will call

variants: or will-call

Definition of will call

1 : a retail sale in which something is reserved by a deposit with full payment to be made when the merchandise is called for at a later date
3 : a window or desk (as at a box office) where people can pick up items (such as tickets) that they have previously purchased (as by phone or online) Order processing fee: Kept by the ticket seller. This includes charges for taking and maintaining orders, arranging for shipping and coordinating with the venue's box office will call. Delivery fee: Ranges from no charge for picking up the tickets at the will call to $25 for UPS delivery.— Andrew Dunn, Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 14 June 2009 often used before another nounthe will call windowwill-call tickets

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History and Etymology for will call

from the phrase (the purchaser) will call

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“Will call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/will%20call. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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