Retail Definitions, Terms and Abbreviations 101 (2023)

Retail definitions you should know:

1. Anchor store

An anchor store is one of the largest — if not the largest — retail stores in a shopping center or mall. This department store or grocery store helps drive foot traffic, making it a great neighbor for smaller retailers. Also known as a draw tenant, anchor tenant, or key tenant.

2. Augmented reality (AR)

This principle is about supplementing the user’s physical world with virtual things, so they appear to be in the same environment. In retail it can be used in shoppable catalogs, apps that let you see in-store deals by using your phone’s camera, virtual fitting rooms, and more.

3. ATS

This is the acronym for average transaction size, or the average amount spent by a customer in a single transaction or purchase. It is calculated by dividing the total dollar value of sales during a given time by the number of transactions during that time. This metric is a valuable way to determine whether the size of your sales is growing — ideally, you want increasingly larger sales over time.

4. ATV

This stands for average transaction value. Like ATS, this is the average amount customers spend every time they make a purchase.

5. Bar code

A machine-readable code, which has alternating dark and light bars. The spacing between the bars signals to the reader what the numerical code is. Bar codes can be universal product code (UPC) or any other numerical format. Bar codes help you track inventory going in and out of the store.

6. Backorder

When a specific quantity of an item could not be filled by the requested date, it’s on backorder.

7. Big-box store

Like the name says, this is a large store that’s usually part of a major retail chain. Target and Best Buy are big-box stores.

8. Big data

This refers to a massive data set that is so large you would need a sophisticated program — or a data scientist — to make sense of it. When you’re looking at big data (like census information or tweets), you’re looking to analyze customer behaviors, demographics, social information, and more.

9. Brick and click

This term is used for retailers that integrate their e-commerce site and their traditional brick-and-mortar stores. When the two are integrated, it allows you to provide seamless web-to-store services, like buy online pick up in store and buy online return in store.

10. Bulk

The classic definition refers to distributing raw materials (such as coal, iron, and grains) that are stored and transported in large quantities. The term may have a variety of definitions based on industry. It could mean buying a large quantity of a single item or it could refer to the storage area for pallets.

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11. Bundled pricing

Companies that bundle together a package of goods or services to sell for a lower price than they would charge if the customer bought all of those goods or services separately.

12. Card file

According to PCI-compliance standards, unsecured card files are generally a high-risk way to store and manage sensitive customer information. Learn more about storing credit cards securely.

13. Card on File (CoF)

Square offers CoF as a safe and secure (PCI-compliant) way to store customer payment information. This is the equivalent of a house account. It rewards your regular customers by creating a fast and easy checkout experience (whether they are in person or not). Square offers this feature as part of its POS.

14. Carrying cost

This can also be referred to as a holding cost. It is primarily made up of the cost associated with the inventory investment and storage cost.

15. Cashwrap

This is the main checkout area of a retail store, where retailers set up their POS and customers pay for items. Sometimes cashwraps have shelves with items that shoppers can pick up on their way out.

16. Chargeback

A chargeback happens when a customer disputes a charge from a business and asks the card issuer to reverse it. Credit card chargebacks are meant to protect consumers from unauthorized transactions, but they can mean lots of time and headaches for businesses. Learn more about chargebacks and how to prevent them.

17. Chargeback rebuttal letter

If a business wants to refute a chargeback, it might send a chargeback rebuttal letter to persuade the customer to withdraw the dispute. The letter would show evidence that the product was in fact delivered or that the service requested was rendered. Learn more about the kind of evidence you need to defend against non-fraud chargebacks.

18. Click and collect

This omnichannel feature allows customers who buy an item online to pick it up in the brick-and-mortar store; it’s also called buy online pick up in store, or BOPIS. Consumers love the ease and convenience of this feature, which allows them to avoid shipping costs and wait times. Over 50 percent of customers have used a service like this according to a JDA software survey.

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19. Cross merchandising

This refers to the retail practice of displaying products from different categories together to create add-on sales. You’ve seen this in a grocery store that puts soda, chips, dip — and all the other foods you’d need for a barbecue — in one area during the summer.

20. Clienteling

This term characterizes activities retailers use to build relationships with their customers. One of the most popular ways to do this is to collect and track customer data with customer relationship management (CRM) software that can then be used to create customized communication and shopping experiences.

21. Cloud POS

A cloud POS is a web-based point-of-sale system that lets you process payments through the internet, rather than on your local computer or servers. Learn more about the benefits of a web-based point-of-sale system.

22. Contactless payments

Contactless payments are powered by near field communication, or NFC. NFC-enabled cards or smartphones allow customers to pay for a purchase without touching the payment terminal — they just need to wave or tap. Mobile payments, like Apple Pay, are one of the more common types of contactless payments.

23. Consumer packaged goods

This describes products that are in a form that is ready for sale to the consumer. CPGs include non-durable goods like packaged foods and beverages and other consumables. They are often sold quickly and at a low cost.

24. Consignment merchandise

This is inventory that a retailer does not own or pay for until it’s sold. In a consignment arrangement, goods are left by an owner (consignor) in the possession of an agent (consignee) to sell them. The consignor continues to own the merchandise until it’s sold. Typically the agent, or consignee, receives a percentage of the revenue from the sale.

25. Convenience products

These are consumer products that are routinely purchased by customers, who usually give little thought or planning to them. They often appeal to a large target market.

26. Cost of goods sold

The accounting term used to describe the total value (or cost) of products sold during a given time period. Also referred to as COGS, this appears on the profit-and-loss statement and is used for calculating inventory turnover.

27. CRM

Customer relationship management is an online system for managing relationships with your current and prospective customers, and stores a directory of their information online. Learn more about what a CRM is.

28. Dead stock

Also known as dead inventory, it’s how retailers classify products that have never sold or have been in stock for a really long time. Sometimes dead stock is the result of seasonality (people don’t buy Christmas ornaments in May), while other times the stock just isn’t in demand — ever. Also called dead inventory, this is one thing no retailer wants to have. You can get rid of dead stock with sales and promotions, or you can avoid it all together with careful analysis.

29. DC

This is an acronym for a distribution center. A distribution center is a warehouse or specialized building that stores a set of products to be distributed to retailers (or directly to consumers).

30. Dog

This is retail slang for products that aren’t selling. Also sometimes to referred to as Dead stock.

31. Drop shipping

This refers to an arrangement between a retailer and a manufacturer in which the retailer transfers customer orders to the manufacturer, which then ships the products directly to the consumer. When using a drop shipping method, the retailer doesn’t keep the products in stock. The order and shipment information is just passed on to the manufacturer. Sometimes referred to as direct shipping.

32. Durable goods

These are products that can be used daily, but have a long, useful life expectancy. Examples are furniture, jewelry, and major appliances, such as dishwashers.

33. Dry storage

Though dry storage can have other meanings in different industries, in warehousing it is typically used to describe non-refrigerated storage of food products, such as canned and dry goods.

34. E-tailing

Short for electronic retailing, this is the practice of selling products on the internet. E-tailers range from the very big, like Zappos, to the small, like your local clothing boutique that also has an online store.

35. EMV

EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard, Visa. The technology is the global standard for credit cards that use computer chips to authenticate (and secure) chip-card transactions. Because this technology encrypts bank information, it’s much more secure than magstripe cards (which hold static information about the card holders). Learn more about EMV standards.

36. Endless aisle

This is a feature of a brick-and-mortar store that enables customers to browse and shop a retailer’s entire catalog. But, instead of stocking up on every item, the store can provide the entire catalog through a touchscreen or tablet.

37. Everyday low pricing (EDLP)

This is a product pricing strategy that promises consumers a consistently low price without comparison shopping or a sale.

38. Fast fashion

This is clothing that moves from the catwalk or fashion shows to stores quickly. The clothes represent the most recent trends. Stores like H&M and Zara have built their businesses on fast fashion.

39. Flash sales

These are sales that are available for a limited time. The huge discounts (we’re talking 50 percent off and up) entice consumers to buy, and the limited time frame — usually anywhere from several hours to a couple of days — forces them to act quickly. Some e-tailers, like Gilt or Zulily, have built their entire business on flash sales.

40. Forecast

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An estimation of future demand for products or services. Historical demand is used to calculate future demand, with adjustments for seasonality and trends.

41. FIFO (first in first out)

This is an inventory management cost strategy that assumes the first units of stock purchased are the first ones that are sold, regardless of whether or not they were. It’s a common way to calculate the value of inventory: If you assume the first inventory in (the older inventory) is the first out, then the cost of the older inventory is assigned to the cost of goods sold and the cost of the newer inventory is assigned to ending inventory. The cost of goods sold is essential to evaluating inventory turnover and determining the efficiency of your inventory management.

42. Franchise

This is a way that some businesses expand by distributing their goods and services through a licensing relationship. In this contractual relationship, a franchisor grants a license to a franchisee to conduct business under the business’s name. Usually the franchisor specifies the products and services to be offered by the franchisee and provides an operating system, the brand, and operational support. McDonald’s and Subway operate through franchise systems.

43. Green retailing

This refers to the environmentally friendly business practices that retailers commit to. This can range from giving customers reusable shopping bags to adding solar panels to supply electricity to their stores.

44. Gross margin

The difference between how much an item costs and what it sells for. On a larger scale, it’s how much sales revenue a company keeps after all the direct costs of making a product or performing a service are accounted for. It’s also called gross profit margin.

45. High-speed retail

This practice speeds up the customer’s shopping experience. Drive-thrus, pop-up stores, and mobile businesses like food trucks all fit in this category.

46. Impulse purchase

Also called an impulse buy, this happens when a customer makes an unplanned purchase of a product or service right before checking out at the store. Some retailers set up small items around their cashwrap to encourage this behavior (like a grocery store that puts magazines and candy in the checkout lane).

47. Inventory management

This is a system a retailer uses to make sure the right inventory is in the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity. As a part of this, the retailer is making sure that ordering, shipping, handling, and related costs are kept in check. Learn more about inventory management best practices.

48. Inventory turnover

The average number of times that inventory on hand is sold or used during a specific time period. Most of the time, high stock turn is good — it means you’re selling a lot without stocking too much. To calculate it, divide the cost of goods sold by the average inventory.

49. Keystone pricing

This is a method of selling merchandise for double its wholesale price. It’s an easy way for retailers to cover costs and make a reasonable profit.

50. Layaway/lay-by

This is a service that allows the customer to put an item on hold with a retailer until the item is paid for in full. The customer pays installments on the product until it’s entirely paid off. While some retailers offer this kind of program all year, it is commonly advertised during the holidays. Layaway programs make it easier for the consumer to afford products and reduce financial risk for the retailer.

51. Leveraged buyout (LBO)

An LBO is the purchase of a company using borrowed funds (such as loans from banks and investors). The purchaser uses the company’s assets as collateral for the funding and its cash flow to pay back whatever is owed.

52. LIFO (last in first out)

This is a principle that assumes new merchandise sells before older stock. It matches current sales with the current cost structure.

53. Loss leader

A marketing tool for retailers, a loss leader is an item that’s sold below cost, or at a loss, in an effort to attract new customers. Retailers that use loss leaders rely on the fact that once customers are in the door, they buy other items that do turn a profit.

54. Lot size

Also called order quantity, this is the quantity of an item you order for delivery on a specific date.

55. Markdown/markup

A markdown is the difference between the original retail price and the reduced price — it’s the devaluation of a product, usually because it’s not selling at the original price. A markup is the amount of money added to the wholesale price to obtain the retail price.

56. Customer-facing display

A customer-facing display (CFD) — also known as a customer display or monitor — is usually a separate screen that allows customers to view their order, tax, discounts, and loyalty information during the checkout process. Because they can view what you are ringing up, CFDs help reduce inaccuracies and incorrect purchases, creating a better experience for your customers.

57. Mass customization

This is a product that can be produced at a low cost in high volume, but still provide each customer with a customized offering. Nike’s NIKEID is a prime example of a shoe that can be mass produced but in the specific colors a customer wants.

58. Merchandising

This is the way a product is displayed in your store that encourages customers to purchase it. Merchandising includes embellishments like price, packaging, offers, coupons, and more.

59. Minimum advertised price

This is a supplier’s pricing policy that doesn’t permit resellers to advertise prices below a specific amount.

60. Mobile payments

Mobile payments are regulated transactions that take place digitally through your mobile device. They are enabled by near field communication (NFC). Popular mobile payment apps include Apple Pay and Android Pay. Read our handy guide to learn more about mobile payments.

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61. Monthly sales index

A measure of seasonal sales that is calculated by dividing each month’s actual sales by the average monthly sales, and then multiplying results by 100. If the result is more than 100, that means there’s been growth; if less than 100, there’s been a loss.

62. Multichannel retailing

Selling merchandise through more than one independently managed channel, such as brick-and-mortar stores, catalogs, and online. Multichannel retailing is the precursor to omnichannel retail, which aims to tie those channels together.

63. Mystery shopping

This is an activity where a market research company, watchdog group, or even a retail owner sends in a decoy shopper to evaluate the products or the customer service in a store. The mystery shopper behaves like a regular customer (or performs specific tasks) and then provides feedback to help the store improve its practices.

64. Niche retailing

The practice of selling only to a specific market segment. A niche retailer specializes in a specific type of product or a set of related products. Warby Parker is a niche retailer specializing in eyewear. But your local pet store is also a niche retailer, despite offering a wide range of products.

65. Net profit

The actual profit after working expenses have been paid. It’s calculated by subtracting retail operating expenses from gross profit.

66. Net profit margin

This is the percentage of revenue left after expenses have been deducted from sales. It’s a performance metric that shows how much profit a business gets from its total sales. It’s calculated by dividing net profit by net sales.

67. Net sales

This is the revenue a retailer makes during a specific time period, after deducting customer returns, markdowns, and employee discounts.

68. Obsolete inventory

This refers to products that have no sales or aren’t used during a set period of time (it could be weeks or years, depending on the retailer). See
Dead stock.

69. Off price

This is merchandise purchased for less than the regular price. Selling off-price merchandise can be a great way to get customers to your store. There are some retailers that only sell off-price merchandise, like Nordstrom Rack, which sells designer merchandise at drastically discounted prices. (Its parent company, Nordstrom, attributes some of the company’s overall growth to its off-price retailer.)

70. Omnichannel marketing

Omnichannel marketing aims to create a seamless experience across all of a brand’s marketing channels. This is different from multichannel marketing. Most retailers already have multichannel marketing; they use a website, social media, email, and other channels to push out brand messages, promotions, etc. Where omnichannel differs is that it takes into account how consumers interact with all of those channels and how they move from one to another; omnichannel marketing is all about connecting the dots between the channels. The goal is to keep customers moving around within the brand ecosystem, with each channel working in harmony to nurture more sales and engagement. An omnichannel marketing strategy may include things like cross-channel loyalty programs, in-store pickup, smartphone apps to compare prices or download coupons, and interactive in-store digital lookbooks, in addition to more traditional channels. Learn more about how to run an effective omnichannel marketing strategy for retail.

71. Order lead time

The number of days from when a company buys the production inputs it needs to when those items arrive at the manufacturing plant.

72. PCI compliance

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It sets the requirements for organizations and sellers to safely and securely accept, store, process, and transmit cardholder data during credit card transactions to prevent fraud and data breaches. Any organization that processes credit card payments needs to prove it is PCI compliant. Read more about PCI compliance in our guide.

73. Planogram

This is a detailed floor plan of a store. It visually represents the placement of products and product categories throughout a store (on shelves, racks, etc.) that best drives sales. A planogram is a helpful tool for thinking about how placement impacts purchase behavior and how retailers can be most efficient with their space.

74. PLU

This stands for price look up. It’s a system that displays the description and price of an item when the item number is entered or scanned at the point of sale. PLUs are often printed on the customer receipt to remind the customer what was bought.

75. Pop-up store

A short-term shop that keeps a physical space for a limited amount of time. Pop-ups can be set up anywhere — empty retail spaces, mall booths, parks, etc.

76. Prestige pricing

This is a pricing strategy used by high-end retailers in which an item is priced at a high level to denote its exclusivity, quality, or luxury. Prestige pricing is intended to attract status-conscious consumers or those who want to buy premium products.

77. Procurement

This is the process of sourcing, negotiating, and strategically selecting goods for your retail shop.

78. Product life cycle

This describes the stages a product goes through once it’s in market. There are four: introduction, growth (in sales), maturity, and decline, and they show whether the expected sales are strong or poor. By paying close attention to the life cycle of each product, you can gather information to improve future product, promotions, and offerings.

79. Proforma invoice

A document that outlines the commitment on the part of the seller to deliver products or services to the buyer for a specific price. It’s sent in advance of a shipment, so it’s not a true invoice.

80. Point-of-sale (POS) system

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At the most basic level, a point-of-sale system includes the hardware and software that allows a retailer to check out customers, record sales, accept payments, and route those funds to the bank. But the right retail point of sale can do more than record sales. With the right software integrations, it can help you run your entire business and affect your long-term growth. Learn more about Square’s different POS options.

81. Private label

A brand that is not owned by a manufacturer but by the retailer or supplier. Retailers and suppliers buy the goods and market them under their name. Target’s Up&Up and Simply Balanced are both examples of private label lines.

82. Purchase order

This is a document used to communicate a purchase to an employer. It can be used to approve, track, and process purchases as well. A purchase order usually indicates types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services, as well as delivery dates.

83. Quantity on hand

This describes the physical inventory that a retailer has in possession.

84. Quantity on order

This is all the stock that you have in open purchase orders or manufacturing orders.

85. Quantity discount

This is an incentive offered to a buyer to purchase a certain quantity for a decreased cost per unit.

86. Relationship retailing

A strategy that businesses use to build loyalty and create lasting relationships with customers. There are numerous tactics retailers can use to reach those goals, including loyalty programs, first-class customer service, great return policies, or personalized experiences.

87. Retargeting

This is an advertising practice in which online ads are targeted to consumers based on their previous actions. A retailer like Nordstrom, for instance, retargets consumers based on what they’ve browsed on its site. A consumer may have looked at a pair of shoes on Nordstrom’s website, and is then retargeted with an ad for those shoes on Facebook.

88. RFID

Radio frequency identification is the technology that provides radio waves to track, read, and capture the information that lives in a chip on a product’s label or packaging. RFID is used to take accurate measures of inventory, but retailers are also looking at how to use it to learn more about customers.

89. Shrinkage

This is the difference between the amount of stock that a retailer has on the books and the actual stock that’s available. To put it simply, it’s inventory loss that can be attributed to factors such as employee theft, shoplifting, administrative error, vendor fraud, or damage.

90. Stock-keeping unit (SKU)

The meaning of SKU can be confusing. This is a number (usually eight alphanumeric digits) that retailers assign to products to keep track of stock internally. It’s used in inventory management to track and distinguish one item from another. A SKU represents all the attributes of a product, including brand, size, and color. For example, one type of shoe could have 40 SKUs, in various combinations of sizes and colors. A SKU is often confused with a UPC (universal product code), as they both are used to identify products. The difference is that SKUs are unique to a retailer, whereas a UPC applies to a product no matter what retailer is selling it.

91. Social commerce

New retail and e-commerce practices that incorporate social media, user-generated content, or social interaction. This doesn’t mean that social platforms, like Instagram, are the platforms where purchases happen; instead, the social networks help drive sales. There are a variety of types of social commerce: peer-to-peer marketplaces, group buying, peer recommendation sites, social network–driven sales, and user-curated shopping, to name a few.

92. Showrooming

The consumer practice of examining products in a store and then purchasing them online at a lower price. Showrooming becomes more and more common as mobile usage increases and new price-check and shopping apps emerge.

93. Store loyalty

When a buyer likes and trusts a store, and therefore systematically goes there again and again to make purchases. A retailer can encourage this with loyalty programs and special promotions for regular customers.

94. Supply chain management

The management of the flow of goods and services, involving the movement and storage of raw, work-in-process, and finished goods from the point of origin to point of consumption.

95. Tribetailing

The retail practice of tailoring what you do — everything from your products and store design to marketing and communication — for a specific group of people, or tribe. The goal of this is not to appeal to the public or a mass market, but to capture a niche.

96. Triple net lease

This is a rental agreement on a commercial property in which the tenant agrees to pay all ongoing expenses of the property (like real estate taxes, building insurance, and maintenance) as well as things like rent and utilities. Because the landlord doesn’t have to worry about variable costs of ownership, this type of lease generally has a lower rental rate than a standard lease.

97. T-Stand

This is a typical merchandising fixture used to display clothing. It can have straight or waterfall arms.

98. Units per transaction (UPT)

This measurement is an average of the amount of items sold during each sales transaction. It’s one metric to track over time to see growth.

99. Visual merchandising

This is the practice of creating visually appealing displays, in-store experiences, and designs that drive traffic and maximize sales. Studies have shown that visual merchandising can influence a customer’s perception of item quality and likeliness to purchase.

100. Warehouse management system

Computer software designed for managing the movement and storage of materials throughout a warehouse. The system is usually divided into three operations: putaway, replenishment, and picking.

101. Wholesale

This is the sale of goods in large quantities to retailers, who then resell them.

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Retail Definitions, Terms and Abbreviations 101 (5)


What are the terminologies in retail? ›

Retail: The business of selling services or products that will ultimately be sold to consumers. Includes manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. Retailer:A fixed location, including store fronts, the internet, kiosks, and vending stations, that sell products or services to consumers.

What do you understand by the term retail short answer? ›

Retail is the sale of goods or services from a business directly to a consumer for their own use. It can include physical stores, online stores, and mobile stores. Retailers range from large department stores to small, independent businesses.

What does SEL stand for in retail? ›

SEL – Shelf Edge Label

These are the small pricing labels on the edge of the shelf below the product.

What is standard retail format? ›

The retail format (also known as the retail formula) influences the consumer's store choice and addresses the consumer's expectations. At its most basic level, a retail format is a simple marketplace, that is; a location where goods and services are exchanged.

What are the 4 basic retail rules? ›

The four gold standards of retail marketing are product, price, place, and promotion.

What are the 5 terminologies? ›

Terminological theories include general theory of terminology, socioterminology, communicative theory of terminology, sociocognitive terminology, and frame-based terminology.

What are the two types of retailing? ›

In-store retail operations include department stores, specialty stores, discount stores, off-price retailers, factory outlets, and catalog showrooms. Nonstore retailing includes vending machines, direct sales, direct-response marketing, home shopping networks, and internet retailing.

How many types of retail are there? ›

The four primary types of retailer formats are department stores, supermarkets, specialty stores, and online retailers. Department stores: These are large stores that sell a wide variety of merchandise.

What does TBT stand for in retail? ›

Throwback Thursday (TBT)

What does RTF stand for retail? ›

Real-Time Payments for All Financial Institutions.

What does FRD stand for in sales? ›

At the core, an FRD or Functional Requirements Document serves as a contract for formal statement, between the business stakeholders and the technology team, on an application's functional requirements.

What are the principles of retailing? ›

3 Understand the Four Ps

This retail principle will help you understand the overall foundations of a retail business; the 4 Ps: Product, Price, Place, Promotion. These are the basic foundations of a successful retail business.

What are the key parameters of retailing? ›

The key KPIs for retail are sales volume, sales value, customer satisfaction, and inventory turnover.

What are the 7 R's of retail? ›

Retailing today is a tougher game than it has ever been and thus it requires a rigorous application of the seven 'rights'. These are “the right products, at the right place, at the right time, for the right price, with the right promotion, the right staff, and the right service”.

What is the 3 second rule in retail? ›

If you want to capture a prospect's attention in 3 seconds, you do not have time for them to scroll. The most successful retailers will put their most compelling copy above the fold both in emails and on website pages and ensure viewers can scroll down if they want to see the fine print.

What are the 5 R's of retailing? ›

In 1927, Paul Mazur defined retail product merchandising as the five rights of merchandising: 1) the right merchandise, 2) in the right quantities, 3) at the right time, 4) at the right price, 5) in the right place.

What is a terminology list? ›

A terminology list or glossary is a list of words and phrases with their expected translation. They are useful for ensuring that your translations are consistent across your project.

What is 9 to 5 terminology? ›

adjective Informal. of, relating to, or during the workday, especially the hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when offices are characteristically open for business: the nine-to-five grind.

What is 51 50 terminology? ›

5150 is the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which allows an adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be involuntarily detained for a 72- hour psychiatric hospitalization when evaluated to be a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled.

What are those big 3 retail fundamentals? ›

He doesn't like the word “overhaul” but prefers “transformation,” and the goal of Lowe's current transformation is a return to “retail fundamentals.” According to Ellison, these are: Be in stock. Have an efficient supply chain. Make productive use of your space.

What is retail store layout? ›

Retail store layout, also referred to as store design or layout design, is a term used for the way retailers set up product displays, fixtures, and merchandise in-store.

What are three retail trends? ›

The 8 biggest trends for the retail industry

Automation can enhace customer experience. Customers want to engage with brands. Social and mobile commerce are two of the biggest digital trends in the retail industry - and they're booming. Experiential retail experiences are rapidly evolving.

What type of retailer is Walmart? ›

Walmart Inc.

( /ˈwɔːlmɑːrt/; formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets (also called supercenters), discount department stores, and grocery stores in the United States, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

What are the 5 types of non store retailing? ›

Non-store retailing methods include kiosks, carts, vending machines, direct selling, telemarketing, direct marketing and e-tailing.

What are the 4 types of merchandise? ›

Here's a list of four basic types of merchandise and descriptions of each one that may help you differentiate between goods:
  • Convenience goods. Convenience goods are necessary items that people require for basic survival and health. ...
  • Impulse goods. ...
  • Shopping products. ...
  • Specialty goods.
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What is difference between sales and retail? ›

So, if we break this down further the sales of goods to an end consumer is retail, whereas sales as a whole is the action of selling of product to another, not describing the retail environment.

What does MCM stand for? ›

Who uses MCM? On social media, Man Crush Monday is often used as the hashtag #ManCrushMonday or, in abbreviated form, #MCM.

What does TBF mean selling? ›

The term means “to be fair.” It's often used in a discussion by someone who's playing devil's advocate about something. You might also want to use the term to defend yourself against an unfair claim.

What does .ODT stand for? ›

Differences between the OpenDocument Text (. odt) format and the Word (. docx) format - Microsoft Support.

What does LTR stand for sales? ›

What is LTR anyway? Long-term revenue is the projected revenue a customer generates during the entire future business relationship with them. One simplified way to think about it is to consider the average worth of a particular customer to your business over the long run.

What does RTG stand for? ›

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) are lightweight, compact spacecraft power systems that are extraordinarily reliable. RTGs provide electrical power using heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238, in the form of plutonium dioxide.

What does fss stand for in retail? ›

The way you see Department Stores is about to change - with the new trend of large department store chains moving to open their own smaller version of free standing specialty stores (FSS) in a bid to move with our changing shopping habits.

What does Stu stand for in sales? ›

Specialist Team Unit (STU) -- A set of sales reps who are each responsible for a given product set and for driving revenue of that product set into a particular client segment.

What does IBR stand for in sales? ›

Independent Business Review—an independent, objective, unbiased assessment of the trading status of a business. IBRs are used by stakeholders, mainly lenders, to assist them in assessing their options.

What is the first rule of retail? ›

Customer is king – the first rule of retailing.

What are the 6 Ps of retailing? ›

The building blocks of an effective marketing strategy include the 6 P's of marketing: product, price, place, promotion, people, and presentation.

What are the 4 Ps of marketing in retail? ›

As noted earlier, the four Ps of marketing are product, pricing, place, and promotion. The retail marketing mix adds two more: people and presentation.

What are terminologies examples? ›

Examples of terms include the names for material objects, but also the abstract entities (processes, properties, functions, etc). Concepts, and hence the associated terms, can be organized into conceptual structures, based on the relationship between them. For example tables, chairs, cupboards, etc.

What are the technical terminologies? ›

What are technical terms? Technical terms are words or phrases that people use in a specific career field. These terms can be any word, phrase or acronym that has a specialized meaning within a particular field of expertise, such as words for equipment, personnel, software or processes.

What is merchandising terminology? ›

Merchandising refers to the marketing and sales of products. Merchandising is most often synonymous with retail sales, where businesses sell products to consumers. Merchandising, more narrowly, may refer to the marketing, promotion, and advertising of products intended for retail sale.

How do you make a terminology list? ›

How to create and maintain a Glossary
  1. Step 1: Know your audience. ...
  2. Step 2: Identify both uncommon and frequently-used Terms. ...
  3. Step 3: Market research. ...
  4. Step 4: Gather The Terms. ...
  5. Step 5: Define The Terms. ...
  6. Step 6: Review the translations. ...
  7. Step 7: Keep it Up-to-date!
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How do you learn terminologies? ›

7 Ways to Learn Medical Terminology
  1. Get your Greek (and Latin) on. Nearly all medical terms come from Greek or Latin words. ...
  2. See the patterns in words. ...
  3. Use Acronyms. ...
  4. Imagine it. ...
  5. Flash cards. ...
  6. Medical Term Bingo. ...
  7. Slow and steady. ...
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What contains a list of terms and definitions? ›

Glossary: "An alphabetical list of terms specialized to a field of knowledge with definitions or explanations."

What are the 3 basic kinds of retailing? ›

When classified based on the products marketed, there are 3 types of business:
  • Product retail: retail businesses that sell physical goods/products.
  • Service retail: retail businesses that offer services.
  • Non-store retail: selling goods to consumers using certain media such as vending machines.
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What are the 7 retail sectors? ›

The retail sectors are prominently divided into Food, Clothing & Textiles, Consumer Durables, Footwear, Jewelry, Books-Music-Gift Articles, and Fuel.

How do you memorize technical terms? ›

Use different ways to learn new terms

Remember, the more senses you use in learning new words, the better chance you have of remembering them. For example, you may make a flashcard for each word or create visual maps of related words, which can include a range of information about the words.

What are 3 examples of technical words? ›

For example, words like cost, demand, price, supply are common technical terms in economics (Sutarsyah, Kennedy and Nation, 1994). Words like circuit, field, energy, and plate are common technical words in electronics (Farrell, 1990).

What is the operational definition of terms? ›

Operational definition of terms refers to a detailed explanation of the technical terms and measurements used during data collection. This is done to standardize the data. Whenever data is being collected, it is necessary to clearly define how to collect the data.

What are the 4 P's of merchandising? ›

"4 P's of Merchandising: Product, Placement, Pricing & Promotion"

What is the rule of 3 merchandising? ›

The rule of three says that people are more visually engaged when they see a group of three items. This rule is used in visual merchandising, the process of organizing a store and displays to increase sales. To use this rule, simply group your items into threes. Instead of two mannequins, use three.

What are the six rules of merchandising? ›

The six rights of merchandising
  • The Right product. The product range must be merchandise that the customer wants – following current trends or relevant brands. ...
  • The Right place. ...
  • The Right time. ...
  • The Right quantities. ...
  • The Right price. ...
  • The Right manner. ...
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