quick Summary of Wholesaler


Person or firm that buys a large number of goods from various producers or vendors, warehouses them and resells to retailers.



What is the dictionary definition of Wholesaler?

Dictionary Definition


A person or company that buys merchandise from manufacturers, importers, or distributors and resells the merchandise to retail businesses and to business and institutional end-users.

A distributor or salesman who sells mainly to banks, brokerage firms, and financial advisors rather than consumers.


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Full Definition of Wholesaler


Person or firm that buys a large number of goods from various producers or vendors, warehouses them and resells to retailers.

  • Internal Wholesaler works with sales managers and regional wholesalers to develop specific sales strategies, provide support to external sales, and is responsible for identifying new opportunities.
  • External Wholesaler is responsible for increasing product visibility through promotion as well as increasing product sales.

Wholesalers who carry only non-competing goods or lines are called distributors.


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Synonyms For Wholesaler


jobber, distributor, dealer, middleman, wholesale


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Wholesaler are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January 2020.