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mail order

noun [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.
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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