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Services are products that offer mostly intangible value. These represent the bulk of the GDP of developed nations due to a long term economic trend known as service economy whereby physical products represent a smaller portion of economic activity with each passing decade. At present, around 65% of world GDP is the value added by services†. The following are common examples of services.
Accounting Services
Agents & Brokers
Banking
Business Services
Cafes
Catering
Childcare
Cleaning Services
Cloud Computing
Clubs
Construction
Consulting
Content Subscriptions
Creative Services
Customization of Products
Data Services
Delivery
Design Services
Ecommerce
Electricity
Entertainment
Environmental Remediation
Events
Financial Services
Gyms
Hospitality
Hotels
Information Security Services
Information Services
Information Technology Services
Infrastructure
Insurance
Investment Banking
Investment Products (e.g. Mutual Funds)
Lab Services
Landscaping
Leasing
Legal Services
Maintenance
Manufacturing as a Service
Markets
Media
Media Production Services
Medical Services
Mobile Apps
Movies
Music
Nightclubs
Online Platforms
Outsourcing
Payment Services
Personal Services
Private Schools
Product as a Service
Professional Services
Public Services
Pubs
Renovation Services
Rentals
Repair
Restaurants
Retail
Social Media
Software Services
Spas
Sports Facilities
Standards & Certifications
Streaming Media
Subscription Boxes
Technology Platforms
Telecom Services
Theme Parks
Tours
Training
Transportation (Freight)
Transportation (Passenger)
Travel
Utilities
Video Games
Waste Management

Consumer Services

Services that are primarily designed for individuals and households.

Personal Services

Consumer services that are tailored to each individual. These are typically labor intensive services that are completely customized to your preferences.

Professional Services

Services that provide access to skilled professionals such as doctors, engineers or lawyers.

Media Services

Services that create or distribute content such as entertainment, art, information, news and interactive experiences.

Cultural Services

Services related to culture such as art, dance, nightlife, performance art, music and historical sites.

Business Services

Business services including areas such as technology, logistics, outsourcing, consulting and management services.

Financial Services

Services related to money and other assets.

Technology Services

Technology services including business services such as cloud infrastructure and consumer services such as streaming media.

Public Services

Services that are provided by a government because they are deemed to be important to quality of life or economic efficiency.

Educational Services

Services that provide learning opportunities. These are often a mix of public and private services with offerings from both government and private institutions.

Utilities

Essential services that governments often regulate or provide to ensure that everyone gets service at a reasonable price.

Discussion

Public services are services provided by a government. As with the private sector, governments are shifting towards a service model.
Infrastructure such as a road, bridge or internet connection can be viewed as a service.
Some of the examples above are sold as both physical products and services. For example, a video game that is sold a cartridge and as a software download.
Product as a service offers a good that is traditionally sold as a product as a subscription service. For example, a city that offers convenient bicycle rentals billed by the minute at a very low rate.
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† World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

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