Convenience is the state of being suitable for your purposes and needing and causing the least difficulty. For example, an elevator may be available in a department store for the shoppers’ convenience. You might also enjoy the convenience of living near a post office.
The word can also mean a time that is appropriate to do something, or the time that is suitable for someone. For example, a lawyer might want to meet his client at the client’s earliest convenience.
As a noun, a convenience is something (such as a device) that makes you more comfortable or allows you to do things more easily. A hotel room might be equipped with a number of modern conveniences, such as useful electronic equipment or coffee making facilities.
Convenience goods are those that the customer purchases frequently, immediately, and with minimum effort. Soaps and newspapers are considered convenience goods, as are common staples (main or important foodstuffs like bread and rice). Convenience goods purchasing is usually based on habitual behaviour, where the consumer will routinely purchase a particular product.