- 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
- the manufactured goods bought and sold in any business.
- the stock of goods in a store.
- goods, especially manufactured goods; commodities.
- to carry on trade.
- to buy and sell; deal in; trade.
- to plan for and promote the sales of.
Origin of merchandise
Examples from the Web for merchandising
Allen Barra on how the Broncos quarterback decisions have one thing in mind: merchandising.The Broncos Sell Their Future: Tim Tebow Heads to New York Jets
March 21, 2012
His latest tour is one of the most successful of the year, with 630,000 tickets sold and $1.8 million in merchandising alone.Why Enrique Iglesias Is Still Hot
December 1, 2011
Are there any other merchandising plans, like an iPhone app?Epic Meal Time Creators on Their Future Plans
March 18, 2011
After more than two decades of merchandising her looks, Elizabeth was anxious about appearing dumpy.Liz Taylor's Secret Life
William J. Mann
October 19, 2009
Your policy of publicity must be specially measured from your policy of merchandising.The Clock that Had no Hands
He was not much of a salesman but he knew all about merchandising in a retail store.
With finance as with merchandising, the German is a prize imitator.An African Adventure
Isaac F. Marcosson
He had been at Provo merchandising, but had moved to Denver.Forty Years Among the Indians
Daniel W. Jones
He came to Stillwater in 1848, where he engaged in merchandising and farming.Fifty Years In The Northwest
William Henry Carman Folsom
- the selection and display of goods in a retail outlet
- commercial goods, esp ones issued to exploit the popularity of a pop group, sporting event, etc
- commercial goods; commodities
- to engage in the commercial purchase and sale of (goods or services); trade
Word Origin and History for merchandising
mid-13c., "trading, commerce;" mid-14c., "commodities of commerce, wares, articles for sale or trade," from Anglo-French marchaundise, Old French marcheandise "goods, merchandise; trade, business" (12c.), from marchaunt "merchant" (see merchant).