Tangibility-Intangibility Continuum

Using and Understanding the Intangibility Continuum Essentially all product offerings in the marketplace are a mix of services and goods – that is, intangible and tangible elements. This was first documented by Lynn Shostack in 1977 in a journal article published in the Journal of Marketing (Breaking Free from Product Marketing). (Note: It is at … Read more…

Services Marketing versus Customer Service

  What’s the Difference between Services Marketing and Customer Service? When you study Services Marketing at university, essentially you are learning about firms that primarily sell a service as their core product. The whole essence of a services marketing textbook revolves around “pure” service firms. However, when we hear the word “service” we often think … Read more…