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[NED] 	handelsbedrijf 
[ENG] 	trading company; trade company
 	wholesale companies
 	wholesale company
 	(global) B2B trader
 	(1) importers/wholesalers + (2) shops / large end customers
[REM] 	•
Trading companies are businesses working with different kinds of products which are sold for consumer, 
business or government purposes. Trading companies buy a specialized range of products, 
maintain a stock or a shop, and deliver products to customers.

Different kinds of practical conditions make for many kinds of business. 
Usually TWO KINDS of businesses are defined in trading.

(1) **Importers or wholesalers** maintain a stock and deliver products to (2) **shops or large end customers**. 
They work in a large geographical area, while their customers, the shops, 
work in smaller areas and often in just a small neighbourhood.

Today "trading company" mainly refers to global B2B traders, highly specialized in one goods category 
and with a strong logistic organization. Changes in practical conditions such as faster distribution, 
computing and modern marketing have led to changes in their business models.


wordbook/terms/handelsbedrijf.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/10 18:11 (external edit)