Chapter 12: Internet Shopping Model and Customer Perceptions: A Study of UK Supermarkets

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Xianzhong Mark Xu, University of Portsmouth, UK

Martyn Roberts, University of Portsmouth, UK

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A major growth area in electronic commerce (EC) is organisations that directly interact with their customers (Business to Consumer EC). The supermarket sector is at the forefront of this development. However, it has been widely reported that e-tailing for grocery shopping, e.g., Webvan, particularly in the U.S., has not been successful. Little empirical evidence is documented to reveal whether customers' shopping patterns have significantly changed toward Internet shopping. By using a case study approach and a questionnaire survey, this study reports the Internet shopping models adopted by the major U.K. supermarkets, and examines consumer shopping behaviour and their attitudes toward the Internet for grocery shopping.

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Advanced Topics in End User Computing (Vol. 3)
Advanced Topics in End User Computing, Vol. 3
ISBN: 1591402573
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 191 © 2008-2017.
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