W. van Dolen
- The influence of online store characteristics on consumer impulsive decision-making: a model and empirical application
- Number of pages
- Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- VU Research Memorandum
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam Business School Research Institute (ABS-RI)
This study is one of the first to provide insight into the relationships between the
online store and consumer impulsive decision-making. We develop a model and show
how online store merchandise, ease of use (high task-relevant cues), enjoyment and
style (low task relevant cues) relate to online impulse buying. The model is tested
using survey data from 532 customers of a Dutch online store. The results show
significant effects of merchandise, enjoyment and online store style, mediated by
consumers’ emotions and browsing behavior. The study adds to the literature by
enhancing our understanding of online impulse buying and by assessing the impact of
the online store beyond rational decision-making settings.
Keywords: impulsive decision-making, emotions, online store, high task-relevant
cues, low task-relevant cues.
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