point of sale

[ point-uhv-seyl ]
/ ˈpɔɪnt əvˈseɪl /

noun, plural points of sale.

the store, dealer, or other retail outlet where an item is sold: from manufacturer to point of sale.

adjective point-of-sale

designating or in use at a point of sale, cashier's desk, or checkout counter; point-of-purchase.
(in retailing) of or relating to a customer-checkout system that uses automated devices linked to a computer, as a terminal (point-of-sale terminal ) that directly transmits sales data as part of a computerized system for accounting and inventory control. Abbreviations: POS, P.O.S.

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Origin of point of sale

First recorded in 1840–45
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point of sale

noun

(in retail distribution) the place at which a sale is madeAbbreviation: POS
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