Effect of product type and time pressure on consumers’ online impulse buying intention
Journal of Contemporary Marketing Science
Article publication date: 19 September 2019
Issue publication date: 2 October 2019
Impulse buying has been the focus of attention in the marketing. With the rise of online shopping, online impulse buying phenomenon becomes increasingly serious. Whereas, the impulse buying behavior in an online environment is rarely discussed in relevant literature. The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of the type of product and time pressure on consumer online impulse buying intention; this is a relatively new issue of marketing academia in China.
In this paper, the experimental methodology was adopted to explore the impact of consumer online impulse buying tendencies, the departure from the type of product and the time pressure.
Results show that low-involvement feeling products stimulate consumer online impulse buying tendencies. Simultaneously, there is an interaction effect between time pressure and product type, which is, under the influence of time pressure, the enhancement of low-involvement feeling products on consumer online impulse buying tendency is more significant.
This study discusses the interaction between time pressure and product type on consumers’ online impulse buying tendency, which has not been studied before. While discussing the impact of product types on consumers’ impulse buying tendency on the internet, this paper considers the impact of time pressure on consumers’ impulsive buying tendency, and applies the term of time pressure, a psychological research term, to the field of marketing research, so as to make the cross-links between disciplines closer.
Zhao, Z., Du, X., Liang, F. and Zhu, X. (2019), "Effect of product type and time pressure on consumers’ online impulse buying intention", Journal of Contemporary Marketing Science, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 137-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCMARS-01-2019-0012
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