Consumerism vs Merchandise - What's the difference?

consumerism | merchandise |


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

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consumerism

English

Noun

(wikipedia consumerism)
  • 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.
  • merchandise

    English

    Alternative forms

    * merchandize , merchaundise (obsolete),merchaundize (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable) Commodities offered for sale.
  • ''good business depends on having good merchandise
  • (countable) A commodity offered for sale; an article of commerce; a kind of merchandise.
  • (uncountable) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "merchandise": returned, used, damaged, stolen, assorted, lost, promotional, industrial, cheap, expensive, imported, good, inferior.

    Synonyms

    * wares * product

    Verb

    (merchandis)
  • (archaic) To engage in trade; to carry on commerce.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of goods, as by display and arrangement of goods.
  • He started his career merchandising in a small clothing store chain.
  • (archaic) To engage in the trade of.
  • To engage in in-store promotion of the sale of.
  • He got hired to merchandise some new sporting goods lines.
  • To promote as if for sale.
  • The record companies don't get as good a return on merchandising artists under contract.

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