To compound this problem, merchants can alienate their existing customers by offering coupons.
It may be that for some Groupon merchants, even a 75 percent discounted sale is thus profitable.
So the merchants offer a deal, sometimes at a loss, but then get little future business.
How are merchants supposed to defend against this sort of mass attack?
Professors, merchants, and journalists each have their special day, while Brazilians of color have two.
The merchants accepted the invitation, and went home with Eirik.
On the face of it, they would have been a match for ten times this number of merchants.
It was built by some English merchants, and is called Calcutta.
The Tasmanian merchants met them on the shore of the royal province.
Hitherto the stock employed in banking was supplied by the merchants, or invested by East Indian capitalists.
c.1200, from Anglo-French marchaunt "merchant, shopkeeper" (Old French marcheant, Modern French marchand), from Vulgar Latin *mercatantem (nominative *mercatans) "a buyer," present participle of *mercatare, frequentative of Latin mercari "to trade, traffic, deal in" (see market). Meaning "fellow, chap" is from 1540s; with a specific qualifier, and suggesting someone who deals in it (e.g. speed merchant "one who enjoys fast driving"), from 1914.
c.1400, from merchant (n.) and from Old French marcheant (adj.).
A person who esp indulges or purveys in what is indicated: heat merchant/ speed merchant (1914+)