Define product, product line and product mix - QS Study
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  • Product

A product is an item offered for sale. A product can be a service or an item. It can be physical or in virtual or cyber form. Every product is made at a cost and each is sold at a price. The price that can be charged depends on the market, the quality, the marketing and the segment that is targeted. Each product has a useful life after which it needs replacement and a life cycle after which it has to be re-invented. In FMCG parlance, a brand can be revamped, re-launched or extended to make it more relevant to the segment and times, often keeping the product almost the same.

  • Product line

a series of different products which form a group, all made by the mining company. A product line is a group of related products manufactured by a single company. For example, a cosmetic company’s makeup product line might include foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick products that are all closely related. The same company might also offer more than one product line. The cosmetic company might have a special product line geared toward teenagers and another line geared toward women older than 60, in addition to its regular product line, that can be used by women of any age.

  • Product mix

A range of associated products that yields larger sales revenue when marketed together than if they were marketed individually or in isolation from others.