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A stock order simply means the ordering of new stock to refill the inventory, replenish shelves or when a large order has been made etc. The warehouse will be contacted and the delivery will be made.
Supermarkets are at the forefront of stock order technology, in that the whole process is completely computerized. As products go through and are scanned at the checkouts, the inventory is depilated from an electronic database. When an item reaches a certain low lever a new order is automatically made and will be delivered during the next day's cycle. This keeps shelves full and prevents over or under ordering.
Stock Order is also a term used in investing circles, to simply refer to the ordering of stock. It is a word that has grown with the internet and the many online stock brokers. It is the collective word for terms like Market Order, Limit Order, Stop Loss Order, Trailing Stops Orders, Good Till Canceled Order, Day Order and All or None Order.
Each one of these orders has their own terms and methods of buying stock; for example on a Day Order if the broker doesn't purchase the stock within the day for their client then it is canceled.