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1.General: A motivating force that compels action for its satisfaction. Needs range from basic survival needs (common to all human beings) satisfied by necessities, to cultural, intellectual, and social needs (varying from place to place and age group to age group) satisfied by necessaries. Needs are finite but, in contrast, wants (which spring from desires or wishes) are boundless. See also Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
2.Marketing: A driver of human action which marketers try to identify, emphasize, and satisfy, and around which promotional efforts are organized.

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  • Sometimes your business may have a strong need for a product but don;t come one to strong or you won't get a fair price.

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  • I wanted to classify this potential monetary expenditure as either a want, or a need. I think this is helpful for budgeting.

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  • Animals generally need some form of sustenance and some way to procreate in order to survive and evolve as a species.

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