Senior Member
French and Russian
What is the difference between these terms?

" If you buy sth by mail order it’s normal to pay C.W.O. (Cash with Order) rather than C.O.D.(Cash in Delivery)"
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    I don't think I've normally seen "C.W.O." as a standard term, but what I interpret it to mean is that you must pay for the goods at the time you order them rather than pay for them when they arrive at your door (which is the meaning of "C.O.D." - "Cash On Delivery"). The term I normally see for payment before goods are shipped is "C.I.A. (Cash In Advance)."