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"mail order" in British English

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mail ordernoun [U]

uk   /ˈmeɪl ˌɔː.dər/  us   /ˈmeɪl ˌɔːr.dɚ/
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mail ordernoun [U]

 us   /ˈmeɪl ˌɔr·dər/
a way of shopping in which you send payment and a form showing the product you want to buy to the company who makes the product, and it sends the product to you: I often buy clothes by mail order.
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mail order" in Business English

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mail ordernoun [U]

(also mail-order) uk   us   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]
Mail-ordered goods accounted for much of the increase in sales.
(Definition of mail order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mail order”
in Chinese (Simplified) 邮购…
in Turkish posta ile alışveriş/sipariş…
in Russian заказ товаров по почте…
in Chinese (Traditional) 郵購…
in Polish sprzedaż wysyłkowa…
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