Definition of stockist in US English:



  • A retailer that stocks goods of a particular type for sale.

    ‘one of the country's largest stockists of Italian designer labels’
    • ‘Sharp's initially specialised in providing timber to the mining industry, then diversified into pallet making and retailing, claiming to be the largest stockist of timber products in the area.’
    • ‘‘I think the appeal of Marimekko is that it's just happy,’ says the director of London's Skandium, one of the UK's major stockists of the range.’
    • ‘Also, the company have agents and stockists through all of Ireland and if anyone would like to make contact with any of them or order any products they can do so by contacting Galway Homeopathics Manuf Ltd., The Mall, Tuam, Co. Galway.’
    • ‘For commercial reasons most AMs, OEMs, airlines, engineering companies and aircraft parts stockists tend not to stock the most expensive spares due to investment cost.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Apple's new iPods, including one which can play video, have sold so quickly many stockists have been running out of supplies.’
    • ‘If any reader discovers other stockists, please let me know.’
    • ‘The owner of Skipton business Pottery and Pine was previously one of Ducal's main stockists and a past Ducal Retailer of the Year.’
    • ‘The OFT began investigating CGNI's network of agreements with dealers and stockists in June 2002.’
    • ‘He's also very keen to sell me on the merits of his new menswear collection, the very first deliveries of which are currently reaching his stockists.’
    • ‘Trading standards officers are advising other stockists not to sell the toys, which cost between 99p and £2, as they fail to meet safety regulations.’
    • ‘MDA will provide a crucial link between Coca-Cola and its stockists, distributing a vast range of bespoke point of sale materials for core brands.’
    • ‘After three seasons we were selling at Brown's and Liberty in London, and we had 16 stockists in Japan.’
    • ‘Consequently, Trading Standards Officers are making arrangements for the imported hair dye to be removed from the shelves of stockists and to prevent further imports.’
    • ‘We have yet to assess the financial impact they will have, but they will be based at key depots and will give stockists a greater window of opportunity to sell.’
    • ‘We are awaiting final pricing and stockists from Hiper, but initial indications are that it is going to be very reasonably priced.’
    • ‘This is mirrored by the number of stockists, which has spread from London to Manchester, Bristol, Paris and Auckland in New Zealand.’
    • ‘It's testimony to the success of the magazine that edition three is going to be available from an extensive list of stockists, rather than the three or so bookshops that sold the first one.’
    • ‘We are constantly on the look-out for more stockists - the problem is usually that the buyers don't know where to place them in the stores.’
    • ‘So far the range is on sale throughout Britain and Coskun is now seeking a stockist in Ireland.’
    • ‘That will change, and for stockists that could mean a doubling or trebling of annual sales by 2006.’
    seller, salesperson, salesman, saleswoman, dealer, trader, tradesman, retailer, shopkeeper, shopman, shop girl, shop boy, sales assistant, assistant, wholesaler, merchant, trafficker, purveyor, supplier, marketer, marketeer, sales representative, door-to-door salesman, travelling salesman, commercial traveller
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