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DISSERTATION ON ONLINE SHOPPING BEHAVIOUR CERTIFICATE
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Vijaya Sooria Sangaran Kutty
With the emergence of the World Wide Web (www), consumer and retailers can buy or sell products over an electronic network primarily the internet. This phenomenon is known as E- commerce or Online Shopping. This simple idea has attracted millions of retailers and consumers which lead to a substantial growth in the industry. Consumers can choose from a variety of product or services and place an order from anywhere at any time and get it delivered to their doorsteps. Previous research in this field shows that consumers are still hesitant to trust online shopping websites as they doubt that the information shown in the website cannot be trusted and consumers feel hesitant to provide their personal information and payment information as they believe online shopping is not safe. The key factors in terms of marketing communication online are the marketers’ ability to produce authentic and relevant information and use communication symbols or trust signs which enables the consumers to trust the website. Hence in this paper the researchers seek to investigate the method of shopping which is preferred among undergraduates and to explore the reasoning behind it. Additionally, this paper seeks to identify the factors that influence the purchasing decision of consumers when shopping online. The findings will help marketers understand how to better communicate with consumers online via text, audio, visual symbols and signs.
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In current paper the researchers studied perceived risks as well as trusts of the respondents of Pune city in online shopping. The respondents are youth having the age between 18-35 years. The privacy risk, which is one element of perceived risk, has been tested among the three different age groups of the respondents tested through one way anova (analysis of variance) and the result shows that there is a significant difference of privacy risk among all the three respondents group of Pune shoppers. The five elements of trust, found as per review of literature, have been tested among the independent samples of males and females through independent sample t-test. The result shows that there is no difference of trust between the male and female shoppers of Pune.
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Abstract: The importance of online consumer behavioural retention among different group has been recognised as an issue for online marketer in light of expansion of e-commerce and implication for online retailing innovativeness and continuous improvements. As such, gender differences beg attention for further studies in internet retiling context. This study endeavours to examine the impact of perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived usefulness (PU) and trust propensity on repurchase intention (RI) in which the role of gender differences is concerned with implication of website innovativeness. The online and offline surveys among Malaysian online shoppers performed to empirically test the proposed research framework with a total of 300 valid questionnaires. The findings suggest that there is significant difference between males and females in determining RI, thus, gender can be used to predict RI. Moreover, PU and trust propensity found to be key predictor factors in online shopping behavioural intention while PEOU does not. Specifically, gender differences between males and females found higher in trust propensity rather than PU, PEOU and overall RI. The social implication, practical implication and theoretical contribution of research with concern of limitation are discussed.
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