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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Shopping

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Shopping, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
futures contract
[noun]
an agreement to buy or sell goods or assets at a predetermined price but delivered and paid for at a later time
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deal-of-the-day
[noun]
a limited-time discount or promotion that allows merchants to sell a large number of products at a significant discount
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markup
[noun]
the amount added to the price of something to cover overheads and profit
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knockoff
[noun]
a less expensive and unauthorized copy of something popular
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loyalty card
[noun]
a card given by a business to customers as a reward for their repeat purchases, which can be used to earn discounts on future purchases
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layaway
[noun]
a purchasing contract by which a retailer agrees to hold merchandise secured by a deposit until the price is paid in full by the customer
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token
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a piece of paper or a disc of metal or plastic used instead of money as a form of payment or to operate some machines
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best-before date
[noun]
the date until which a product is expected to remain at its optimal quality, but it may still be consumed after this date
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cash and carry
[noun]
a type of retail model where customers pay for goods upfront and transport them from the store themselves
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click and collect
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a retail service where customers order products online and pick them up in-store or at a specified location
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to outspend
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to spend more money than somebody else
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to undercut
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to demand a lower price than one's rivals
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to splurge
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to spend a lot of money on something trivial that one does not really need
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to haggle
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to negotiate, typically over the price of goods or services
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to outbid
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to offer a higher price than someone else especially in an auction
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to shortchange
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to give or return less money than the correct amount
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to upsell
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to encourage a customer to buy a more expensive or upgraded version of a product or service, or to add additional items to their purchase
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back order
[noun]
a situation where a product is temporarily out of stock but can be ordered for future delivery
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BOGOF
[noun]
a sales promotion where customers receive an additional product at no extra cost when purchasing one
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retail loss prevention
[noun]
the strategies and measures implemented to minimize theft, shrinkage, or losses within a retail or business environment
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retail therapy
[noun]
the act of shopping to improve one's mood or alleviate stress
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showrooming
[noun]
the practice of visiting a physical store to examine a product before purchasing it online, often at a lower price
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reverse logistics
[noun]
the process of managing the return, disposal, or redistribution of products and materials back through the supply chain
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retail apocalypse
[noun]
the widespread closure of physical retail stores, often due to shifts in consumer behavior toward online shopping
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stock keeping unit
[noun]
a unique alphanumeric code assigned to each distinct product or item in a retailer's inventory for tracking and management purposes
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retail analytics
[noun]
the use of data analysis and insights to optimize retail operations, improve sales performance, and enhance customer experiences
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