Apparel product attributes, web browsing, and e-impulse buying on shopping websites
This study explores the relationship among product attributes, web browsing, and impulse buying for apparel products in the Internet context. University students completed a total of 356 usable questionnaires. Data analysis was conducted using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling via LISREL 8.8. Findings confirm that apparel product attributes consist of three factors: variety of selection, price, and sensory attributes. The study confirms that two types of web browsing occur: utilitarian and hedonic. In an estimated structural model, the variety of selection has a positive effect on utilitarian web browsing, whereas price has a positive effect on hedonic web browsing. Additionally, utilitarian web browsing has a negative effect on impulse buying, whereas hedonic web browsing has a positive effect on impulse buying for apparel on shopping websites. In particular, the factors of variety of selection and sensory attributes have direct effects on e-impulse buying for apparel. Managerial implications for more effectively managing the process of securing online customers through the use of utilitarian and hedonic product information concludes the article.
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