Trading House

Trading House

A business that specializes in facilitating transactions between a home country and foreign countries. A trading house is an exporter, importer and also a trader that purchases and sells products for other businesses. Trading houses provide a service for businesses that want international trade experts to receive or deliver goods or services.

A trading house serves as an intermediary. It might purchase t-shirts wholesale from China, then sell them to a retailer in the United States. The U.S. retailer would still receive wholesale pricing, but the price would be slightly higher than if the retailer purchased directly from the Chinese company. The trading house must mark up the price of the goods it sells to cover its costs and earn a profit. However, the t-shirt retailer avoids the hassles of importing. The retailer also may be able to simplify its operations by dealing with one or two trading houses to get its inventory instead of dealing directly with numerous wholesalers.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • trading house — index market (business) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Trading House —    A business that buys and sells futures and physicals for the accounts of customers as well as for its own account …   Financial and business terms

  • The Old Trading House — (Калкан,Турция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Yalıboyu Mah. 3. Sok. No.5, 07960 Калка …   Каталог отелей

  • Trading stamp — Trading stamps are small paper coupons given to customers by merchants. These stamps have no value individually, but when a customer saves up a certain number of them, they can be exchanged with the trading stamp company for other merchandise.… …   Wikipedia

  • House of Fraser — Type Private Industry Retail Founded Glasgow, Scotland, UK (1849) Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • House swapping — is the practice that refers to the swapping of homes on a temporary or more permanent basis. Although its origins stem from low cost vacation accommodation and are believed to date back to 1953, there has been an increase in house swapping due to …   Wikipedia

  • Trading Places — This article is about the 1983 comedy film. For other uses, see Trading Places (disambiguation). Trading Places The theatrical release poster, which calls the film Some very funny business. The slogan reads, They re not just getting rich...they… …   Wikipedia

  • Trading Spaces — Infobox Television show name = Trading Spaces format = Reality runtime = 60 minutes presenter = Paige Davis starring = See Cast section first aired = October 13, 2000 last aired = present repeated = May 26, 2007 country = USA network = TLC and… …   Wikipedia

  • Trading Fund — A Trading Fund is a UK government department, or an executive agency or part of the department, which has been established as such by means of a Trading Fund Order made under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. A trading fund can only be… …   Wikipedia

  • house — firms that conduct business as broker dealers in securities or in the investment banking ( investment bank) field are characterized as houses. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary 1 A designation that refers to proprietary, non segregated clearing… …   Financial and business terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”