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English definition of “external customer”

external customer

noun [C]    
COMMERCE a customer of a product or service who is not an employee or part of the company that supplies it: Some 78% of the brewery's sales are to external customers , which means it is not relying on volume in its own pubs , and that sales through supermarkets are improving . → Compare internal customer
(Definition of external customer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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