Impact of Visual Merchandising on Consumer Behavior: A Study of Furniture Outlets
Universal Journal of Management, Horizon Research Publishing Corporation, Alhambra, CA, USA, Vol. 2, No. 6, July 2014, pp. 207-217, DOI: 10.13189/ ujm.2014.020601
11 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2014
Date Written: June 2014
In retail industry furniture and furnishing category has become more competitive. There are many players entering into organized format of retail in this category. Therefore, it becomes important for retailers to differentiate themselves from each other. As the products are similar, one of the area in which they can differentiate themselves is store presentation in terms of visual merchandising. To study which dimensions have an impact on purchase behavior of consumers, this study is undertaken. By analyzing the impact of various dimensions of merchandising display such as window display, store front, merchandise presentation, store layout and organization, creative style and trend co-ordination, signages/graphics and store environment, it is found that window display, store front, store layout and organization (shelf display) and creative style and trend co-ordination have impact on purchase behavior of consumers.
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Keywords: Visual Merchandising, Window Display, Store Front, Merchandise Display, Store Layout and Organization, Creative Style and Trend Co-Ordination, Signages/Graphics and Store Environment
JEL Classification: M1, M3, M30, M31, M37, M39, L8, L80, L81
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