Services cannot be stored. This describes the perishability characteristic of services. Perishability is used in marketing to describe the way in which a service capacity cannot be stored for sale in the future. Services cannot be stored, saved, returned, or resold once they have been used. Once rendered to a customer, the service is completely consumed and cannot be delivered to another customer.
Examples of pure tangible goods include all of the following EXCEPT:
Examples of pure tangible goods include all of the following EXCEPT Tax preparation. Marketing a service or intangible product takes creativity because you are trying to sell something a customer cannot physically see, smell, touch or taste. Intangible products and services include things like insurance policies, tax preparation services and cell phone service contracts.
__________describes the employee’s skills in serving the client.
Interactive marketing describes the employee’s skills in serving the client. Interactive marketing is a one to one marketing process that reacts and changes based on the actions of individual customers and prospects.
An experience occurs when a company intentionally uses services as the stage, and goods as props, to engage individual customers in a way that creates a memorable event. Commodities are fungible, goods tangible, services intangible, and experiences memorable.