As nouns the difference between consultant and vendor
is that consultant
is a person or party that is consulted while vendor
is a person or a company that vends or sells.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
a person or party that is consulted.
a person whose occupation is to be consulted for their expertise, advice, or help in an area or specialty. Alternatively, a party whose business is to be similarly consulted.
A person or a company that vends or sells.
* Spanish: vender (to sell)