Talk:Commerce

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Cleanup[edit]

I have a question for the person that put the cleanup notice on this article. "In what way do you think it needs to be cleaned up?" I have just read the article and I found no obvious errors, POV, or Wiki-problems. mydogategodshat 06:00, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Have just edited out a load of advertising from a random website



Edited out a piece of vandalism which talked about Jesse being fat because he ate so much —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.176.143.21 (talk) 18:36, 6 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem Quiboman (talk) 19:47, 26 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

💃 Young yaz (talk) 18:46, 19 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

uefa[edit]

Wch team wll win e uefa champions league Young yaz (talk) 18:47, 19 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merge with trade[edit]

There is no need for this article and should be merged with Trade. The difference can be explained there. if no one oppose I will merge.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vorpzn (talkcontribs) 03:44, 25 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I oppose this merger. As you yourself noted, there is a difference between the two topics. This commerce article has hundreds of edits and is a long-established article that has been in existence fifteen years, since 2002, and as such, merging away such an article needs discussion and consensus. If you feel such an article should be merged, please follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Merging: list this merger proposal on Wikipedia:Proposed mergers so many editors can know about it so we can discuss it on this talk page to establish a consensus whether to merge or not to merge. —Lowellian (reply) 08:40, 25 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Let's not. I think this article can be improved further by adding sections about how the present world views it - what it means to study commerce, how it is a part of business, what are the other parts of business, how it is also different from Economics.RenZut 14:36, 13 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I as well oppose the merging as the two are definitely not the same. Trade is exchange of goods, while commerce involves all the elements involved in trade, like transport, insurance, warehousing, advertising and so further. I see no benefit in merging and i think that making Commerce as a section of Trade article would just open up a space for confusion. SRBeen (talk) 23:08, 27 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please DO NOT merge this with "Commerce" article. Commerce ≠ Trade. Commerce is profit-seeking per se - to CAPTURE "value", often more asymmetric in power and approach by the parties thereto, while trade in kernel form is more ad hoc social cooperation designed to reallocate value to he/she whom will benefit most from the exchanged artifacts or acts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Philanthro (talkcontribs) 01:22, 8 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
YES! Unlike the former comments, I am totally for it! I don't think that nowadays there is such a big difference which requires such a distinction. Actually, in Latin commercium means precisely trade, and as you can see very few languages in Wikipedia make this distnction. In Spanish, comercio means both. But the article "comercio", like other 115 articles, is linked to Trade, not Commerce(!), which can also be very confusing for someone who is looking for a version in his own language. The article in German "Kommerz", which is linked here, is more about the old definition of the word, and even there it is defined Handel (trade). The caduceus symbol appears in most other language articles also under "trade". Now, I know English Wikipedists like to be "unique", but there is really no factual reason to leave the article as is. It is very short, the longest section is "see also" (which I think is here to make it look longer), the second longest section is "History", which is actully the history of trade(!), mentioning the word "trade" itself 7 times! All that is left, apart from Etymology, is one line! There have been articles which were merged for less reasons. Law Insider defines both with the same meaning ("Trade or commerce means any and all economic activity carried on wholly or partially in this state which involves or relates to any commodity or service.") According to WikiDiff: Trade is a synonym of commerce. Commerce is a synonym of trade. As nouns the difference between commerce and trade is that commerce is the exchange or buying and selling of commodities, especially the exchange of merchandise between different places or communities; Ttrade is buying and selling of goods and services on a market." In short, a difference which in most situations in the business world (which I am in) is insignificant. Is there a difference between the two? To some extent. Is it enough for 2 separated articles? No, by any means. Commerce should be a redirection page to Trade, where a section about commerce may be added (although there would not be a lot to say, just like there isn't in this article). --Virum Mundi (talk) 04:47, 26 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]