marketing channel (channel of distribution)
a set of interdependent organizations that eases the transfer of ownership as products move from producer to business user or consumers.
A large channel or pipeline through which products, their ownership, communication, financing and payment, and accompanying risk flow to the consumer.
*Formally: is a business structure of interdependent organizations that reach from the point of product origin to the consumer with the purpose of moving products to their final consumption destination. Facilitate the physical movement of goods through the supply chain, representing "place" or "distribution" in the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place) and encompasing the processes involved in getting the right product to the right place at the right time.