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merchant

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɜːtʃənt/ COMMERCE
a person or business that buys and sells products in large amounts for profit, often trading with other countries: grain/cotton/wine merchants
a business that sells directly to the public either from a store or through the internet: Experienced merchants said that the fee structure for accepting cards is confusing. Local merchants experienced a revenue boost in the lead up to Thanksgiving. Most online merchants will email you an order confirmation with details of your purchase.
→  See also futures commission merchant , mass merchant , retail merchant , retailer
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