Definitions for "Trading Area"
The geographic area within which your current or potential customers live. Concentrated: A trading area that consists of customers within a reasonable travel distance for either their coming to your location or you traveling to them. (see: Inbound and Outbound Business) Dispersed: A trading area that is not necessarily restricted by location, but has a broader reach, either because of the uniqueness of your product/service or your business's ability to overcome geographic boundaries (Examples: e-commerce, catalog sales)
a geographical region in which the residents make the majority of their purchases; usually one or more counties surrounding a central metropolitan market.
A geographic area containing the customers of a particular firm or group of firms for specific goods or services.
A district the size of which is usually determined by the boundaries within which it is economical in terms of sales and costs for a store to sell and/or deliver products.