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. noun
    a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion
    synonyms: allocator
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    authority
    (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
  2. noun
    someone who markets merchandise
    synonyms: distributer
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    Gustavus Franklin Swift
    United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
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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
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    provider, supplier
    someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
  3. noun
    a company that markets merchandise
    “his company is a large distributor of software products”
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    direct mailer
    a distributor who uses direct mail to sell merchandise
    retail chain
    a chain of retail stores
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    company
    an institution created to conduct business
  4. noun
    electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
    synonyms: distributer, electrical distributor
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    electrical device
    a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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