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The mediating role of perceived enjoyment and attitude consistency in omni-channel retailing

Mengjia Gao (Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China)
Lin Huang (Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)

Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics

ISSN: 1355-5855

Article publication date: 14 September 2023

Issue publication date: 12 March 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

This study considers perceived enjoyment and attitude consistency as internal states of consumers in an omni-channel environment. This study aims to investigate the mediating role of perceived enjoyment and attitude consistency to reveal how omni-channel environment factors of interaction fluency, convenience, price advantage and personalization contribute to omni-channel shopping intention.

Design/methodology/approach

Consumers who had shopped at Uniqlo's online and offline stores were surveyed through an online questionnaire, and 566 data were collected for analysis through partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM).

Findings

The results find that interaction fluency, price advantage and personalization positively affect perceived enjoyment, interaction fluency and convenience positively affect attitude consistency and perceived enjoyment and attitude consistency in turn facilitate omni-channel shopping intention. The mediating role of perceived enjoyment and attitude consistency was confirmed.

Originality/value

The original finding of this study is that factors such as interaction fluency, convenience, price advantage and personalization in omni-channel retailing require momentary and continuous affective states of consumers to facilitate omni-channel shopping intention, respectively. Therefore, this study considers the necessity of capturing different affective states of consumers in omni-channel shopping.

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Citation

Gao, M. and Huang, L. (2024), "The mediating role of perceived enjoyment and attitude consistency in omni-channel retailing", Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 599-621. https://doi.org/10.1108/APJML-01-2023-0079

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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