Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that sells goods or commodities to consumers electronically, as over the Internet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A company that does business via electronic media, especially via the Internet

Etymologies

e- + (re)tailer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of e- and retailer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Drugstore.com, which operates its namesake website as well as Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com, posted $456 million in sales last year, making it the eighth-largest e-tailer in the U.S., according to Internet Retailer magazine.

    Walgreen to Acquire Drugstore.com for $429 Million

  • The Charlottesville – based e-tailer draws inspiration from nature and relies on sustainable and recycled materials to bring their designs to life.

    Jessica Mischner | Inhabitat

  • Analysts expected Amazon to stumble in the fourth quarter due to the economy and the e-tailer surprised investors with another strong report card.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Snippets

  • Although the buttons were not restored to all of its titles by late Friday afternoon, sources said an agreement has been completed and the e-tailer has begun putting back the direct buy option.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Amazon – Macmillan Agreement?

  • Amazon is the largest e-tailer in the country, with an 8% market share, according to Hudson Square Research.

    ShopRunner Fights Uphill Battle Against Amazon

  • Amazon is the largest e-tailer in the country with an 8% market share, according to Hudson Square Research.

    ShopRunner Fights Uphill Battle Against Amazon

  • Mangrove Capital Partners, a Luxembourg-based venture capital firm which has backed Skype and Nimbuzz, has invested $4 million for a minority stake in Global Online Apparel, a holding company of Indian shoe e-tailer BeStylish.com, as well as other e-commerce sites across the globe.

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • Alexander Motyl/ Artsicle.com 'May,' by Alexander Motyl, $25/month to rent $550 to buy, artsicle.com The art "e-tailer" Artsicle attempts to alleviate the risk factor in buying works from your laptop.

    Search. Appreciate. Buy.

  • Combining an innovative business model, a passion for social media, and a desire to deliver a flight of fabulous fancy each and every day, CEO Shauna Mei of AHAlife has turned a consumer's desire for high-touch, curatorial experiences into what's poised to be a formidable force in the luxury e-tailer space.

    Felicia C. Sullivan: Interview: Shauna Mei, CEO/Founder of AHAlife

  • I recommend that you offer your book on your website and if you aren't interested in shipping and fulfillment then link to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or whatever online e-tailer you feel most comfortable with.

    Penny C. Sansevieri: How to Write and Publish the (almost) Perfect Book

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