mail-order buying
mail-order buying mail-order buying, mail-order mail-order . The buying and selling of goods to be shipped from the vendor through the mail to the purchaser. Information about to be purchased may be found in catalogs, advertisements, on the web, etc., and purchase orders transmitted to the vendor by mail, telephone, or internet connection. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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