Definition of Vendor


A Vendor is a seller of products or services. Often in contracting with a business or the government, the supplier is called a vendor. The term vendor is often used interchangably with the terms independent contractor, freelancer, and consultant.

Another way the word Vendor is used is to describe a business being run on a street, such as a newspaper vendor.

Related Terms:

Independent Contractor

Related Information:

Independent Contracting
Government Contracting

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