Commerce vs Sales - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between commerce and sales
is that commerce
is while sales
(business) The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; especially the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
* 1881 , :
- Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce with the world had made him [Bunyan] wiser.
(obsolete) Sexual intercourse.
- Suppose we held our converse not in words, but in music; those who have a bad ear would find themselves cut off from all near commerce , and no better than foreigners in this big world.
A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
* trade, traffic, dealings, intercourse, interchange, communion, communication
* See also
* chamber of commerce
(dated) To carry on trade; to traffic.
(dated) To hold intercourse; to commune.
- Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.
- Commercing with himself. -Tennyson.
- Musicians ... taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven. -Prof. Wilson.
The activities involved in selling goods or services.
The amount or value of goods and services sold.
* Often used attributively.