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Shopping generally refers to the act of buying products.
Sometimes this is done to obtain final goods, including necessities such as food and clothing; sometimes it takes place as a recreational activity.
Some of the earliest retailers were itinerant peddlers.
The term "retailer" is typically applied where a service provider fills the small orders of a large number of individuals, who are end-users, rather than large orders of a small number of wholesale, corporate or government clientele.
As civilizations grew, barter was replaced with retail trade involving coinage.
Selling and buying is thought to have emerged in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) in around the 7th millennium BCE.
In ancient Greece markets operated within the agora, an open space where, on market days, goods were displayed on mats or temporary stalls. Rome had two forums; the Forum Romanum and Trajan's Forum.
The Phoenicians, noted for their seafaring skills, plied their ships across the Mediterranean, becoming a major trading power by the 9th century BCE.The Phoenicians imported and exported wood, textiles, glass and produce such as wine, oil, dried fruit and nuts.Their trading skills necessitated a network of colonies along the Mediterranean coast, stretching from modern day Crete through to Tangiers and onto Sardinia The Phoenicians not only traded in tangible goods, but were also instrumental in transporting culture.Recreational shopping often involves window shopping (just looking, not buying) and browsing: it does not always result in a purchase.Modern retailers typically make a variety of strategic level decisions including the type of store, the market to be served, the optimal product assortment, customer service, supporting services and the store's overall market positioning.
Retail markets and shops have a very ancient history, dating back to antiquity.