Some of the earliest retailers were itinerant peddlers.
The term "retailer" is typically applied where a service provider fills the small orders of a large number of individuals, who are end-users, rather than large orders of a small number of wholesale, corporate or government clientele.
QOIE is a retail search & discovery platform for information on popular shopping destinations across one’s city and neighbourhood to help make better purchase decisions.
It provides online details of retail outlets for offline shopping, catalogued according to product categories.
Retailing support services may also include the provision of credit, delivery services, advisory services, stylist services and a range of other supporting services.It blends physical and digital to create an ecosystem between the retailers (malls, stores and brands) and consumers across the two worlds for a seamless experience.Retail comes from the Old French word tailler, which means "to cut off, clip, pare, divide" in terms of tailoring (1365).Retail service providers include retail banking, tourism, insurance, private healthcare, private education, private security firms, legal firms, publishers, public transport and others.
For example, a tourism provider might have a retail division that books travel and accommodation for consumers plus a wholesale division that purchases blocks of accommodation, hospitality, transport and sightseeing which are subsequently packaged into a holiday tour for sale to retail travel agents. Archaeological evidence for trade, probably involving barter systems, dates back more than 10,000 years.Retailing involves the process of selling consumer goods or Services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit.