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ISBN: 9781337272094

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WARREN + 5 others
ISBN: 9781337272094
Textbook Problem

What distinguishes a merchandising business from a service business?

To determine

Merchandising Company and Service Company: A merchandising company generates income by selling goods to its customers. However, a service company produce income by providing services to their customers.

To Differentiate: Between a merchandising business from a service business.

Explanation

The following table shows the differences between a merchandising businesses from a service business.

Details Merchandising Company Service Company
Revenues

Sales Revenue

Example: Selling price of merchandise inventory.

Service Revenue

Example: Fees received, Rents received, Interest income.

Expenses

Cost of goods sold and operating expenses

Example: Rent, Office supplies, taxes, Utilities, Insurance.

Only operating expenses

Example: Rent, Office supplies, taxes, Utilities, Insurance.

Table (1)

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