exclusive distribution



Situation where suppliers and distributors enter into an exclusive agreement that only allows the named distributor to sell a specific product. For example, Apple had an exclusive distribution deal with AT&T to provide the iPhone to consumers.

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  • The setup and arrangement we had with the supplier was for exclusive distribution, we had worked out all of the details.

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  • This was an exclusive distribution agreement, so it had some rules in it that the people had to follow at all times.

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  • We have an exclusive distribution deal with this company, so all of our copy machines are going to be sold through them.

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