com·​mod·​i·​tized kə-ˈmä-də-ˌtīzd How to pronounce commoditized (audio)
: made into a commodity
… it takes a good from the commons, diminishes or degrades it, and then sells it back to us in commoditized form. Pollute our lakes and rivers and then sell us swimming pools and bottled water.Jonathan Rowe
specifically, of a product or service : widely available and interchangeable with one provided by another company
Commoditized products are those things that everyone needs: clothes, toys, food, makeup, etc. These are the products that are sold by the big brands such as Target and Amazon. Eric Samson
: affected by commoditizing goods or services
A market is commoditized when competing products are effectively interchangeable and therefore customers make decisions based solely on price.Chris Dixon
Even if you're in a commoditized business like running a restaurant or selling coffee, you can still provide an extra level of service, ambiance and perks to make it worth it to your customers.Gene Marks

Examples of commoditized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For decades, China focused on building a comprehensive supply base for commoditized electronic components that remains unparalleled. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 2 July 2024 Over time, though, these traditional goods have become increasingly commoditized, pushing the heirloom techniques behind them to the brink of extinction. Chris Schalkx, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Jan. 2024 The main reason lawmakers and the industry have largely overlooked legacy chips is that profits mostly come from the expensive advanced chips, whereas commoditized legacy chips often sell for pennies. Byrakesh Kumar, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2023 The percentage of premium food consumption has grown in comparison to commoditized offerings. Jeff Fromm, Forbes, 3 May 2023 What this has meant in the longer term (which is probably only just still the medium term), is that low-code has become a kind of commoditized substrate base level component of the way all software is developed. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 3 May 2023 The accelerators and automations behind the low-code method and methodology have now moved forward to a point where key advocates in this space now suggest that low-code has become a commoditized essential substrate element of all software application development. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 3 May 2023 The jury is in: Focused app offerings are being sought after, and adopting one-size-fits-all solutions is a low-margin doom spiral to a commoditized low revenue and growth experience. Iain Scholnick, Forbes, 1 July 2022 This is a quote from Donna Speciale, President of U.S. Ad Sales and Marketing for TelevisaUnivision, making the case to advertisers to get beyond the commoditized game of putting TV ads in front of as many people as possible as frequently as possible. Howard Homonoff, Forbes, 19 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of commoditized was in 1976

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“Commoditized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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