the practice of serving oneself from a display of articles in a store, cafeteria, etc. or servicing one's car oneself at a service station and then paying a cashier
operating with such self-service
Being a retail commercial enterprise or a service in which the customers or users help themselves: a self-service market; a self-service elevator.
- the practice of serving oneself, usually when purchasing items
- Describing an establishment where the customer is not waited on.