1. the sending of goods to someone who will sell them for you

  2. a group of goods sent for sale

    • A consignment of goods has arrived.

    • We are expecting a consignment of cars from Japan.

"...some of the most prominent stores are gradually moving away from the traditional consignment system, under which manufacturers agree to repurchase any unsold goods, and in return dictate prices and sales strategies and even dispatch staff to sell the products" [Nikkei Weekly]

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