Buyer vs Supplier - What's the difference?

buyer | supplier |

As nouns the difference between buyer and supplier

is that buyer is event while supplier is one who supplies; a provider.




(en noun)
  • A person who makes one or more purchases.
  • Every person who steps through the door is a potential buyer , so acknowledge their presence.
  • (retailing) A person who purchases items for resale in a retail establishment.
  • The supermarket's new buyer decided to stock a larger range of vegetarian foods.
  • (manufacturing) A person who purchases items consumed or used as components in the manufacture of products.
  • Synonyms

    * (retailing and manufacturing senses) purchasing agent

    Derived terms

    * buyer's remorse


    * * English agent nouns



    (en noun)
  • One who supplies; a provider.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine= citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.}}
  • (soccer) Someone who assists (sets up) a goal.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 16 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Regular supplier Barton played in another teasing corner, which was headed on towards goal by the impressive Ameobi and flicked in by expert poacher Nolan.}}

    See also

    * provider * vendor


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