distributor

It's great that you've got something amazing to sell, but without a distributor you're not going to be able to get it to the people who want to buy it. To distribute it, you need a distributor.

A dealer at a card table is as much a distributor as is the Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Both of them share the job of getting their product into the hands of the folks who want it. Whether you're handing out a dozen flyers on the street or shipping a million books to shoppers nationwide, you're a distributor. In the world of electrical engineering, a distributor is a device that sends an electrical current from one contact to another. It distributes the electricity, just like that dealer dealing cards.

Definitions of distributor
1

n a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion

Synonyms:
allocator
Type of:
authority
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others

n someone who markets merchandise

Synonyms:
distributer
Examples:
Gustavus Franklin Swift
United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
Types:
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jobber, middleman, wholesaler
someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
retail merchant, retailer
a merchant who sells goods at retail
ship chandler
a dealer in equipment and supplies for ships
wool stapler
a dealer in wool
chandler
a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
licensee
someone to whom a license is granted
meat packer, packer
a wholesaler in the meat-packing business
Type of:
provider, supplier
someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

n a company that markets merchandise

“his company is a large distributor of software products”
Types:
direct mailer
a distributor who uses direct mail to sell merchandise
retail chain
a chain of retail stores
Type of:
company
an institution created to conduct business

n electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence

Synonyms:
distributer, electrical distributor
Type of:
electrical device
a device that produces or is powered by electricity

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