distribution intermediary

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Individual or firm (such as an agent, distributor, wholesaler, retailer) that links producers to other intermediaries or the ultimate buyer. Distribution intermediaries help a firm to promote, sell, and make-available a good or service through contractual arrangements or purchase and resale of the item. Each intermediary receives the item at one pricing point and moves it to the next higher pricing point until the item reaches the final buyer. Also called marketing intermediary.


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