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A catastrophe model for developing loyalty strategies: a case study on choice behaviour of pick-up point for online shopping

A catastrophe model for developing loyalty strategies: a case study on choice behaviour of... Convenience stores in Taiwan have had remarkable successes with retailing delivery services by integrating e-commerce and logistics systems to form a new retail delivery model: 'On-line shopping with pick-ups at convenience stores'. Though ingenious, intensified competition and increasingly complex customer behaviour, it has become increasingly difficult for marketing practitioners to maintain customer loyalty. To help solve this problem, this study explores the relationships between the service quality and switching cost on choice behaviour using a catastrophe model. It also applies general multivariate methodology for estimating catastrophe model II to actual market data to demonstrate the model's use in choice behaviour. The present analysis shows that, service quality and switching cost are the two major factors that influence choice behaviour, and that a catastrophe phenomenon can occur with a high switching cost. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics Inderscience Publishers

A catastrophe model for developing loyalty strategies: a case study on choice behaviour of pick-up point for online shopping

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1741-539X
eISSN
1741-5403
DOI
10.1504/IJSOI.2009.023417
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Abstract

Convenience stores in Taiwan have had remarkable successes with retailing delivery services by integrating e-commerce and logistics systems to form a new retail delivery model: 'On-line shopping with pick-ups at convenience stores'. Though ingenious, intensified competition and increasingly complex customer behaviour, it has become increasingly difficult for marketing practitioners to maintain customer loyalty. To help solve this problem, this study explores the relationships between the service quality and switching cost on choice behaviour using a catastrophe model. It also applies general multivariate methodology for estimating catastrophe model II to actual market data to demonstrate the model's use in choice behaviour. The present analysis shows that, service quality and switching cost are the two major factors that influence choice behaviour, and that a catastrophe phenomenon can occur with a high switching cost.

Journal

International Journal of Services Operations and InformaticsInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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