What is Service?

Service is a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, established by the Act of Congress, which are: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

In marketing and public relations, service is any act or performance one party can offer to another that is essentially intangible and does not result in the ownership of anything.

Understanding Service

The criteria of services vary in commercial terms. A service industry completes duties for the advantage of its clients. Logistics, housekeeping, touring, catering, repair, and advising are examples of such duties. Companies can interact with their clients offline or online based on the specific service they provide, and prior discussion with the clients before the commencement of work. 

The services of public relations companies can range from producing promotional materials and presentations to performing market surveys and assisting in the maintenance of a company’s business model and outreach. A competent public relations plan is vital for sustaining a favorable brand recognition, whether the customer is a corporation or a celebrity. Some of the most frequent services provided by a public relations agency are as follows:

  • Press releases
  • Plan formulation
  • Brand Building through information
  • Events planning 

Marketing endeavors may be classified into two categories: products and services. In marketing, services are mostly focused on items that are intangible. The creation of services occurs via direct contact between both the service supplier as well as the clients.

Practical Example

Tammy is spending her weekends at home. She intends to purchase some personal care items. She is too tired to go to the shop after a hectic week. Finally, she purchased her items using the Amazon App and received a discount. 

Then she realizes that she is not in the mood to prepare lunch. Seamless comes to the rescue. She had her favorite food delivered and skipped cooking for the day. All products and meals were supplied within a certain time range. 

E-commerce businesses and food delivery platforms are two clear traits of service marketing. The platforms offer services by connecting customers to the service providers. 

In Sentences 

  • Clients' opinions of the value of service have been more necessarily connected to the happiness, enthusiasm, and competence of the agency's employees.


Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Service
- Alt. of Service
- A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and P. torminalis of Europe, the various species of mountain ash or rowan tree, and the American shad bush (see Shad bush, under Shad). They have clusters of small, edible, applelike berries.
2. Service
- The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or the like; also, spiritual obedience and love.
- The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office.
- Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service.
- Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
- Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier.
- Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail.
- Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.
- The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass.
- The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp/na or an attachment.
- The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc.
- The act of serving the ball.
- Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.
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