Origin of retail
OTHER WORDS FROM retailre·tail·er, nounnon·re·tail, adjectivenon·re·tail·er, noun
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What does retail mean?
Retail is the sale of goods to the person who will actually use the goods. It is often used to describe the consumer goods industry, as in Jade worked in retail over the summer break to earn money for school.
Retail is also used to describe something related to sales at retail, as in While the wholesale price is low, the retail price is much higher because the store’s rent is also very high.
To retail is to sell directly to the consumer or to be sold at retail.
Example: The retail store down the road has a sale on all sorts of good stuff today.
Where does retail come from?
The first records of the term retail come from around 1375. It ultimately comes from the Old French retailler, meaning “to cut.” Because retail is selling to an individual user, the seller is selling a cut of the goods they bought in bulk, that is, at wholesale.
Retail is most commonly used in reference to stores, often those that are large and sell many types of retail items. Retail can also describe a price, such as the price that something would sell at a retail store. Retail almost always refers to the sale of goods. When shopping online first became possible, many people used e-tail as a way to describe “electronic retail.” E-tail is not commonly used anymore.
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What are some other forms related to retail?
- retailer (noun)
- nonretail (adjective)
- retailing (noun)
What are some synonyms for retail?
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How is retail used in real life?
Retail is commonly used in business to refer to selling directly to the consumer.
// depends on the job and the season: retail during the holidays? Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy… waterpark during the summer? pic.twitter.com/jj6HNxarTI
— 𝕰𝖑𝖘𝖆 𝕾𝖈𝖍𝖓𝖊𝖊 ❄ (RWBY AU) (@SpiritoftheIce) October 14, 2021
Sending love to everyone working retail and customer service today.
People out there acting like y’all are the reason they waited til the absolute last moment to do their Christmas shopping.
— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@PhillyD) December 24, 2019
Try using retail!
Is retail used correctly in the following sentence?
A device with those components would retail for about $500.
How to use retail in a sentence
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He noted that some retail stores that benefit from Christmas sales still instruct employees to wish customers “Happy Holidays.”A Field General in the War on Christmas|David Freedlander|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am frightened by how much of this is caused by organized retail crime.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Total approximate retail value of all prizes awarded is $ 3899.97.
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I want to see the sort of thing happening to schools that has already happened to many sorts of retail shops.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Five years later he was drawing a large salary, and at the age of thirty he had opened a retail drug store of his own.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
This levelling spirit is gradually converting the historic Walled City into a busy retail trading-centre.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
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He would retail his exciting experiences as a pugilist and a drunkard with much gusto.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills