Here are some expressions commonly used in discussing buying and selling matters.
B2B/BTB - the exchange of services, information and/or products from one business to another, as opposed to between a business and a consumer B2C/BTC - the exchange of services, information and/or products from a business to a consumer, as opposed to between one business and another buy - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction buyer - a person who buys, a purchaser buying power - purchasing power, it refers to the amount of goods and services a given amount of money -- or, more generally, liquid assets -- can buy cash purchase - a purchase made for cash as distinct from a credit purchase cash sale - a sale in which payment must be made in cash at the time and place that the buyer receives the goods unless there is a prior agreement between the parties for a sale on credit clearance sale - a sale to reduce inventory goods inwards - receipt of goods, incoming goods goods outwards - goods issue hire purchase - a form of finance where the borrower agrees to pay for goods on an instalment basis, the legal ownership of which passes to the borrower only when the goods have been paid for international trade - trade between two or more partners from different countries (an exporter and an importer) order form - a form to use when placing an order paperwork - work that involves handling papers: forms or letters or reports etc. password - a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group PIN - a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts point of sale or POS - of or relating to or being the location where something is purchased proforma invoice - a legal document between the supplier and the customer to describe the details of a certain commodity. It is needed for all international non document shipments, and is used for the customs in the country of destination to determine the customs value retail - the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale sales pitch - promotion by means of an argument and demonstration, sales talk telesales or telemarketing - the advertising or selling of goods or services by telephone value - the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else wholesale - the selling of goods to merchants; usually in large quantities for resale to consumers
Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.
Purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents seek to obtain the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible purchase cost for the employers. A hire purchase agreement allows the hire purchaser sole use of an asset for a period after which they have the right to buy them, often for a small amount. You get 5% discount on cash purchase of books, CDs, DVDs, and gift items. Jeremy Peters works as a supervisor in the goods inwards department of an international electronics company. Below is a detailed step-by-step guide to help you complete a pro-forma invoice correctly. The most effective sales pitches are those that are well prepared and delivered with confidence. Buy by phone through our telesales team who´ll help you find the right mobile package. Instead of keeping items in our warehouse collecting dust, we are placing them here for a clearance sale at significantly marked-down prices. If you receive a PIN, you agree to not disclose or share your PIN with anyone. Alternatively, you can print out the order form when complete and either fax with card details or send by post, with a cheque for the full amount. Your password will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address you registered with the system.