Investor Glossary-business-to-businessInvestor Glossary-business-to-businessInvestor Glossary-business-to-businessInvestor Glossary-business-to-businessInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Business-to-business

The HTML to link to this page
 

Business-to-business, or B2B, describes a transaction, product or service, or business strategy as targeted to a business rather than the consumer. In contrast, if the target is the consumer, the term business-to-consumer, or B2C, applies. A business-to-business sale means a sale to another business, even of a product normally sold to consumers. For instance, Amazon.com might sell 1000 copies of a book to a Fortune 500 company in a business-to-business sale. Similarly, a business-to-business service is one targeted toward business customers rather than consumers. Outsourced payroll service is an example. A business-to-business organization gets revenues from other businesses, not consumers, such as Boeing. Not all businesses and services are exclusively business-to-business or business-to-consumer. Dell sells computers to both business-to-business and business-to-consumer. Similarly, an auto dealership can sell identical pickup trucks business-to-business and business-to-consumer.



Rate this business-to-business definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: labor relations, balance sheet, VIX, implied volatility, current ratio, reverse mortgage, risk management, minority interest, option premium, inflation, EBITDA, average price per share, ex-dividend date, annual return, 144a, wholly-owned subsidiary, irrevocable trust, Key Rate Duration, APR, stock split, debt service coverage, deferred tax, 1031 exchange, LIBOR, real GDP, Zero Cost Collar, liquidity ratio, 1035 exchange, FTSE, phantom income, covered put, in escrow, stock market close, per diem, margin rate, open position, quality assurance, dividends payable, deferred revenue, required rate of return, FICO score, retained earnings, diluted share, 401a, class C shares, ex-dividend, command economy, limit order, cancelled check


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use