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Investigation of the effect of hedonic shopping value on discounted product purchasing

Sinan Çavuşoğlu (Department of Business Administration, Bingol University , Bingol, Turkey)
Bülent Demirağ (Department of Marketing, Gaziantep University , Gaziantep, Turkey)
Yakup Durmaz (Department of Marketing, Hasan Kalyoncu University Faculty of Economics Administrative and Social Sciences , Gaziantep, Turkey)

Review of International Business and Strategy

ISSN: 2059-6014

Article publication date: 21 September 2020

Issue publication date: 13 September 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to determine the effects of hedonic shopping value on discounted product purchasing intention.

Design Methodology Approach

The population of the research consists of consumers who have wanted to benefit from “Magnificent Friday” campaigns or similar campaigns of big shopping malls in Gaziantep between the November 15, 2019 and the December 31, 2019. Out of non-probability sampling methods, convenience sampling method was used in this research. Sample number was determined as 425. To test the hypotheses, Smart partial least squares 3 statistics program was used, and the evaluation of the hypotheses was conducted by using the bootstrapping technique.

Findings

Analyses show that innovation (β = 0.150, p < 0.001), entertainment (β = 0.192, p < 0.001), praise from others (β = 0.234, p < 0.001), escaping reality (β = 0.274, p < 0.001) and social interaction (β = 0.183, p < 0.001) dimensions of hedonic shopping value positively affect discounted product purchasing intention. Accordingly, H1, H2, H3, H4 and H5 were accepted.

Research Limitations Implications

Because the research has time, cost, accessibility and control limitations, the whole population was not reached. The research was only carried out on the data collected from 425 consumers in Gaziantep who benefited from or want to benefit from Magnificent Friday campaign or similar campaigns.

Practical Implications

During discount season when shopping activities are more intense, consumers tend to focus more on the entertainment value and suitability. Because consumers see these seasons as seasons to buy gifts, their interests in and purchasing intention toward products and shops increase. During discount seasons such as Magnificent Friday or New Year’s, businesses may take advantage of consumers who have a tendency for hedonic shopping.

Originality Value

This research studied the effect of hedonic shopping value on purchasing intention and contributed to the literature in this aspect. There have been no studies in national literature hat studied hedonic shopping with such an extent, and there have also been no studies focusing on Magnificent Friday campaigns. For this reason, this research is original in these aspects and thought to contribute to the literature.

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Citation

Çavuşoğlu, S., Demirağ, B. and Durmaz, Y. (2021), "Investigation of the effect of hedonic shopping value on discounted product purchasing", Review of International Business and Strategy, Vol. 31 No. 3, pp. 317-338. https://doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-04-2020-0034

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