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English definition of “independent distributor”

independent distributor

noun [C]     COMMERCE
an organization that sells and delivers another company's goods to stores and other companies : the leading independent distributor of silent films in the US
a person who sells a company's products directly to customers , receiving a payment from the company for the amount of goods sold : Our cosmetics are sold by a network of 2 million independent distributors .
(Definition of independent distributor noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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