What is the definition of a retailer that sells goods and services of other retailers?

I'm consulting an investment group that's interested in opening a retail business, but they do not want to provide the apparel and services for that business. They would rather partner with existing retailers to provide the apparel and services. Kinda like Barnes&Noble and Starbucks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    wholesaler

  • 1 decade ago

    Umm...this is called a retailer. A wholesaler sells directly from the manufacturer, but isn't the manufacturer. A wholesaler will sell his items(with stocking/shipping fees tacked on) to another person, who sells them at a marked-up price for a profit. This person is the retailer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are confused Starbucks and Barnes & Noble are as much a retailer as WAL-MART!

  • 1 decade ago

    It is selling items on consignment. The retailer gets most of the revenue and you collect a fee from them for selling their inventory.

    It could also be a Franchise.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consignment

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sounds like the well lnown, middleman just cutting a share of a booming industry. Do we really need more of these?

  • 1 decade ago

    In this case, you are not talking about retailing. You are more or less into franchising from others.

  • MrZ
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    1 decade ago

    noun: reretailer, unknown English origin, used especially by cheapskates.

  • 1 decade ago

    That is known as a "reseller"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    MIDDLEMAN OR A FACTOR OR POSSIBLY A SONSIGNEE/CONSIGNOR RELATIONSHIP . TAKE YOUR PICK THEY ALL FIT .

  • 1 decade ago

    wholeseller or distributor

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