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English translation: it's industry jargon for a traditional (not online) business

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English term or phrase:brick and mortar business
English translation:it's industry jargon for a traditional (not online) business
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15:58 Apr 10, 2000
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Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: brick and mosrtar business
retail for brick and mortar
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it's industry jargon for a traditional (not online) business
Explanation:
Brick and Mortar
Written by Bob Osgoodby

In the online community, an actual physical store is often referred to as a "Brick and Mortar" business. Those involved in an online business are competing with these establishments, and often wonder why they don't succeed.

A "Brick and Mortar" business has several distinct advantages over an online business. First, they have a sizeable amount invested in their business, and most likely won't "fold their tents" and disappear during the night. If you ever have a problem, you know where they are. You can hop in your car and meet "face to face" with the owner or manager to resolve the problem. Finally, you can actually see the product you wish to buy.

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it's industry jargon for a traditional (not online) business


Explanation:
Brick and Mortar
Written by Bob Osgoodby

In the online community, an actual physical store is often referred to as a "Brick and Mortar" business. Those involved in an online business are competing with these establishments, and often wonder why they don't succeed.

A "Brick and Mortar" business has several distinct advantages over an online business. First, they have a sizeable amount invested in their business, and most likely won't "fold their tents" and disappear during the night. If you ever have a problem, you know where they are. You can hop in your car and meet "face to face" with the owner or manager to resolve the problem. Finally, you can actually see the product you wish to buy.




    Reference: http://leatherspinsters.com/brickandmortar.html
Robert Donahue
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