“Speaking of purchases”: how conversational potential determines consumers' willingness to exert effort for experiential versus material purchases

Wilson Bastos*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

17 Citações (Scopus)
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Resumo

Consumers spend much of their incomes on two types of purchases: experiences and material objects. Recent research has successfully used this purchase type categorization to predict various types of social and psychological consumer outcomes. The present investigation extends this research to a novel domain of primary relevance to firms—that of consumer effort. Specifically, this work advances and tests the prediction that consumers are more willing to exert effort to acquire experiential versus material purchases. Further, drawing on literature on online and offline consumer interactions, it proposes that the greater conversational potential of experiences (vs. objects) explains this effect. Five studies employing mediation, moderation, and actual-choice approaches, applying different methodologies to purchases (past, future, and framed purchases) and testing different types of acquisition effort (e.g., to save money, to wait in a line to make the purchase) offer converging evidence in support of the predicted model. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)1-16
Número de páginas16
RevistaJournal of Interactive Marketing
Volume50
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - mai. 2020

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