drop shipment

noun
a shipment of goods made directly from the manufacturer to the retailer or consumer but billed through the wholesaler or distributor.
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drop shipment
 
n
a consignment invoiced to a wholesaler or other middleman but sent directly to the retailer by a manufacturer

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Main Entry:  drop shipment
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an instance of sending purchased goods directly from the manufacturer to a customer or retailer without an intermediate distributor, billed through a third party
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Example sentences
The following examples illustrate the applicability of sales and use taxes to various drop shipment transactions.
Provides that a merchant other than a cigarette manufacturer may make a drop shipment of tobacco products through a distributor.
The order should be requested for drop shipment to ensure overnight delivery.
My company often ships a large number of firearms in a single drop shipment.
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