Consumer Trust and Platformised Retail Personalisation

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As retail is becoming increasingly digitised in its operation and consumer relationships, much faith is put into automation, prediction and insights drawn from consumer data to shape consumer experiences and expectations. Under the umbrella of data-collection and artificial intelligence (AI), this chapter studies the role of consumer trust in retail personalisation. We draw empirical insights from focus-group interviews conducted with Swedish consumers regarding three main aspects: (1) consumer sentiment on data collection; (2) data-dependent retail personalisation; and (3) the digitised market logic that follows from platformisation. Firstly, the results indicate that the level of trust that consumers have in general for data collection is of relevance for how successful retailers use of recommendations systems and targeted ads will be. Secondly, and echoing earlier studies, the user agreements and privacy notices are something that most interviewees find hard to comprehend and pay attention to. And thirdly, data collection, automation and personalisation is often third-party dependent and platformised. To consumers, this adds to a lack of transparency and a sense of lost control over data, which should be taken as a call to action for retailers to be more attentive to consumer trust and to avoid third-party sharing to the extent possible.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationThe Future of Consumption
Undertitel på värdpublikationHow Technology, Sustainability and Wellbeing will Transform Retail and Customer Experience
RedaktörerKristina Bäckström, Carys Egan-Wyer, Emma Samsioe
FörlagPalgrave Macmillan
Kapitel5
Sidor77-94
Antal sidor18
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-031-33246-3
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-031-33245-6
DOI
StatusPublished - 2023 okt. 9

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Juridik och samhälle
  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier
  • Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

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