Written by Fmi.Online Friday October 15, 2021
A sale is a transaction between a company and a customer. The company usually sells inventory for a larger amount than what it paid for it, so the company can recognize a profit. The word “sales,” on the other hand, has a slightly different meaning.

Explanation :

In the accounting world, the word “sales” is usually associated with total company revenue rather than a single sale. The sales or revenue account is an equity account that increases when a sale occurs. When a company sells a product, it debits cash for the sale price and credits revenues for the same price.

In a nutshell :

  • A sale is a transaction between two or more parties, typically a buyer and a seller, in which goods or services are exchanged for money or other assets.
  • In the financial markets, a sale is an agreement between a buyer and seller regarding the price of a security, and delivery of the security to the buyer in exchange for the agreed-upon compensation.
  • If the item or service in question is transferred by one party to the other party with no compensation, the transaction is not considered to be a sale, but rather a gift or a donation.
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