Online retail experience and customer satisfaction: The mediating role of last mile delivery

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Abstract

For various industries worldwide, recent years have been defined by the remarkable growth of e-commerce. Enabled by the Internet, retailers can reach more customers, spread much further in the distribution chain, and optimize their resources. In the new market environment, customer experience has become a source of competitive advantage. This study investigates the role of last mile delivery in the customer’s e-retail experience. A quantitative methodology was used, which incorporated a survey that was conducted in Sweden and measured participants’ most recent e-retail experience. The results indicate that the last mile delivery experience mediates the relationship between the customer’s perception of the online shopping experience and customer satisfaction. These conclusions provide ground for further thorough investigations of the role of last mile delivery in the e-retail context and supports e-retailers in increasing their customers’ satisfaction.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Karlstad University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Transportteknik och logistik
  • Företagsekonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)306-320
TidskriftInternational Review of Retail Distribution & Consumer Research
Volym29
Utgåva nummer3 (special Issue)
StatusPublished - 2019 jun 4
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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