Title

Young Shoppers’ Experiences with E- Shopping

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Publication Source

Int. J. of Internet Marketing and Advertising

Abstract

As e-shopping becomes more popular, there is an increasing interest in trying to understand the key factors that affect e-shopping experiences. Here, we explore key factors that shape young consumers' e-shopping experiences, and we attempt to identify differences between factors shaping positive and negative experiences. Applying a critical incident technique, we study 432 e-mail messages from consumers who visited four specific e-shopping sites and purchased gifts. We identify five key groups of variables (i.e., price, product-related, site interface, fulfilment, privacy/security), which shape shopping experiences. We also compare our set of features with others that have emerged in the traditional retailing and e-tailing literatures. Here, we find that fulfilment and privacy/security serve to shape negative experiences, whereas site interface is more associated with positive experiences. Managerial and research implications are discussed.

Inclusive pages

219 - 236

Publisher

Inderscience Publications

Volume

2

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes

Keywords

e-tailing; e-shopping; shopping experience; web design; critical incident technique; online shopping; internet marketing; young shoppers; young consumers; fulfilment; privacy; security; website interface.