(pronounced eff-oh-bee; not fawb)
Common abbreviation for “Free On Board”. This term is used when dealing with shipping of products. So much of design and decorating deals with shipping items from one place to another, whether it’s from a furniture manufacturer in North Carolina or a marble quarry in Italy. FOB means that the goods are delivered without charge for delivery to and placing on board a carrier at a specified point. FYI: Delivery can be super expensive and add a great deal to the overall cost of a project.