Repeat customers are five times more profitable than new customers. Internet vendors have to retain customers to reap the benefits of repeat sales, but more than 50 percent of repeat customers seldom complete a third purchase. One reason is the inability of on-line vendors to manage customers' changing expectations. Vendors need to understand the decision calculus of repeat customers at every stage of their transaction experience with the vendor. This study uses a customer repurchase decision-making model to examine the effect of transaction experience on customers' decision calculus in on-line repurchases. The model shows that the effects of perceived convenience and perceived price change over the transaction experience, whereas the effects of perceived value and pleasure do not. These findings have significant theoretical and practical implications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business and International Management
- Economics and Econometrics