special order

What is special order?

special order meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

In acquisitions, a request to purchase a single copy of a publication, requiring special handling by the publisher or bookseller, usually because the item is not in stock. Special orders are generally sold at no discount or a short discount, and a modest service charge may be added to compensate the seller for the extra effort.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO