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    Selling in small quantities (as in shop to the public)

    What is the word which means to sell in small quantities (as in shop to the public)?

    1-To deal.
    2-To trade.
    3-To wholesale.
    4-To retail

    I select to retail​.
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    Re: Selling in small quantities (as in shop to the public)

    Of the four options you have been given, "to retail" is the closest. However, it only means to deal in smaller quantities than the other three choices. If someone goes into a supermarket and buys 100 bottles of champagne, I don't consider that to be a small quantity, yet they still bought it at a retail store.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Selling in small quantities (as in shop to the public)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Of the four options you have been given, "to retail" is the closest. However, it only means to deal in smaller quantities than the other three choices. If someone goes into a supermarket and buys 100 bottles of champagne, I don't consider that to be a small quantity, yet they still bought it at a retail store.
    I think "to retail" is fine. A retailer will sell small quantities or individual items, a wholesaler will not.

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