An empirical study on the effect of product information and perceived usefulness on purchase intention during online shopping in India

Kripesh, Ananth Srinivasan and Prabhu, Mahesh H and Sriram, K V (2020) An empirical study on the effect of product information and perceived usefulness on purchase intention during online shopping in India. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 21 (4). pp. 509-522. ISSN 1751-0252

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Abstract

Technological advancements and high speed connectivity has made the internet an integral part of our life. Life without internet is unimaginable and so is shopping. Online shopping is popular because of the wide range of products and services it provides to the customers. Online shoppers depend more on product information, specifically in terms of the look-and-feel of products, to make a purchase decision. The reason is lack of tangibility on online purchases. Perceived usefulness is the perception of consumers about how an online portal could add value and efficiency to them while shopping online. This study concentrates on the effect of product information and perceived usefulness on the purchase intention of online customers. Survey methodology was adopted and structural equation modelling technique was used. Analysis was done using Smart PLS version 3. The study shows a positive correlation between product information and perceived usefulness which in turn significantly influences the purchase intention. The study reveals the importance of detailed online product information and efficiency of the website as key factors that make customer buy online.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: purchase intention; perceived usefulness; online shopping; product information; customer satisfaction; India.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2021 06:18
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2021 06:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157057

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