- A retailer’s order for a product which is temporarily out of stock with the supplier: the phone I wanted was on back orderMore example sentences
- You will have the choice to cancel your order, place a back order or choose an alternative.
- Anticipating a surge in demand next week, gun stores already have stocks on back order.
- For consumable items, the planned number is 8,460 back orders.
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- Place an order for (a product) which is temporarily out of stock: the taps can be back-ordered and take up to three months for deliveryMore example sentences
- The dealer claims the factory is back ordering parts.
- A retailer will back-order, say, six copies of something.
- In May 2001, there were more than 32,000 consumable units back ordered against end items or higher assemblies in an awaiting parts status.