Point Of Sale - POS

The place where sales are made. On a macro level, a point of sale may be a mall, market or city. On a micro-level, retailers consider a point of sale to be the area surrounding the counter where customers pay.

Also known as "point of purchase".

The point of sale for products and services is an important focus for marketers, because consumers tend to make purchasing decisions on very high-margin products or services at these strategic locations. Points of sale may be real, as in the case of a "brick and mortar" store, or virtual, as in the case of an electronic retailer that sells goods and services over the internet.


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  • point of sale — noun count the place where a product or service is sold ╾ ,point of sale adjective: point of sale advertising material …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • point-of-sale — [point′ əv sāl′] adj. of, in, or relating to a place, as in a retail store, where sales are made or purchases checked out [point of sale advertising]: also point of purchase …   English World dictionary

  • point of sale — also .point of purchase n [singular] the place or shop where a product is sold ▪ Under the new law, cigarette advertising will only be allowed at the point of sale …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Point-of-Sale — ist ein Begriff für: im Marketing den Ort des Verkaufs, siehe Verkaufsort ein Abrechnungssystem, siehe Point of Sale …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Point of Sale — [ pɔint əv seil] der; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. point of sale> für die Werbung zu nutzender Ort, an dem ein Produkt verkauft wird (z. B. die Verkaufstheke; Werbesprache) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Point of Sale — steht für: im Marketing den Ort des Verkaufs, siehe Verkaufsort ein Abrechnungssystem, siehe electronic cash Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • point of sale — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms point of sale : singular point of sale plural points of sale business the place where a product or service is sold Derived word: point of sale adjective point of sale advertising material …   English dictionary

  • point of sale — noun (C) the place or shop where a product is sold: an advertising campaign in which posters and leaflets would be displayed at the point of sale …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • point-of-sale — See: point of sale …   English dictionary

  • Point of sale — Point de vente  Pour le magazine professionnel français, voir Points de vente. Le terme point de vente est utilisé pour définir tout lieu au sein duquel l entreprise pratique la vente de ses produits : magasin, grande surface, grande… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • point of sale — actual location where the client makes the purchase; computer application which facilitates sales transactions and often helps track inventory …   English contemporary dictionary


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