Glossary: French-English: Point of Sale (POS)

BackorderCommande en souffranceRefers to an open customer order that has not been filled because the required stock is currently unavailable. It is important to keep backordered items in mind when placing new purchase orders.
Big Box StoreMagasin à grande surfaceA large store whose actual layout resembles a massive box or square when viewed from above. This type of store typically features thousands of square feet worth of floor space. Other names for this kind of store include megacenter, superstore and supercenter.
Black FridayNot used in FranceThe busiest shopping day of the year. It traditionally falls on the Friday that immediately follows the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. It is considered to be the first official day of the Christmas shopping season. Exceptional sales and deals are traditionally offered by retailers on this day.

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