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The Influence of Scarcity Message on Customers` Perceived Value, Satisfaction, and Repurchase Intention in the Context of Group-Buying Social Commerce
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The Influence of Scarcity Message on Customers` Perceived Value, Satisfaction, and Repurchase Intention in the Context of Group-Buying Social Commerce
Choi, Sujeong;
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Drawing on the theoretical framework of customer value-satisfaction-loyalty, this study examines how scarcity message influences customers` value, satisfaction, and loyalty in the context of group-buying social commerce. Previous studies have argued that scarcity message limiting the avilability of products and service is a source of enhancing customer value. In this regard, this study posits scarcity message as a predictor of customer value. Furthermore, this study classifies customer value into two forms (i.e., utilitarian value and hedonic value) and verfies how scarcity message is associated with them. To test the proposed research model and hypotheses, this study performed structural equation modeling (SEM) analyses, using a total of 292 data collected on users who have experience in purchasing products and service through group-buying social commerce sites such as Coupang, Timon, and WeMakePrice. The key results are as follows : First, scarcity message increases utilitarian and hedonic values and further customer satisfaction. Second, utilitarian value increases customer satisfaction and repurchase intention while hedonic value has nothing to do with them. The findings imply that customers seek to maximize utilitarian value through group-buying social commerce. Finally, this study indicates that repuchase intention depends greatly on customer satisfaction.
Scarcity Message;Utilitarian Value;Hedonic Value;Customer Satisfaction;Repurchse Intention;Group-Buying Social Commerce;
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