merchandizing


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mer·chan·dise

 (mûr′chən-dīz′, -dīs′)
n. Abbr. mdse.
Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares.
v. merchandise (-dīz′) also mer·chan·dize (-dīz′) mer·chan·dised, mer·chan·dis·ing, mer·chan·dis·es also mer·chan·dized or mer·chan·diz·ing or mer·chan·diz·es
v.tr.
1. To buy and sell (goods).
2. To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display: merchandised a new product.
v.intr.
To buy and sell goods; trade commercially.

[Middle English merchaundise, from Old French marchandise, trade, from marcheant, marchand, merchant; see merchant.]

mer′chan·dis′a·ble adj.
mer′chan·dis′er n.

mer·chan·dis·ing

also mer·chan·diz·ing  (mûr′chən-dī′zĭng)
n.
1. The promotion of merchandise sales, as by coordinating production and marketing and developing advertising, display, and sales strategies.
2. The sale of merchandise in connection with an established brand, such as a sports team or a film.
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Translations

merchandizing

[ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪzɪŋ] N (esp US) → comercialización f
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References in classic literature ?
For were it not for this lazy trade of usury, money would not he still, but would in great part be employed upon merchandizing; which is the vena porta of wealth in a state.
On the other side, the commodities of usury are, first, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth merchandizing, yet in some other it advanceth it; for it is certain that the greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest; so as if the usurer either call in, or keep back, his money, there will ensue, presently, a great stand of trade.
That there be two rates of usury: the one free, and general for all; the other under license only, to certain persons, and in certain places of merchandizing. First, therefore, let usury in general, be reduced to five in the hundred; and let that rate be proclaimed, to be free and current; and let the state shut itself out, to take any penalty for the same.