An Analytical Assessment of the Precursors of E-Loyalty for Gen Z in the Indian E-Retail Sector

10 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2019

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Tanvi Gupta

Jagannath International Management School (JIMS)

Ravneet Bhandari

Amity University, Students

Mamta Rani

Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies

Date Written: October 5, 2019

Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims at building a inclusive theoretical model in order to comprehend and thereby, analyze the factors affecting e-loyalty in the Indian e-retail industry.

Design/methodology – A detailed review of literature to form the theoretical model followed by a Descriptive research design i.e. consumer survey which aimed at studying the buying behavior of Generation Z in terms of e-loyalty during online shopping. Associational research design was implemented to understand relationship between the identified variables and for testing the hypothesis.

Findings – E-loyalty is a multi-dimensional construct could be impacted by many variables. Trust, Satisfaction, Perceived Value and Convenience motivation impact e-loyalty. The trust, satisfaction, perceived value and convenience motivation are affected by the website service quality, switching costs, price, and reputation of the website and customer characteristics.

Implications – The paper develops a conceptual model that is empirically as well as statistically confirmed. Ithas direct implications for e-retailers. They are encouraged to regularly monitor service quality and accordingly initiate service delivery improvements to maintain loyalty.

Originality/value – The paper collates and examines recent e-loyalty study findings. It presents a comprehensive, conceptual model encompassing research work and a holistic view of various aspects affecting e-loyalty. Although a large amount of loyalty research has been done, each studying a particular service, this paper comprehensively brings together various research findings. Also, it brings about the conceptual framework based on review of literature and further, empirical research.

Keywords: e-loyalty, e-satisfaction, e-trust, customer behavior, e-commerce

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Tanvi and Bhandari, Ravneet and Rani, Mamta, An Analytical Assessment of the Precursors of E-Loyalty for Gen Z in the Indian E-Retail Sector (October 5, 2019). Proceedings of International Conference on Advancements in Computing & Management (ICACM) 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3464945 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3464945

Tanvi Gupta (Contact Author)

Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) ( email )

MOR 105, Kalkaji
New Delhi
India

Ravneet Bhandari

Amity University, Students ( email )

India

Mamta Rani

Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies ( email )

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