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Definition

  1. A bundle of attributes (features, functions, benefits, and uses) capable of exchange or use; usually a mix of tangible and intangible forms. Thus a product may be an idea, a physical entity (a good), or a service, or any combination of the three. It exists for the purpose of exchange in the satisfaction of individual and organizational objectives.
  2. Occasional usage today implies a definition of product as that bundle of attributes for which the exchange or use primarily concerns the physical or tangible form, in contrast to a service, in which the seller, buyer, or user is primarily interested in the intangible. Though to speak of "products" and "services" is convenient, it leaves us without a term to apply to the set of the two combined.[1]

References

  1. ^ American Marketing Association. Dictionary. <https://www.ama.org/resources/Pages/Dictionary.aspx> (cited 30 July 2014).


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