What is a hypernym for "sender" and "recipient" in terms of a shipment?

I am searching for a name for a name of member of a class that can be both sender and recipient of a shipment.

  • I'm not sure how appropriate it is for your (unspecified) need, but in an IT context, one possibility might be to call them "endpoints". – Jeff Zeitlin Feb 27 '18 at 16:27
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    I think this will be difficult. You are asking for a word which encompasses 'buyer and seller'. "Shipment participators" ? – Nigel J Feb 27 '18 at 16:51
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    Party should work. (Both parties were satisfied.) – Tushar Raj Feb 27 '18 at 17:00
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    Possibly related: english.stackexchange.com/q/369828/17956 – Jim Feb 27 '18 at 17:42
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because our Help Center says that picking names for computer software thingies is out of scope for our site. – tchrist Feb 27 '18 at 19:55

Such a person would be a correspondent if sending and receiving letters. For shipments a customer might be appropriate. They would return shipments they refused and receive others.

  • Amazed I wasn't able to come up with this on my own, thank you Google and thank you Elliot! – Albert Renshaw Jul 17 '20 at 3:46

"Traffic Clerk", occupational code 43-5071 in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics definition.

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products. Excludes "Stock Clerks and Order Fillers" (43-5081) and "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).

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