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a shopping district in japan

Shopping Vocabulary List: Most Used & Common Terms

VocabularyExplanationExample
(Some) ChangeMoney exchange.Have you got change to pay the swimming pool?
A banknote/a note/a billPaper money.How many banknotes have you got?
A bargainA good deal.That’s a real bargain.
A bidAn offer in an auction.What bids did you make?
A billAn invoice.I need the bill to be refunded.
A billboardA large panel for advertising.The billboards are huge.
A brandA trademark.Children love brands nowadays.
A carrier bagA bag (usually plastic) supplied by shops.Carrier bags are always provided.
A cashierA person who operates cash register.The cashier is so nice.
A catchphrase/a mottoA repeated phrase, slogan.Do you know the brand’s catchphrase?
A chainA company with branches.I usually shop in chains.
A changing room/cloakroom//fitting roomA booth for trying on clothes.Where are the fitting rooms?
A charge/to chargeA fee/To ask for money.How much do you charge for this?
A check/chequeAn order for bank to pay.I usually pay the doctor by check.
A client/customerSomeone who buys products.Clients should always be satisfied with what you sell.
A coinMetal money.How many coins have you got?
A consumerSomeone who consumes, who buys.How many customers will you target?
A corner shopA small, local shop that sells a little of everything – it needn’t be on a corner.He loves shopping in the corner shop.
A cost/to costA price.The cost of the product is too high.
A counterA flat, elevated surface.Meet me at the counter.
A couponA discount voucher.We love using coupons when we shop.
A dealA transaction.They got such a good deal yesterday.
A delivery/to deliverAn act of delivering.The delivery was done on time.
A departmentA division of organization.Which department do you work for?
A department storeA large store that sells a range of items in different departments such as food and clothing.Department stores are heaven.
A designA pattern, a styling.He loves the new design of the product.
A discount store/pound shopA shop where all the goods are sold at a discount.My parents love going to discount stores.
A discount/to discountA reduced price/to deduct from price.They got a very good discount today.
A flea marketA market where antiques and second hand goods are sold.It is so different to shop at the flea market.
A franchiseA business with a commercial licence.Franchises are fun to shop in.
A fur traderPerson who deals in animal-fur products.The fur trader did an excellent job with my coat.
A gift/presentSomething you give to make the other person happy.I love the gift he offered me.
A guaranteeA promise.How long does the guarantee last?
A leafletA brochure.Have you seen the company’s leaflet?
A loyalty carda card issued by a shop to allow customers to save money on the basis of what they spend.She has all the loyalty cards of her favorite shops.
A mall (US)/shopping centre (GB)Place where many shops are gathered.I love shopping in malls.
A market studya study that analyzes market demand for a particular product or service.Market studies are capital in advertising.
A must-have productA product that is very popular that a lot of people want to have.This bag is a must-have product.
A pollA survey.According to the poll, more and more clients shop there.
A purchase/To purchaseSomething you buy/To buy.What is this purchase I can see on your account?
A receiptA proof of payment.Did you get the receipt?
A retail parkAn area normally on the outskirts of a town/city with several large retail outlets.We love going to retail parks at the weekend.
A retailerSomeone who sells goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities.The retailer does good prices.
A rip-offA cheat, a con.He was disappointed as this was a real rip-off!
A sampleA representative piece, specimen.CanI get a sample to try it before buying it?
A shelfA flat storage space.The shelf is full of books.
A shop assistantThe person who serves customers.The shop assistant was extremely helpful.
A shopping basketA container for your purchases.She nicely gave me a shopping basket.
A shopping channelA television channel that is dedicated to promoting sales.They love watching the shopping channel.
A stockA reserve in storage.The stock is huge.
A storage roomPlace where to stock things.Where is the storage room?
A supply/to supplyA stock/To provide.There is no more supply.
A target/to targetAn objective/to aim.Who is your main target?
A tillA cash register.I’m waiting for you at the till.
A turnoverRevenues of business.What was your turnover last year?
A wedgeA V-shaped block.The wedge under the door is efficient.
A wholesalerSomeone who sells goods in quantity, as to retailers or jobbers, for resale.The wholesaler sales in bulk.
AffordableYou have enough money to buy itThis item is affordable so I’ll buy it.
An amountA quantity, a total, a sum.What is the amount of products you bought?
An applianceA device, piece of equipment.The electronic appliance I have broke down.
An auctionA sale with bids.Auctions are quite exhiliarating.
An itemA shopping unit.How many items are you going to buy?
An offer/to offerA proposal/to propose to give.What offers can you make?
Big brand namesLarge well-known companies or product names.They are fans of big brand names.
Flooding the marketAn excess amount of inventory for sale causes an undesired drop in price for the product, in extreme cases making the products impossible to sell at any price.Spinners are flooding the market.
High street namesWell-known shops.She fancies shopping in high street names.
Mink furHair of a small furry mammal.Mink fur is my favorite.
Opening hoursWhen the shop is open.What are your opening hours?
PriceyExpensiveThis is too pricey for my budget.
Second-handPreviously owned.Second-hand shops are affordable.
To be a shopaholicTo be addicted to shopping.She is such a shopaholic.
To be on a tight budgetTo have a limited amount of money to spend.We are on a tight budget this month.
To browseTo look for goods in shop before you buy.Let’s browse before buying anything.
To catch the eyeTo get someone’s attention, especially by looking at them.It directly caught my eye.
To cost an arm and a legVery expensive.I won’t buy it as it costs an arm and a leg.
To deceiveTo disappoint.We were so deceived by the quality of the product.
To do the grocery shoppingTechnically to buy fruit and vegetables, but normally used to mean to buy food and drinks for the household.We do the grocey shopping every week.
To get into debtTo owe money.He got into debt last month.
To give someone the hard sellTo put pressure on someone to buy something.They gave him the hard sell but it didn’t work.
To go on a shopping spreeTo go shopping and buys lots of items that you may not be able to afford.How about going on a shopping spree?
To indulge in some retail therapyTo go shopping to make yourself feel better.She decided to indulge in some retail therapy.
To nip toTo go somewhere quickly.We’ve nipped to stores.
To pick up a bargainTo buy something much cheaper than the normal price.I’m so proud as I picked up a bargain yesterday.
To refundTo reimburse.She was refunded last month.
To returnTo give back.Can I return the item I bought yesterday?
To run up a credit card billTo owe money on a credit card.He runs up a credit card bill.
To shop aroundTo try different shops to find the best deal.Let’s shop around and make up our mind then.

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