Merchandize vs. Merchandise

By Jaxson

  • Merchandise

    In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are bought as raw materials and sold as finished goods. A service is another common product type.

    Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market. In project management, products are the formal definition of the project deliverables that make up or contribute to delivering the objectives of the project. In insurance, the policies are considered products offered for sale by the insurance company that created the contract. In economics and commerce, products belong to a broader category of goods. The economic meaning of product was first used by political economist Adam Smith.

    A related concept is that of a sub-product, a secondary but useful result of a production process.

    Dangerous products, particularly physical ones, that cause injuries to consumers or bystanders may be subject to product liability.

  • Merchandize (noun)

    alternative spelling of merchandise

  • Merchandize (verb)

    alternative spelling of merchandise|nodot=true; to engage in selling of merchandise.

  • Merchandise (noun)

    commodities offered for sale

    “good business depends on having good merchandise”

  • Merchandise (noun)

    a commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise

  • Merchandise (noun)

    the act or business of trading; trade; traffic

  • Merchandise (verb)

    to engage in trade; to carry on commerce

  • Merchandise (verb)

    to engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods

    “He started his career merchandising in a small clothing store chain.”

  • Merchandise (verb)

    To engage in the trade of

  • Merchandise (verb)

    to engage in in-store promotion of the sale of

    “He got hired to merchandise some new sporting goods lines.”

  • Merchandise (verb)

    to promote as if for sale

    “The record companies don’t get as good a return on merchandising artists under contract.”


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