clicks-and-mortar


clicks-and-mortar
adj.
Describes a retail business model that combines online e-commerce with physical retail outlets.
Example Citation:
"That was one day after BarnesandNoble.com chief executive Jonathan Bulkeley championed the 'clicks-and-mortar' philosophy that has become the mantra of electronic retailing. The ability to reach out and touch customers both in and out of cyberspace, the theory goes, will make or break future retailers."
— Leslie Walker, "Now, Opposites Attract," The Washington Post, October 21, 1999
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  • clicks and mortar — clicks and mor‧tar [ˌklɪks ən ˈmɔːtə ǁ ˈmɔːtər] adjective [usually before a noun] a clicks and mortar company sells its products on both the Internet and in shops: • The merger of AOL and Time Warner created the first big clicks and mortar… …   Financial and business terms

  • clicks-and-mortar — UK US adjective [before noun] INFORMAL ► E COMMERCE, COMMERCE used to describe a company that sells its goods or services using both traditional stores and the internet: »Internet only services will have to develop some physical presence on the… …   Financial and business terms

  • clicks and mortar — noun (commercial jargon) Retailing that combines traditional outlets with the use of the Internet • • • Main Entry: ↑click …   Useful english dictionary

  • clicks-and-mortar — adj. pertaining to or being a company that does business on the Internet and in traditional stores or offices. Also, click and mortar. [1995 2000; on the model of earlier brick(s) and mortar, referring to physical buildings or sites] * * * clicks …   Useful english dictionary

  • clicks-and-mortar — /ˌklɪks ən mɔ:tə/ adjective conducting business both through e commerce and also in the traditional way in buildings such as shops and warehouses (NOTE: Compare this term with bricks and mortar.) ▪▪▪ ‘…there may be a silver lining for ‘clicks and …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • clicks-and-mortar — /ˌklɪks ən mɔ:tə/ adjective conducting business both through e commerce and also in the traditional way in buildings such as shops and warehouses. Compare bricks and mortar ▪▪▪ ‘…there may be a silver lining for ‘clicks and mortar’ stores that… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • clicks-and-mortar — clicks′ and mor′taror click′ and mor′tar, adj. pertaining to or being a company that does business on the Internet and in traditional stores or offices • Etymology: 1995–2000; on the model of earlier brick(s) and mortar, referring to physical… …   From formal English to slang

  • clicks-and-mortar — adj. pertaining to or being a company that does business on the Internet and in traditional stores or offices. Also, click and mortar. [1995 2000; on the model of earlier brick(s) and mortar, referring to physical buildings or sites] * * * …   Universalium

  • clicks-and-mortar — bricks and clicks A business model that combines e commerce with the use of physical premises such as retail outlets or warehouses …   Accounting dictionary

  • clicks-and-mortar — bricks and clicks A business model that combines e commerce with the use of physical premises such as retail outlets or warehouses …   Big dictionary of business and management