[ mur-chuhn-dahy-zing ]
See synonyms for: merchandisingmerchandisings on

  1. the planning and promotion of sales by presenting a product to the right market at the proper time, by carrying out organized, skillful advertising, using attractive displays, etc.

Origin of merchandising

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at merchandise, -ing1
  • Also called merchandise planning.

Words Nearby merchandising Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use merchandising in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for merchandising


/ (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪzɪŋ) /

  1. the selection and display of goods in a retail outlet

  2. commercial goods, esp ones issued to exploit the popularity of a pop group, sporting event, etc

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