13 English Collocations With Sales

Here you will learn English collocations with sales. A collocation is a pair or a group of words that have a specific meaning. british council learn english

Learning English collocations is an effortless way to improve your English vocabulary and start speaking like a native. 

Collocations with sales will be particularly useful for your business English.

List of collocations with sales

13 English collocations with sales

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What do I have for you this time? Today, we’re going to take a look at English collocations with sales. As always, I’ll give you some examples as we go through them.

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So the first one

strong sales

Meaning: we have strong sales when we’ve got a good product, or you’ve had a lot of interest


Our company has seen strong sales of the new product since we launched it two weeks ago.

record sales

Meaning: levels that you had never previously achieved; new highs


My company launched a new product at the beginning of 2021, in February we saw record sales.

retail sales

Meaning: sales that take place in the shop, supermarket or some area where it sold directly to the customer


Retail sales are in a decline in 2021 because people are not going into shopping centres. They don’t want to come into contact with other people, so retail sales are in decline. 

13 English collocations with sales

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export sales

Meaning: those sales to other countries; products are leaving your country or going to other countries.


The state agency has announced that its clients recorded export sales of €15.23bn in 2019.

high-street sales

Meaning: ‘high street’ refers to the main street in towns or cities especially in the UK and Commonwealth; it refers to physical retail outlets across the country


If people don’t visit the shops and don’t spend money then high street sales are down, they reflect the mood of the population or the strength of that particular economy. 

13 English collocations with sales

Now let’s look at verb collocations with ‘sales’.

sales go up

Meaning: sales increase


Sales go up across the country as a result of improved weather conditions. People go to the boutiques to buy the new range of summer clothing.

sales fall


sales drop down

Meaning: sales decrease to a lower level


Sales fall in periods of poor economic activity.

Throughout the quarter, sales dropped down as a result of the bad weather.

The opposite is

sales soar

Meaning:: to increase dramatically; to go up like a rocket up into the sky


People just like to spend money, so sales continued to soar throughout the Christmas period.

As a result of the ending of a conflict, the sales soared.

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sales slump

Meaning: to go down severely; to plummet


The sale of our new products slumped after the announcement that there had been some technical problem.

And then we could just have a general reference to

sales performance

Meaning: a review of the activity of a sales team or a company, in general, relative to previous years


Overall, our sales performance was lower than anticipated.

  • We monitor the sales performance.
  • We review the sales performance.
  • We record the sales performance. 

13 English collocations with sales


sales forecast

Meaning: to try and predict what is going to happen in sales


Sales forecast for this year is poor because of poor economic activity. So we’re not expecting improvement in our sales.

And finally,

the volume of sales

Meaning: quantity sold within a reporting period


The volume of sales of hand sanitisers at the beginning of this pandemic has gone through the roof. They were sold out immediately.

So that’s the end of this particular podcast episode with English collocations with sales. Thanks for listening. If you want to contact me, you can do so at www.englishlessonviaskype.com

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For more information on English grammar rules, English collocations and English idioms, check out the links below:

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