A Demographic Study of Buying Spontaneity on E-Shoppers: Preference Kolkata (West Bengal)

DOI
10.15415/jtmge.2015.62008

AUTHORS

Indrajit Ghosal 

ABSTRACT

Online shopping or e-shopping has increased extremely in the past few years in India. Kolkata (West Bengal) is not so far behind. Lot of Online portals has been launched in india (like ebay, Amazon, Flipkart, Jabong, Myntra, Snapdeal etc.) and they have given a lot of opportunity and facility to buy products easily.  It has improved the lifestyle of people in the country. Consumers tend to be attracted by the offers on the online shopping portals. This has resulted in increased impulsiveness among the buyers online. The study is an attempt to understand the effect of spontaneity among online buyers. For this research, online shoppers from Kolkata City were taken. The study indicated the fact that various factors contributed to the impulsiveness among buyers while they do online or e-shopping. Amongst them, unplanned tendency, online shopping mood and online shopping experience were identified as major factors. Demographic factors like age, gender, income and occupation of shoppers were also analyzed to know its effect on e-shopping spontaneous behavior. 

KEYWORDS

Online shopping, e-business, buying spontaneity, Demographic factors.

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