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"merchandise" in British English

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merchandisenoun [U]

uk   /ˈmɜː.tʃən.daɪs/ /ˈmɜː.tʃən.daɪz/  us   /ˈmɝː.tʃən.daɪs/  /ˈmɝː.tʃən.daɪz/ formal
goods that are bought and sold: Shoppers complained about poor quality merchandise and high prices. Japan exported $117 billion in merchandise to the US in 1999.

merchandiseverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɜː.tʃən.daɪz/  us   /ˈmɝː.tʃən.daɪz/ US specialized
(Definition of merchandise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merchandise" in American English

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merchandisenoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɜr·tʃənˌdɑɪs/
goods that are bought and sold: This store has a wide selection of merchandise for sale.
(Definition of merchandise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"merchandise" in Business English

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merchandisenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪs/
COMMERCE goods that are offered for sale, especially in a store: While the shop may look exclusive, the merchandise is not.discounted/general/luxury merchandise Analysts are expecting the retailer to report a 5% rise in sales of general merchandise.
MARKETING →  merchandising : Shaw won the highly lucrative rights to sell Elvis merchandise in the UK and Europe in 1999.

merchandiseverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz/ MARKETING
to increase sales of goods by making people more aware of them through advertising, special displays or events, etc.: The way in which you merchandise what you have in store in terms of display is pretty important.
to produce and sell products connected with a popular film, event, famous person, etc.: The company's move to license and merchandise its popular TV characters has great potential for growth.
(Definition of merchandise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “merchandise”
in Vietnamese hàng hóa…
in Spanish mercancía, mercadería…
in Malaysian barang niaga…
in Thai สินค้า…
in French marchandises…
in German die Ware…
in Chinese (Traditional) 商品,貨物…
in Russian товары…
in Turkish ticarî eşya, mal, emtia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 商品,货物…
in Indonesian barang dagangan…
in Polish towar, towary…
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