Vendors supply goods to retail outlets of all kinds. Generally they have an order which may not be large in nature and they deliver it inside the outlet. Often a physical verification is done on the spot to make sure that all the merchandise as per the requirements mentioned before have been received.
There is no binding of the supplier only providing to retail outlets and they may be supplying the goods or services directly to customers as well.
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Suppliers provides goods and services to businesses but generally are a part of the supply chain and do not come in interaction with the outlets or the end users in general. The provide products or services in bulk and it is at the discretion of the company to decide how to utilise them.
Often the companies distribute these goods through their own distribution channels that are made to cater to the needs of their stores. This reduces the overall costs and increases the product availability.
Suppliers generally supply in bulk quantities and it is rare that they deal in orders that are of small nature. For suppliers they want to sell of the products in very large quantities to make it economically feasible and to clear their inventory.
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