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'''Product'''
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A '''product''' is a somewhat more differentiated element of a [[service economy]] that can be separated fairly clearly from other products involved in the same [[service cycle]].  It is however not so easy to define as a set of services that it can be called a [[commodity]].  Typically a product involves some rather complex [[service guarantee]]s and [[service expectation]]s, e.g. a [[food product]] is expected to be inspected, not poisonous, and nutritious at least to the degree stated on that product's label, or normal for that type of food.  If for instance someone genetically engineered a [[potato]] to taste wonderful but have no calories, one could argue that it is no longer a potato.  While [[celery]] has no calories already, and no one says that it isn't food.  This demonstrates the complexity of the expectations of service we have of most products, and why it's sometimes difficult to say that they [[comparison shop|can be compared]].
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Products can be roughly separated into three groups [[material]], [[energy]] and [[information]], though most products are a combination of the three.
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Products can be roughly separated into three groups [[material]], [[energy]] and [[instructional capital]], though most products are a combination of the three.  Some instructions, which exist partially in the [[product label]] and [[service guarantee]]s associated with it, e.g. by [[brand management]], and partially in the law, e.g. [[implied warranty]], are part of any product.  If they define the product ''completely'', we must say the product is actually a [[commodity]], as only the [[price value]] varies from product to product.
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Product has following [[features]]:
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A [[Consumerium:intermediate product page|product has the following]] attributes:
    
* [[Manufacturer]]
 
* [[Manufacturer]]
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* [[Packaging]]
 
* [[Packaging]]
 
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See [[Features]] for how these are handled.
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