One employed to sell goods for another on commission; a factor. He is sometimes called. a consignee, and the goods he receives are a consignment. A term nearly, if not exactly, synonymous to factor, the term 'factor' being more common in the language of the law, and the term 'commission merchant' more familiar in the language of commerce. A commission merchant is a person who sells goods in his own name at his own store, and on commission, from samples, but obtaining possession as soon as sales are made, and delivering or shipping them to his customers. A commission merchant may buy and sell in his own name without disclosing his principal, while, a broker can only buy and sell in the name of his principal.