Merchant vs. Vendor

Merchant vs. Vendor — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Merchant and Vendor

Merchantnoun

One whose occupation is the wholesale purchase and retail sale of goods for profit.

Vendornoun

One that sells or vends something

a street vendor.a vendor of software products on the Web.

Merchantnoun

One who runs a retail business; a shopkeeper.

Vendornoun

One that provides products or services to a business for a fee.

Merchantadjective

Of or relating to merchants, merchandise, or commercial trade

a merchant guild.

Vendornoun

A vending machine.

Merchantadjective

Of or relating to the merchant marine

merchant ships.

Vendornoun

A person or a company that vends or sells.

Merchantnoun

A person who traffics in commodities for profit.

Vendornoun

A vending machine.

Merchantnoun

The owner or operator of a retail business.

Vendorverb

To bundle third-party dependencies with the source code for one's own program.

I distributed my application with a vendored copy of Perl so that it wouldn't use the system copies of Perl where it is installed.

Merchantnoun

A trading vessel; a merchantman.

Vendorverb

As the software vendor, to bundle one's own, possibly modified version of dependencies with a standard program.

Strawberry Perl contains vendored copies of some CPAN modules, designed to allow them to run on Windows.

Merchantnoun

(obsolete) A supercargo.

Vendornoun

someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

Merchantverb

As a resident of a region, to buy goods from a non-resident and sell them to another non-resident.

a merchanting service

Merchantnoun

a businessperson engaged in retail trade