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Words used to describe shops and their products

bespoke

adjective

designed and produced for particular customers

branded

adjective

branded goods are made by well-known companies, and have the company name on their label or container

brand-name

adjective

branded

commercial

adjective

produced in order to be sold

commercially

adverb

in order to be sold

consumable

adjective

intended to be bought, used, and then got rid of

countrymade

adjective

not made in a factory or by a skilled person as their job

custom

adjective

custom-built

custom-built

adjective

designed and built for one particular person

custom-made

adjective

designed and made for one particular person

discontinued

adjective

a discontinued product is no longer produced or sold

disposable

adjective

something that is disposable is designed to be thrown away after you have used it once or a few times

generic

adjective

a generic drug or other product does not have a trademark and is sold without a company’s name on it

grocery

adjective

relating to groceries or grocer’s shops

handcrafted

adjective

made by a person, not by a machine, and usually made with great skill

handmade

adjective

made by a person, instead of by a machine

home-made

adjective

made in someone’s home rather than in a factory

in-store

adjective

within a large shop

licensed

adjective

licensed products are products that someone has official permission to use or to own

liquid

adjective

easy to sell in order to get cash

liquid

adjective

involving things that can be sold and bought easily

machine-made

adjective

made by a machine instead of by hand

made-to-order

adjective

made according to the specific requests of a particular person

marketable

adjective

a marketable product can be sold because people want to buy it

mass-market

adjective

produced in large quantities to be sold to many customers

mass-produced

adjective

made in large quantities by using machines

mobile

adjective

a mobile shop, library etc is in a vehicle so that it can be moved from one place to another

newcomer

noun

used about products and companies

off-the-shelf

adjective, adverb

sold for general use, not made for a particular person or purpose

one-size-fits-all

adjective

used in shops to mark some types of clothing in which one piece of clothing can fit any size of person

open

adjective

if a shop, restaurant etc is open, people are working there and the public can use or visit it

own brand

adjective

own brand products are things that a particular shop makes for itself. They have the name of the shop on their label.

own label

adjective

own brand

pop-up

adjective

a pop-up restaurant, shop, gallery etc opens for a short time, sometimes in a surprising location

proprietary

adjective

owned by a person or company and sold under a trademark or patent

ready-made

adjective

already existing or available, and not needing to be created or invented for a particular situation

refined

adjective

a natural substance that is refined is now pure because other things have been removed from it

retail

adverb

directly to the public in shops, by post or telephone, or over the Internet

returnable

adjective

returnable bottles or other containers can be taken back to a shop so that they can be used again

salable

another spelling of saleable

saleable

adjective

easy to sell, or able to be sold

spoiler

noun

something that is produced to compete with something else and make it less successful

tie-in

noun

a product such as a toy or a book that is connected with a successful film or television programme

turnkey

adjective

complete and ready to be used immediately

unbranded

adjective

unbranded goods are not marked with a name of the company that makes them

unpriced

adjective

not given a price, or not marked with a price

unsaleable

adjective

something unsaleable cannot be sold, for example because it is not in a good enough condition

unsold

adjective

not sold

well-stocked

adjective

a well-stocked shop has plenty of things in it to choose from

zero-rated

adjective

goods or services that are zero-rated do not have the tax called vat added to them

marketability

noun

point-of-sale

adjective

re-release

noun

all out

if you are all out, you have none of a particular product left to sell

a pig in a poke

something that you have bought without seeing it first

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