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The Loyal Customers’ Perception Regarding The Online Buying Process

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  • Claudia BOBALCA

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    (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania)

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    The purpose of the research is to investigate the Romanian online customers’ perception as regards to the process of buying products from the Internet. The research objectives are: (1) to identify the advantages and disadvantages of buying from the Internet; (2) to identify the reasons of buying from the Internet; (3) to identify the reasons of frequently buying from the same website. We employed a qualitative research method, based on depth interviews. It is an exploratory and instrumental research. The sample is represented by 30 Romanian online customers who frequently buy products from a specific website. The results show that the most important reasons for online shopping are: space accessibility, access convenience, evaluation convenience, delivery convenience, time saving and money saving. The motivations for repeating the purchase from the same website are: product quality, product diversity, quick delivery, easy to use, recommendations, good deals, safety, reputation and interactivity.

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    Article provided by Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in its journal CES Working Papers.

    Volume (Year): 7(2) (2015)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 241-255

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    Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:2:p:241-255
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