Wholesale intermediaries are that form a link between professional vendors and buyers wishing to trade a good (and not a service), or that carry out commercial operations on behalf of third parties, including on the internet: commission agents, brokers, commercial agents, self-employed representatives, trading groups, etc.
Wholesale intermediaries do not buy or sell goods, they provide a service. They are therefore not the owners of the traded goods. They are paid commission proportionally to the volume of business.
In the french activity nomenclature (NAF rév. 2), the activities of wholesale intermediaries are described in group 46.1.