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mail order

noun [U] ( also mail-order)
 
 
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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]
Translations of “mail order”
in Chinese (Traditional) 郵購…
in Russian заказ товаров по почте…
in Turkish posta ile alışveriş/sipariş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邮购…
in Polish sprzedaż wysyłkowa…
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