Supplier

A supplier is an entity that supplies goods and services to another organization. This entity is part of the supply chain of a business, which may provide the bulk of the value contained within its products. Some suppliers may even engage in drop shipping, where they ship goods directly to the customers of the buyer.

A supplier is usually a manufacturer or a distributor. A distributor buys goods from multiple manufacturers and sells them to its customers.

Similar Terms

A supplier is also known as a vendor.