shop·​per | \ ˈshä-pər How to pronounce shopper (audio) \

Definition of shopper

1 : one who shops
2 : one whose occupation is shopping as an agent for customers or for an employer
3 : a usually free paper carrying advertising and sometimes local news

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Even Google recently added a shopping feature to its image search after 50% of shoppers said an image inspired them to buy, according to Jefferies analyst Brent Thill. Laura Forman, WSJ, "Pinterest Isn’t Picture Perfect Just Yet," 25 Mar. 2019 My advice here tends to be for brands to try to really engage with their consumers, build a community (not just a pool of random shoppers), and bring intangible things to the table, such as experiences, things that cannot be copied. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Imitation In Fashion is a Huge Problem, But It's Probably Not Going Anywhere," 13 Mar. 2019 The rest of the store remained full price, assured of its longevity, despite a lack of shoppers. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "The bleak hope of the day-after-Christmas sale," 27 Dec. 2018 About 70 percent of the shoppers at Edens' centers are female. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "This out-of-town developer is shaping the way you shop in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 9 May 2018 As a designer whose colorful bohemian clothing is beloved by everyone from fashion insiders to casual shoppers, her mission to make clothing more conscious has been extremely important. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Interview: Designer Mara Hoffman on Sustainability in Fashion," 22 Mar. 2019 The companies announced the partnership back in January, with Nuro, which was founded by two ex-Google engineers, also unveiling the prototype for the R1 pod that would ultimately transport goods to busy shoppers. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Self-driving cars start delivering groceries in Arizona," 17 Aug. 2018 Amazon began offering the discounts to shoppers in select markets in May. Amazon offers delivery service from Whole Foods stores in 10 cities (not including Charlotte) and will continue expanding throughout 2018, the company said. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts to Prime members in North Carolina," 11 June 2018 There are a few shoppers downstairs: a chic French couple, a young mother with a Southern accent and a toddler in tow, a woman looking for a dress to wear to her son’s wedding. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, "Diane and Talita von Furstenberg Turn an American Empire into a Family Dynasty," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of shopper

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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