The Impact of Visual Merchandising on Impulse Buying Behavior of Consumer: A Case from Central Mall of Ahmedabad India
Universal Journal of Management, Vol.1, No. 2, Oct. 2013, pp. 76-8
7 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2013
Apparel industry in India is booming and there is fierce competition among various players in apparel segment in terms of lifestyle format. The study is aimed to find out impact of various dimensions of visual merchandising on impulse buying behavior of the customers visiting “Central Malls”. Four dimensions of visual merchandising viz. window display, in-store form/mannequin display, floor merchandising and promotional signage are studied and its impact on impulse buying behavior is found out. The results reveal that certain dimensions of visual merchandising do affect impulse purchase. Hence, visual merchandising is important for strategic marketing decisions to increase the sales of the stores.
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Keywords: Visual Merchandising, Window Display, In-Store form/Mannequin Display, Floor Display, Promotional Signage, Impulse Buying
JEL Classification: M1, M3, M30, M31, M37, M39, L8, L80, L81
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