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Understanding omni-channel shopping value: A mixed-method study

Elodie Huré, Picot-Coupey, Karine and Claire-Lise Ackermann

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 2017, vol. 39, issue C, 314-330

Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the omni-channel shopping value (SV) by proposing and empirically testing an omni-channel SV model based on SV literature and omni-channel literature reviews to identify the key omni-channel concept characteristics. A mixed-method design combining quantitative (n = 59) and qualitative (n = 17) methods in an abductive logic was adopted. The four key findings were omni-channel SV is caused by touch points’ SV; this causal effect is moderated by omni-channel shopping perceived consistency; but the content and measure of the constructs must be reconceptualized in the omni-channel shopping context; and physical shopping's nature evolves in both its utilitarian and social dimensions.

Keywords: Omni-channel; Shopping value; Seamlessness; Retail digitalization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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