Impulse buying behavior among female shoppers: Exploring the effects of selected store environment elements

Vinish P, Prakash Pinto, Iqbal Thonse Hawaldar, Slima Pinto
2020 Innovative Marketing  
This paper intends to analyze the impact of store layout, ambient factors, and employees on impulsive decision-making among female customers visiting the apparel outlets. The responses were collected through a single-stage mall intercept survey method using a structured questionnaire from 385 respondents in leading apparel stores in selected Tier I and Tier II cities in the state of Karnataka, India. The responses were analyzed using multiple regression analysis. Constructs such as store
more » ... ambience and employees were found to be significantly positively correlated with impulse buying behavior. The variables largely explain the variation in impulse buying under store ambiance. Except 'attention to the window display' and 'friendly staff' all other twelve variables considered in the study were found to have significant impact on the impulse buying behavior. Though store ambiance, well-structured layout, and pleasant shopping experience are essential determinants of customer satisfaction, the study results imply that the number of store staff and sales skills are critical aspects of impulse buying in the apparel business and true assets to the retail organization. Additionally, poor customer interaction, staff shortage, and high employee attrition could discourage the store's revenue generation.
doi:10.21511/im.16(2).2020.05 fatcat:lvoxwlgd7ndtflm66a5dqzubg4