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    Circulation vs. Distribution

    Is it okay to use either "circulation" or "distribution" in the following case?

    These products must have been damaged at the circulation stage.

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    Exclamation Re: Circulation vs. Distribution

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Is it okay to use either "circulation" or "distribution" in the following case?

    These products must have been damaged at the circulation stage.
    Here you can use only 'distribution', because you can not circulate a product.
    Circulation means: the transmission or passage of anything from place to place or person to person: the circulation of money or the distribution of copies of a periodical among readers/the number of copies of each issue of a newspaper, magazine, etc

    On the other hand, Distribution is a process/stage in the marketing of a product. It includes transporting, merchandising, and selling of any product through some agency, usually called distributor who sells to the retailer. So damage at distribution stage will mean, at distributor level before it is delivered to the retailer.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 15-Dec-2009 at 15:15.

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