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e-tailer

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːteɪlə
 
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Definition of e-tailer in English:

noun

( trademark in the US)
A retailer selling goods via electronic transactions on the Internet.
Example sentences
  • This easy way to avoid sales tax is one reason for the enormous popularity of mail order in the US and it means that US Internet e-tailers are used to not collecting sales tax too often.
  • When the Seattle-based e-tailer, which sells IT kit including software, printers and computer components, realised what had happened it cancelled the orders.
  • Another indication that this is the case comes from the terms that credit card companies give e-tailers.

Origin

1990s: blend of e-2 and retailer (see retail).

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