on consignment
phrasal shipped to a dealer who pays only for what is sold and who may return what is unsold <
goods shipped on consignment
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on consignment — Goods imported for post importation sale in the European Union ( EU) where the value of the sale is not known at the time of importation. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * on consignment ► goods that are on consignment to a store, etc. are only …   Financial and business terms

  • on consignment — adjective (or adverb) : shipped to a dealer who acts as agent (as for a manufacturer) to sell, auction, or exhibit with the agreement that he may take title to and pay for what he sells, that he must remit the proceeds of sales less commission to …   Useful english dictionary

  • on consignment — See consignment …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • on consignment — idi bus (of goods) sent to a reseller who pays only for what is sold and who may return anything unsold …   From formal English to slang

  • goods on consignment — plural noun (marketing) Goods delivered to an agent by a principal and sold on behalf of the principal • • • Main Entry: ↑good …   Useful english dictionary

  • consignment account — ➔ account1 * * * consignment account UK US noun [C] ► COMMERCE an account for goods that is sent to a person or company that is not the owner but is responsible for selling them or returning them to the owner if they are not sold: »The value of… …   Financial and business terms

  • consignment — [kən sīn′mənt] n. 1. a consigning or being consigned 2. something consigned; esp., a shipment of goods sent to a dealer for sale or safekeeping on consignment shipped or turned over to a dealer for sale, with payment to the owner to follow sale …   English World dictionary

  • consignment — (1) (adj.) Goods or inventory that are held by a selling agent, wholesaler, or reseller until the goods are either sold or returned to the seller. (2) (v.) The physical transfer of goods from a seller/consignor who retains title to a consignee… …   Financial and business terms

  • consignment — con|sign|ment [kənˈsaınmənt] n 1.) a quantity of goods that are sent somewhere, especially in order to be sold consignment of ▪ a large consignment of clothes 2.) on consignment goods that are on consignment are being sold for someone else for a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • consignment — /kən saɪnmənt/ noun 1. the sending of goods to someone who will sell them for you ♦ goods on consignment goods kept for another company to be sold on their behalf for a commission 2. a group of goods sent for sale ● A consignment of goods has… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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