perishability

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One of the four fundamental characteristics of a service, it refers to the fact that (in general) services cannot be produced and stockpiled (inventoried) before consumption: they exist only at the time of their production. See also inseparability, intangibility, and variability.

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The perishability of our warehouse inventory was significant so we decided to install an additional air conditioner to ensure optimal freshness.
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The marketing department of a travel agency has to focus on the issue of dealing with the perishability of their services.
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When I buy a lot of bananas I make sure some are green because the yellow and browner ones have more perishability.
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