The impact of intra-transaction communication on customer purchase behaviour in E-commerce context

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
PublisherRMIT University
ISBN (Print)9780992449506
StatePublished - 2013

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Title24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS2013
PlaceAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period4 - 6 December 2013

Abstract

Online shopping has progressed from having customers passively browse through product pages to have them proactively engage in communication dialogs with product sellers via Live-Chat. Customers indicated that communication with seller is an important type of salesperson service, which begins with their information search and ends with their purchase decision. Building on Content and Style (C&S) framework, this study seeks to understand how the intra-transaction communication influences the customers’ purchase behaviour in the environment of e-commerce. By collecting 1234 communication sessions and their following purchase orders, we have a preliminary test of the proposed conceptual hypotheses, and results indicated that informativeness, conversation topic, and emotional expression had significant positive impact on the likelihood of customers’ purchase. This study presents a theoretical-driven and empirically validated proposition to improve the intracommunication to aid customers’ online shopping.

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  • Content-and-style framework, E-commerce, Live-chat, Online purchase

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The impact of intra-transaction communication on customer purchase behaviour in E-commerce context. / Kang, Lele; Tan, Chuan Hoo; Zhao, J. Leon.

Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. RMIT University, 2013.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review