Product policies are the general rules set up by the management itself in the marketing product decisions. Products of a firm are the backbone with which profit is earned, enabling the firm to exist. Therefore, the product is the fundamental feature which determines the firm's success or failure. Good product policies are the basis on which the right products are produced and marketed successfully. The fundamental function of a product policy is that it guides the activities of a firm and is measured not only with the current profits, but also with the long life of the firm. The policies of the firm must be to manufacturer right products for the consumers. "Product policy is concerned with defining the type, volume and timing of the products a company offers to sale". The product policy is the objectives and guidelines, which determine the nature of the product or the services, to be marketed. All types of commercial function must have a policy. And when a product is concerned, a policy is essential to make the product up to the standard expected by the consumers. The product policy is a broad term and includes many activities. Products policy generally covers the following
1. Product planning and development.
2. Product mix
3. Product packaging
4. Product positioning
5. Product branding