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Meaning of "showrooming" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHOWROOMING

showrooming  [ˈʃəʊˌruːmɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHOWROOMING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Showrooming is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHOWROOMING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

showrooming

Showrooming

Showrooming is the practice of examining merchandise in a traditional brick and mortar retail store, and then buying it online at a lower price. Online stores often offer lower prices than their brick and mortar counterparts, because they do not have the same overhead cost.

Definition of showrooming in the English dictionary

The definition of showrooming in the dictionary is the practice of looking at an item of merchandise in a shop, often using a smartphone app to compare its price elsewhere, before buying it from an online distributor.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHOWROOMING


all-consuming
ɔːlkənˈsjuːmɪŋ
assuming
əˈsjuːmɪŋ
blooming
ˈbluːmɪŋ
booming
ˈbuːmɪŋ
calming
ˈkɑːmɪŋ
charming
ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ
consuming
kənˈsjuːmɪŋ
dreaming
ˈdriːmɪŋ
everblooming
ˈɛvəˌbluːmɪŋ
farming
ˈfɑːmɪŋ
grooming
ˈɡruːmɪŋ
mushrooming
ˈmʌʃruːmɪŋ
nonconsuming
ˌnɒnkənˈsjuːmɪŋ
performing
pəˈfɔːmɪŋ
presuming
prɪˈzjuːmɪŋ
screaming
ˈskriːmɪŋ
streaming
ˈstriːmɪŋ
unassuming
ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ
unpresuming
ˌʌnprɪˈzjuːmɪŋ
warming
ˈwɔːmɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHOWROOMING

showily
showiness
showing
showing-off
showjumping
showman
showmance
showmanly
showmanship
showmen
shown
showpiece
showplace
showplace home
showring
showroom
showstopper
showtime
showy
showyard

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHOWROOMING

becoming
blossoming
bottoming
coming
forthcoming
gaming
have it coming
homecoming
homing
incoming
looming
oncoming
re-homing
Second Coming
shortcoming
unbecoming
unwelcoming
up-and-coming
upcoming
welcoming
Wyoming

Synonyms and antonyms of showrooming in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «showrooming» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHOWROOMING

Find out the translation of showrooming to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of showrooming from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «showrooming» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

showrooming
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

showrooming
570 millions of speakers

English

showrooming
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

showrooming
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

showrooming
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

showrooming
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

showrooming
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শোরুমে গিয়ে দেখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

showrooming
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Showrooming
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

showrooming
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

showrooming
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

showrooming
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Showrooming
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

showrooming
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷோரூமிங்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शोरुमिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

showrooming
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

showrooming
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

showrooming
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

showrooming
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

showrooming
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

showrooming
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

showrooming
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

showrooming
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

showrooming
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of showrooming

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHOWROOMING»

The term «showrooming» is regularly used and occupies the 99.725 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about showrooming

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHOWROOMING»

Discover the use of showrooming in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to showrooming and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Words You Should Know 2013: The 201 Words from Science, ...
180 showrooming showrooming (SHOH-room-ing), noun Showrooming is the act of window shopping at a regular brickand-mortar store but with the intention of buying online for a better price—either once home or while still in the store from a  ...
Nicole Cammorata, 2012
2
Principles of Marketing 15th Global Edition:
Showrooming: The now-common shopping practice of viewing products in stores but buying them online has concerned some store retailers, but Istanbul Cevahir is embracing it. with day—to—day behavior of shoppers. Shop— pers shop with ...
Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong, 2013
3
The Routledge Companion to the Future of Marketing
This mobileenabled trend, known as “showrooming,” has put a lot of pressure on the offline retailer, who generally must keep a fairly large inventory of their products and has higher overhead costs, as customers usetheirstores as showrooms, ...
Luiz Moutinho, Enrique Bigné, Ajay K. Manrai, 2014
4
Business Plus Level 1 Student's Book
looks at “showrooming,” a modern way of shopping. Do you ever see something in a store, try it on, check the price online on your smartphone, find it is cheaper, and walk out of the store? Welcome to the world of “showrooming.” You are not ...
Margaret Helliwell, 2014
5
Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness ...
Showrooming has really become influential in the last few years. Describe how your firm has changed during this time in terms of structure and strategy. 3. Summarize how these efforts are, or are not, paying off. Complete this assignment ...
Michael Hitt, R. Duane Ireland, Robert Hoskisson, 2014
6
Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype
Brownell, Matt, “Can Retailers Beat the 'Showrooming' Effect This Christmas? ... i —IOLD Finance, October 22, 2012, accessed January 26, 2013. http://www. dailyfinance.com/2012/10/22/christmas-shopping-showrooming-onlineprice- match. i.
Jay Baer, 2013
7
Fast Shopper, Slow Store: A Guide to Courting and Capturing ...
Showrooming. We know that shoppers like to try before they buy. We need to touch and fondle products before making the decision to take them home. However in a world where touch, trial, and purchase do not necessarily take place in the ...
Gary Schwartz, 2012
8
Big Data Marketing: Engage Your Customers More Effectively ...
A 2012 Teradata study of more than 2,000 consumers1 found that one in five consumers is now “showrooming,” visiting retail stores to try products, then checking a mobile device for the best price online. Of those already showrooming , ...
Lisa Arthur, 2013
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The Invisible Sale: How to Build a Digitally Powered ...
In showrooming, a consumer visits a traditional retailer to evaluate a product, such as a big-screen TV, and then goes online to purchase the product for less at another retailer. A November 2012 Harris Poll7 reported that 43% of Americans ...
Tom Martin, 2013
10
Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data
Brownell, Matt, "Can Retailers Beat the 'Showrooming' Effect This Christmas?," October 22, 2012, www.dailyfinance.com/2012/10/22/christmas—shopping— Showrooming—online—price—match/, retrieved December 11, 2012. 3. Tuttle, Brad ...
Phil Simon, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHOWROOMING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term showrooming is used in the context of the following news items.
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More consumers are ditching online shopping for physical retailers
Many of us are guilty of "showrooming" -- the act of using a brick and mortar store like Best Buy or Walmart as a showroom for products we end up buying online. «BetaNews, Oct 14»
2
The Showrooming Threat Has Been Overblown - Here's Why
But the showrooming threat has been overblown. In fact, the opposite behavior is far more common than showrooming. More people go online to see what they ... «Business Insider, Jul 14»
3
'Showrooming' Hits Luxury Fashion
"Showrooming"—when consumers browse items in a store and buy them online—has already rocked the books and consumer-electronics sectors, forcing some ... «Wall Street Journal - UK, Apr 14»
4
Forget showrooming! Retailers, watch 'webrooming'
This past holiday season, Best Buy marketed itself as the "showrooming" retailer, effectively inviting customers to come in, check out the goods and then order ... «CNBC.com, Feb 14»
5
Showrooming is a Very Real Problem for Car Dealerships, Too
Now, a new study by Placed Inc. shows that showrooming is also a factor in the biggest purchase many consumers will make: cars. Placed measures the ... «Adweek, Jan 14»
6
Showrooming left in the dust as shoppers go online
According to a new study, efforts to eliminate showrooming from shoppers' behavior paid off in 2013, as a significantly smaller dollar amount was spent by ... «CNBC.com, Jan 14»
7
Is Best Buy's 'Showrooming' Campaign Working?
Best Buy's showrooming strategy is likely paying off through increased store traffic but more could be done to encourage shoppers to actually buy its products, ... «AdAge.com, Dec 13»
8
Nordstrom Found A Brilliant Way To Profit From Showrooming
The practice of showrooming—when people test out products in stores, and then buy them for cheaper online—is traditional retail's worst nightmare. «Business Insider, Dec 13»
9
"Showrooming" Affecting US Retail Sales
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Six percent of recent U.S. retail shoppers indicated they "showroomed" in early November -- meaning they examined merchandise in a ... «Gallup.com, Nov 13»
10
Fear of 'showrooming' fades at Best Buy
And Best Buy interim Chief Executive G. Mike Mikan made it his top priority to combat “showrooming” before handing the reins to current CEO Hubert Joly. «MarketWatch, Nov 13»

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