a product used to manufacture other goods or services, to facilitate an organization's operations, or to resell to other customers
a relatively inexpensive item that merits little shopping effort
a product that requires comparison shopping because it is usually more expensive than a convenience product and is found in fewer stores
a product bought to satisfy an individual's personal wants
heterogeneous shopping product
Examples include clothing, furniture, housing and universities. Have trouble comparing heterogeneous shopping products because the prices, quality and features vary so much.
_________ products are searched for extensively, and substitutes are not acceptable. These products may be quite expensive, and often distribution is limited.
_________ products are products that are not known about or not actively searched for by consumers. These products require aggressive personal selling and highly persuasive advertising.
a specific version of a product that can be designated as a distinct offering among an organization's products
a group of products that are closely related because the
Product mix width
the number of product lines an organization offers
Changing one or more of a product's characteristics is called:
Which type of product modification changes a product's dependability or durability? (p 168)
Which type of product modification changes a product's versatility, effectiveness, convenience, or safety?
Which type of product modification is an aesthetic product change?
the practice of modifying products so those that have already been sold become obsolete before they actually need replacement
product line extension
Adding additional products to an existing product line in order to compete more broadly in the industry is referred to as:
A _________ is a name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof that identifies a seller's products and differentiates them from competitors' products.
A _________ is everything, both favorable and unfavorable, that a person receives in an exchange. It can be tangible, intangible, a service, an idea, or a combination of these things.
creation of a product
The ________ ___ __ _________ is the starting point in creating a marketing mix.
the exclusive right to use a brand or part of a brand
A _____ is the part of the brand that can be spoken.
The _____ is the element of a brand that cannot be spoken.
The value of company and brand names is referred to as:
A(n) _____ refers to a brand that obtains at least a third of its earnings from outside its home country
A consumer who consistently and repeatedly purchases the same brand is said to have:
consistent preference for one brand above all others
The brand name of a manufacturer is known as a(n) _____ brand.
A(n) _____ brand is one owned by the wholesaler or retailer.
Which type of private label brand carries no evidence of a retailer's affiliation, is manufactured by a third party, and is sold exclusively at the retailer?
When a company uses different brand names for different products, it is using _____ branding.
When a company markets several different products under the same brand name, it is referred to as a(n) _____ brand.
This entails placing two or more brand names on a product or its package
A _____ is a legal term indicating the owner's exclusive right to use a brand name or part of a brand.
generic product name
identifies a product by class or type and cannot be trademarked; when a product name becomes generic
This element has three functions; protect the product, promote the product and facilitate the storage/use of product
Labels that contain standard promotional claims like "new," "improved," and "super" are examples of _____ labels.
Labeling that is designed to help consumers make proper product selections and lower their cognitive dissonance after the purchase is referred to as:
Universal product codes (UPCs)
a series of thick and thin vertical lines (bar codes), readable by computerized optical scanners, that represent numbers used to track products
one brand name everywhere
Advantages of this global branding strategy include greater identification of the product from market to market and ease of coordinating promotion from market to market.
Which type of warranty is a written guarantee?
an unwritten guarantee that the good or service is fit for the purpose for which it is sold.
a product new to the world, the market, the producer, the seller, or some combination of these
New to the world products
Where the product category itself is new, are also called
new product lines
_____ occurs when an existing product is targeted toward new market segments. It is another type of new-product development because the product is new to that segment.
new product strategy
A(n) _____ links the new-product development process with the objectives of the marketing department, the business unit, and the corporation.
The process of converting applications for new technologies into marketable products is called:
_____ is a process where a group thinks of as many ways to vary a product or solve a problem as possible without considering the practicality of the ideas.
screening (idea screening)
The stage of the new-product development process that acts as the first filter, which serves to eliminate new-product ideas that are inconsistent with the organization's new-product strategy or are obviously inappropriate for some other reason.
At what stage of the new-product development process are most new-product ideas rejected?
_____ evaluate new-product ideas usually before any prototype has been created.
In the _____ stage of new-product development, preliminary demand, cost, sales, and profitability estimates are made.
In the _____ stage of new-product development, the technical feasibility of manufacturing the new product is examined as a prototype is produced.
simultaneous product development
A team-oriented approach to new-product development is referred to as?
_____ is a limited introduction of a product and a marketing program to determine the reactions of potential customers in a market situation.
test market city
This reflects market conditions in a new products projected market area.
simulated (laboratory) market testing
A(n) _____ typically entails showing members of the product's target market advertising and other promotional materials for several products, including the test product. These people are then taken to a mock or real store, where their purchases are recorded.
During the (final) _____ stage of the new-product development process, production starts, inventories are built up, the product is shipped to distribution points, the sales force is trained, and advertising and promotion begin.
product and market
The MOST important factor in successful new-product introduction is a good match between the _________ and ______ needs.
A product that is perceived as new by a potential adopter, whether the product is "new to the world" or simply new to the individual, is called a(n):
The process by which the adoption of an innovation spreads is referred to as:
_____ are eager to try new ideas and products. They typically have higher incomes, are better educated, and are more cosmopolitan than other categories of adopters.
_____ embrace products relatively early in the product life cycle, are likely to be community oriented, and often are opinion leaders themselves.
Which of the following adopters is MOST likely to become an opinion leader?
The _____ adopt a product because most of their friends have already done so, and their adoption is usually the result of pressure to conform because they rely on group norms.
In the adopter categories, the final 16 percent to adopt are similar to innovators in that they do not rely on the norms of the group but are independent because they are bound to tradition. They tend to have the lowest socioeconomic status, are suspicious of new products, and are alienated from a rapidly advancing society. They are called:
Which product factor influencing the rate of adoption represents the degree of difficulty involved in understanding and using a new product?
Which product characteristic affecting the rate of adoption represents the degree to which the new product is consistent with existing values and product knowledge, past experiences, and current needs? (p 188)
The product characteristic affecting the rate of adoption characterized by the degree to which a product is perceived as superior to existing substitutes is:
Which product characteristic affecting the rate of adoption of a new product represents the degree to which the benefits or other results of using the product can be communicated to target customers?
The degree to which a product can be used on a limited basis represents which product characteristic influencing the rate of adoption?
product life cycle
A biological metaphor that traces the stages of a product's acceptance, from its introduction (birth) to its decline (death) is called the:
product life cycle
These are stages of what; introductory stage, growth stage, maturity age, decline stage.
All the brands that satisfy a particular type of need such as shaving products, laundry detergent, soft drinks, and furniture make up a(n): (p 189)
Microwave ovens, staplers, frozen yogurt, and purses are examples of:
The length of the introductory stage of the product life cycle for a new product is largely determined by:
The phase of the product life cycle in which healthy profits usually begin to appear is the _____ stage.
During this stage of the product life cycle, sales typically grow at an increasing rate, many competitors enter the market and many companies may start to acquire pioneering firms.
At the beginning of the maturity stage of the product life cycle, sales typically:
Normally, the longest stage of the product life cycle is the _____ stage.
In which stage of the product life cycle do marginal competitors start dropping out of the market?
A long-run drop in sales signals the beginning of which stage in the product life cycle?
The rate of sales decline during the decline stage of the product life cycle is largely governed by:
Washing machines and refrigerators are in the _____ stage of the product life cycle.
A(n) _____ is the result of applying human or mechanical efforts to people or objects
A service cannot be touched, seen, tasted, heard, or fel t in the same manner in which goods can be sensed and, therefore, is referred to as being:
A(n) _____ is a characteristic that can be easily assessed prior to purchase, such as the softness of a mattress or the color of curtains.
A characteristic that consumers may have difficulty assessing even after purchase because they do not have the necessary knowledge or experience is referred to as _____ quality. Ex: medical and consulting
a characteristic that can be assessed only after use.
Which unique characteristic of services means that consumers must be present during the production?
the variability of the inputs and outputs of services, which causes services to tend to be less standardized and uniform than goods
standardization and training
The consistency and reliability of a service can be increased by:
Due to service _____, services can not be stored, warehoused, or inventoried.
Which component of a service is the ability to perform the service dependably, accurately, and consistently?
Which component of service quality represents the ability to provide prompt service?
Which service quality component is the knowledge and courtesy of employees and their ability to convey trust?
Service personnel who exhibit caring, individualized attention to customers are addressing which service quality component?
The physical evidence of a service, including the physical facilities, tools, and equipment used to provide the service, represents which component of service quality?
The model of service quality that identifies five disparities that can cause problems in service delivery and influence customer evaluations of service quality is referred to as the _____ model
the gap between what customers want and what managers think customers want. This results from a lack of understanding of what customers want or need.
The gap between what management thinks customers want and the quality specifications that management develops to provide the service.
the gap between service quality specifications and the service that is actually provided. This is due to the inability of management and employees to do what should be done.
The gap between what the company provides and what the customers is told it provides. This is a communications gap.
Which category of service processing takes place when the service is directed at a customer?
Which type of service processing occurs when the service is directed at customers' physical possessions, such as lawn care, dry cleaning, and veterinary services
mental stimulus processing
refers to services directed at peoples minds. Ex. theatre or education
Which type of service processing uses technology or brainpower directed at customer's assets?
The most basic benefit the consumer is buying in a service is referred to as the
A group of services that support or enhance the core service is called
_____ is the strategy that uses technology to deliver customized services on a mass basis.
This strategy for service organizations focus on such issues as convenience, number of outlets, location and scheduling.
A focus on maximizing the surplus of income over costs is a(n) _____ pricing objective for service firms.
Which service pricing objective seeks to match supply and demand by varying prices?
A focus on maximizing the number of customers using a service is a(n) _____ pricing objective for service firms
Because many services involve a process of continuous interaction between the service organization and the customer, _____ marketing is an important strategy.
At which level of relationship marketing does the firm only use pricing incentives to encourage customers to continue doing business with it?
Which level of relationship marketing uses pricing incentives but also seeks to build social bonds with customers?
This is based on structural bonds, along with financial and social bonds.
Treating employees as customers and developing systems and benefits that satisfy their needs is known as _____ marketing.
A _____ seeks to achieve some goal other than the usual business goals of profit, market share, or return on investment.
PSA (public service advertisement)
an announcement that promotes a program of a federal, state, or local government or of a nonprofit organization