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mail order

noun [U] (also mail-order)
 
 
COMMERCE
a way of buying goods in which you choose what you want, usually from a catalogue or from a website, and it is sent to you by mail: There are three methods of buying meat: supermarkets, butchers, and mail order.through/by mail order She started a business selling clothes by mail order.mail order business/company/supplier Our mail order business is slowly taking over our in-store sales. mail-order clothes/cosmetics/plants For mail order sales call this number.
mail-order verb [T]
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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