18/10/17 The Difference between User and Consumer
A user is a person or thing that uses something such as a place, facility, product, or machine.
Beach users have complained about people walking their dogs on the sand.
…a regular user of Holland’s health-care system.
…a user of electric current, such as an electric motor, a lamp, or a toaster. [+ of]
A consumer is a person who buys things or uses services.
…claims that tobacco companies failed to warn consumers about the dangers of smoking.
…improving public services and consumer rights.
Synonyms: buyer, customer, user, shopper.