Retail vs. Bulk

Retail vs. Bulk — Is There a Difference?
ADVERTISEMENT

Difference Between Retail and Bulk

Retailnoun

(business) The sale of goods directly to the consumer, encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them.

She works in retail.

Bulknoun

Size, specifically, volume.

Retailnoun

(colloquial) Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.

I never pay retail for clothes.

Bulknoun

Any huge body or structure.

Retailadjective

Of or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.

Bulknoun

The major part of something.

ADVERTISEMENT

Retailadverb

Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.

We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now.

Bulknoun

The result of water retained by fibre.

Retailverb

To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.

Bulknoun

Unpackaged goods when transported in large volumes, e.g. coal, ore or grain.

Retailverb

(archaic) To sell secondhand, or in broken parts.

Bulknoun

(countable) a cargo or any items moved or communicated in the manner of cargo.

ADVERTISEMENT

Retailverb

To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.

Bulknoun

(bodybuilding) Excess body mass, especially muscle.

Retailnoun

the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale

Bulknoun

(bodybuilding) A period where one tries to gain muscle.

Retailverb

be sold at the retail level;

These gems retail at thousands of dollars each

Bulknoun

(brane cosmology) A hypothetical higher-dimensional space within which our own four-dimensional universe may exist.

Retailverb

sell on the retail market

Bulknoun

(obsolete) The body.

Retailadjective

selling or related to selling direct to the consumer;

retail traderetail businessretail price

Bulkadjective

being large in size, mass or volume (of goods, etc.)

Retailadverb

at a retail price;

I'll sell it to you retail only

Bulkadjective

total

Bulkverb

(intransitive) To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent.

Bulkverb

(intransitive) To grow in size; to swell or expand.

Bulkverb

(intransitive) To gain body mass by means of diet, exercise, etc.

Bulkverb

(transitive) To put or hold in bulk.

Bulknoun

the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part;

the majority of his customers prefer itthe bulk of the work is finished

Bulknoun

the property of something that is great in magnitude;

it is cheaper to buy it in bulkhe received a mass of correspondencethe volume of exports

Bulknoun

the property possessed by a large mass

Bulkverb

stick out or up;

The parcel bulked in the sack

Bulkverb

cause to bulge or swell outwards