Current research emphasizes that consumer acceptance of mobile (m-)shopping increases overall order rate and size. However, there has been little knowledge on factors determining this acceptance. This study develops and empirically tests a model explaining the consumer acceptance of m-shopping by incorporating intrinsic (perceived enjoyment) and extrinsic (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use) behavioural beliefs as well as consumer shopping orientations. A quantitative survey conducted among German smartphone users across different age groups reveals that both intrinsic and extrinsic beliefs determine consumer acceptance of m-shopping, while consumer shopping orientations shape the beliefs of m-shopping. In particular, the greater the consumers’ brand consciousness, novelty-seeking tendency, and impulsiveness the greater the perceived usefulness and/or enjoyment of m-shopping; however, consumers’ convenience consciousness weakens the perceived enjoyment. The results further indicate that the effects of shopping orientations on the beliefs are largely independent of the type of m-shopping touchpoint (i.e., m-app and m-browser). The findings provide recommendations for retailers on how to promote m-shopping and offer scholars a broad and consumer-oriented explanation of the acceptance of m-shopping.
|Journal||The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Mobile shopping
- shopping orientations