Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: Online shopping is having very bright future. Perception towards online shopping is getting better in India. With the use of internet, consumers can shop anywhere, anything and anytime with easy and safe payment options. Consumers can do comparison shopping between products, as well as, online stores. In present scenario customers are busy that they dont have enough chance and time to go to shopping centers and purchase the things they need, everybody likes to do online shopping. In online, Product assortment is very huge to choose, and make immediate comparison in price, quality, variety, colour and also get product based information like customer feedback. The main purpose of this paper is to determine the Factors Influencing Consumer Perception towards Online Shopping. The objective for this research is to know the customer perception and identify the factors which influence the online customers. A quantitative research design which is descriptive and exploratory in nature was selected to gain insights about customer perception towards online shopping. The questionnaire prepared by using Likerts five-point scale ranging from (1-5) where 1 Means not at all important and 5 Means most important .The research has taken use of closed ended questions. The data collection was done over a period of 8 weeks this was done by going directly to the respondents or through mails. A total number of respondents taken for this study are 154. The collected data is analyzed in statistical method of factor analysis in the IBM SPSS 20.0 software. The data collected on 30 variables was deducted into five factors in the software and analyzed accordingly. The survey revealed that different customers have different perception towards online shopping; most of them having a very good attitude towards online shopping but there are certain customer who still find difficulties or we can say apart from several benefits has some disadvantage in mind of customer. Customer perception keeps on changing with time to time which is to be taken in the consideration.The most important factors that can be taken into account to understand the Internet shopping (Customer Service, Convenience, Experience, Value added service and Product related information). A rare amalgamation of an educator, an administrator and a researcher, Dr. Kunal Gaurav has earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has the distinction of being one of Indias most renowned and iconic Higher Education Institutions, occupying a crucial place in the emergence and preservation of both cultural and intellectual heritage of India. His doctoral research was intended to investigate the Impact of Relationship Marketing and Perceived Service Quality on Customer Loyalty in Indian Automobile Industry. He is an agriculture science graduate and holds MBA (Gold Medalist) with specialization in marketing management. He is an AIMA - Accredited Management Teacher and currently working as Professor in the area of Marketing & Associate Dean (Strategic Research) at ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad. ICBM - School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in the country blessed with ACBSP accreditation in addition to the approval from AICTE, Ministry of HRD, and Govt. of India. He has published a number of books in the area of General Management, Brand Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Apart from research article publications in various refereed journals he has presented several papers at national and international conferences. He also holds the honorary position of Senior Vice President of Operations - Internationally Accepted Marketing StandardsBoard (IAMSB), International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP), Canada.
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Masters Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 3.5, , language: English, abstract: Currently all the businesses are facing cut throat competition and companies and retailers are using different components of store atmospherics to attract the customers and to get competitive edge in the market by differentiating themselves from their competitors and consequently to be successful in the market. Current research is among very few on the components of store atmospherics and Impulse Buying in Pakistan. It will be helpful for producers, retailers and marketers by providing them roadmap to develop different strategies to increase sales and ultimately getting a larger market share by influencing buying decision making process of the consumers. Quantitative research approach has been used in this study and data has been collected through survey research method in which adapted questionnaire is used as instrument of survey. The sample size was 600 consisting of different cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Okara, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Arifwala and Multan). Research data has been analyzed by applying descriptive statistical techniques through SPSS software. Descriptive statistics, pie graphs, scatter diagram, correlation and linear regressions tests have been applied to draw the results of the study. Results of the study have shown that the questionnaire is reliable to measure the constructs. Correlation values show that store layout, point of purchase displays, atmospherics and human factors have positive moderate correlation with impulse buying behavior. The results of regression analysis have shown that store layout, point of purchase displays, atmospherics and human factors have significant impact on impulse buying behavior. The study has some limitations as well; data has been collected through adapted questionnaire although there are other instruments as well to measure the constructs. In this study mere quantitative research approach has been used, while a mixed method approach can also be used to measure the constructs. The study has been conducted in only seven cities of Pakistan therefore it will be difficult to generalize the results of the study.
Masters Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 2.0, University of Plymouth (Business School), language: English, abstract: Consumers environment has always been influencing consumers decision-making processes. With the end of the seller dominated marketing approach and the rise of a customer orientated marketing approach, at the end of the 1960s, the significance of marketing communication increased, in order to inform consumers and to establish a customer relationship. The dissemination of new technologies and innovations such as colour television, home computer and the internet has contributed to an increasing benefit for consumers and organizations. Consumers choices increased in terms of product variety and hence the complexity of consumers decision-making processes rose. Therefore, it has been ever since relevant for marketers to analyse and evaluate consumers decision-making processes and consumers behaviour. With the evolution and diffusion from mobile phones to smart phones a newdf horizon for consumers opened and a new dimension to mobile devices added, consisting of the accessibility and availability of information regardless location and time. Consequently, consumers decision-making processes have been influenced and the relevancy of mobile-location based marketing and related services for consumers and organizations increased. The present master dissertation constitutes on the increasing importance of mobile location-based marketing and services. The objective is to investigate the impact of location-based services on consumers buying behaviour which is significantly impacted by consumer-decision making processes. Therefore, relevant theoretical models and theories concerning consumers decision-making process and buying behaviour are described and evaluated. Furthermore, primary data is collected via online questionnaires and face-to-face interviews, in order to conduct an empirical analysis. The results reveal that consumers requirements, towards mobile-location based marketing including location-based services such as shopping apps and mobile advertisement, are segmented. It is identified that technology affine consumers are more likely to purchase across-channels. Further, these consumers show a higher acceptance of stimuli conveyed by mobile advertisement. Personal and psychological factors such as price sensibility, lifestyle orientation and consumers involvement are identified as impacting factors on consumers decision-making process within this research.