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Need for Touch: A Barrier in Online Shopping—Identifying Compensatory Factors in an Online Context
Published in Springer
2017
Pages: 1349 - 1357
Abstract
Touch is one of the five senses, which plays an important role in the evaluation of product and purchase decision. This chapter tries to see how need for touch is a barrier in an online shopping context, where it is not feasible to touch a product. This study tried to identify two factors, return policy and e-tailer’s image which may act as a compensatory mechanism for inability to touch a product during online shopping. Through this study, we proposed that need for touch moderates the relationship between these factors and consumer response. The study tries to propose the role of return policy and e-tailer’s image as a compensatory mechanism for inability to touch a product while shopping online. Potential contributions and directions for future research have been discussed in detail.
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JournalData powered by TypesetDevelopments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer
Open AccessNo