Words in Business/Commercial English in a list

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Useful words

  • accordance (in accordance with)
  • account
  • accounting error
  • acknowledge (to)
  • address
  • addressee
  • advance (in advance)
  • advance payment
  • advice of payment
  • after-sales service
  • agreement
  • air freight
  • air waybill
  • amount due
  • apology
  • apply (to apply for)
  • approval (on approval)
  • as from
  • balance (financial)
  • bank account
  • bill of exchange
  • bill of lading
  • blank cheque
  • branch
  • brand
  • brisk trade
  • business (on business)
  • buyer
  • cancel
  • cargo
  • carriage free
  • carriage paid to
  • dispatch to
  • draft
  • duly signed
  • due
  • date
  • dutiable
  • duty free
  • to enclose
  • enclosed
  • enquiry
  • exchange rate
  • expenses
  • extension of payment time
  • failure to pay
  • fee
  • file
  • firm offer
  • free of charge
  • goods
  • to grant a discount
  • to be grateful
  • hereby
  • inadequate packing
  • included
  • initial order
  • to inquire
  • inquiry
  • insurance
  • introductory price
  • invoice
  • to invoice
  • leaflet
  • liability
  • liable
  • to mention
  • as mentioned
  • money order
  • to negotiate
  • net price
  • obliged
  • opportunity
  • order
  • orderform
  • overdraft
  • overdue
  • overdrawn
  • payable by you
  • to postpone
  • preferential rate
  • prior notice
  • profit margin
  • purchas
  • quarterly
  • quotation
  • to quote a price
  • range rate
  • ready for despatch
  • receipt
  • recipient
  • to recommend
  • with reference to
  • to refund
  • registered letter
  • reimbursement
  • remittance
  • to renew
  • repeat order
  • replacement
  • on request
  • to request
  • requirement
  • respite
  • to retail
  • retail price
  • reward sales
  • sample
  • to satisfy a requirement
  • under separate cover
  • to ship
  • shipment
  • to be short-listed
  • to sign
  • sold out
  • spare parts
  • statement of account
  • to have something in stock
  • in storage
  • to store
  • to subscribe
  • substantially reduced
  • supplier survey of damage
  • terms
  • terms of payment
  • trade fair
  • bank transfer
  • turnover
  • undermentioned
  • unfortunate
  • unit price
  • unsaleable
  • valid
  • value
  • warehouse
  • warrant
  • waybill
  • wholesale
  • within a week/month

This table was written by Ulrike Schroedter.


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