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Answered Jul 10, 2020
An agent is someone who will be in charge of acting or doing certain things on behalf of the client. For example, if in case you are trying to sell something, the agent will be in charge of helping you sell your property. It may also be the agent who will be in charge of talking to the potential buyer so that different details can be arranged easily. The distributor is known to be your very own customer.
The distributor is going to get products from you and then, the products that he/she has received from you will be sold to his/her very own customers. There are some distributors that are considered to be legal and trusted distributors which means that the quality of your products will be assured.
A business needs agents and distributors for the selling of their goods and services. There are a lot of differences between an agent and a distributor. Agents are the ones that are familiar with the market and are the campaigners of the products. Agents do not have any direct connection with the company; they have direct connections with customers. They are responsible for selling the products and also knowing what the customers want. Most agents have a fixed commission after their work.
Agents are also employees of the companies. Agents are involved in negotiating with customers. Distributors are the direct salesman of the product, they have a direct connection with the company, negotiating with customers is not a service rendered by distributors, but they distribute goods in the market. They also provide after-sales services.