Mail Order

Mail order is a term which describes the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. The buyer places an order for the desired products with the merchant through some remote method such as through a telephone call or web site. Then, the products are delivered to the customer. The products are typically delivered directly to an address supplied by the customer, such as a home address, but occasionally the orders are delivered to a nearby retail location for the customer to pick up. Some merchants also allow the goods to be shipped directly to a third party consumer, which is an effective way to send a gift to an out-of-town recipient.

A mail order catalogue is a publication containing a list of general merchandise from a company. Companies who publish and operate mail order catalogues are referred to as cataloguers within the industry. Cataloguers buy or manufacture goods then market those goods to prospects (prospective customers). Many cataloguers, just as with most retailers, are increasingly buying goods from China. Cataloguers "rent" names from list brokers or cooperative databases. The catalogue itself is published in a similar fashion as any magazine publication and distributed through a variety of means, usually via a postal service and the internet.

Sometimes supermarket products do mail order promotions, whereby people can send in the UPC plus shipping and handling to get a product made especially for the company.

Few things are not available through mail order.

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Arthur Spiegel
... Arthur Spiegel was the Chicago mail-order magnate and early American film studio executive ... He asked his father to allow him to begin selling by mail order ... His father agreed, and in a short time the mail order business outstripped the old, home furnishings business which the family then closed to concentrate on mail order ...
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... The building, intended to serve as a mail order distribution center for the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast states, was constructed by Scofield Engineering Company ... the new $5,000,00 department store and mail-order house at Ninth street and Boyle avenue to Sears, Roebuck Co ... The building was one of nine Sears mail order distribution centers built between 1910 and 1929 ...
Mail Order - Taxes
... In the United States, an advantage of this type of shopping is that the merchant is typically not required by law to add sales tax to the price of the goods, unless they have a physical presence in the customer's state ... Instead, most states require the resident purchaser to pay applicable taxes ...
Mail Order Bride (1964 Film)
... Mail Order Bride is a 1964 western film starring Buddy Ebsen, Keir Dullea and Lois Nettleton ... wild son of a dead friend into marrying a mail-order bride in an attempt to settle him down ...
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... of his own, purchasing stamps by mail order from the Herbert A ... Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News, a publication which gradually taught him the mechanics of mail order "approval sales," in which customers were periodically provided with numerous groups of stamps ... the wildly successful philatelic mail order operation run by Henry Ellis Harris — who had himself begun in the stamp business as a boy of 14 ...

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