business-to-business (B2B)



Trading between firms (and not between businesses and consumers), characterized by (1) relatively large volumes, (2) competitive and stable prices, (3) fast delivery times and, often, (4) on deferred payment basis. In general, wholesaling is B2B and retailing is B2C.

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  • The business-to-business trading system that was in place, seemed to work for the betterment of each company involved and that was nice.

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  • You should try to have good business-to-business contact with any other company that you will be working with closely over time.

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  • You need to make sure that you have a good business-to-business relationship with any company you will be working with long term.

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