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Sell quickly

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:22 pm

Hi everyone! What idioms do you use to describe something that is sold quickly in huge quantities?

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Re: Sell quickly

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:55 pm

'Fast-moving consumer goods' (abbreviation: FMCG) and 'consumer packaged goods' (CPG) are terms used in commerce for low-value commodities like soap, aspirin and toilet paper. 'Discount marketing' refers to the practice of undercutting commercial rivals, which can result in a price war.

In Britain, a well-known saying that epitomises the mass-market approach of shifting high volumes but with low margins is "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap", exemplified by the strategy followed in the early days of mass retail marketing in the US by F W Woolworth (the original 'five and dime' store) and in Britain by supermarkets like Kwik Save and Tesco.
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Re: Sell quickly

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:30 am

Erik: Thanks a lot for the terms and your detailed answer. They are very helpful.

StevenLoan
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