Consumerism vs Merchandise - What's the difference?
As a noun consumerism
is a policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc.
As a verb merchandise is
A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc
A materialistic attachment to possessions.
An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.
* merchandize , merchaundise (obsolete),merchaundize (obsolete)
(uncountable) Commodities offered for sale.
(countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
(uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
- ''good business depends on having good merchandise
* Adjectives often applied to "merchandise": returned, used, damaged, stolen, assorted, lost, promotional, industrial, cheap, expensive, imported, good, inferior.
(archaic) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce.
To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
- (Francis Bacon)
(archaic) To engage in the trade of.
To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of.
- He started his career merchandising in a small clothing store chain.
To promote as if for sale.
- He got hired to merchandise some new sporting goods lines.
- The record companies don't get as good a return on merchandising artists under contract.