Merchandising Business: Definition & Examples


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What is a merchandising business?

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1. What is the difference between buying things directly from the manufacturer or distributor and buying from a merchandising business?

2. Which of the following businesses is not a merchandising businesses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet explore your knowledge about merchandising businesses. The questions mainly deal with the requirements for these businesses, the definition of merchandising, and the unique qualities of these types of companies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will review the following:

  • The definition of merchandising businesses
  • The difference between buying from a merchandiser and a manufacturer
  • Th types of merchandising businesses
  • How such a business profits
  • Characteristics of merchandising businesses

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how such a business profits and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of merchandising businesses
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as buying from a merchandiser or a manufacturer

Additional Learning

To really master this topic, you should read the lesson called Merchandising Business: Definition & Examples. The lesson can provide a refresher for important points you may have missed, or it can help you prepare for the quiz. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a merchandising business is
  • Identify what merchandising businesses are usually called
  • Describe the functions of the merchandising business
  • Explain how a merchandiser makes a profit
  • Appreciate what happens when businesses only offer services