door-to-door

door-to-door ˈdoor-to-door adjective [only before a noun]
1. door-to-door sales, collections etc involve going to each house in a street in order sell something, to collect information etc:

• They will be raising funds through door-to-door collections.

door-to-door salesmen

2. a door-to-door service delivers goods directly from a factory to a person's house:

• Although its home market is Europe, the company can offer door-to-door transport to other destinations.

• the closure of British Rail's door-to-door parcels service

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door-to-door UK US /ˌdɔːtəˈdɔːr/ adjective [before noun]
MARKETING going from one house or building to the next in order to sell or ask something: »

a door-to-door survey of 1,500 residents

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door-to-door sales/salesperson/salesman

COMMERCE delivered from the factory directly to a customer's home: »

Instead of offering door-to-door delivery, the firm wants to persuade customers to pick up their purchases.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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