The Role of Visual Merchandising in Impulse Buying Behavior: An exploration from the lens of young adult consumers
The study was conducted to identify the relationship between young adult consumer’s impulse buying behavior and visual merchandising. Five techniques of visual merchandising which are window display, store layout, lighting, promotional signage and brand name was considered in the study to determine the effect. A convenient sampling technique was used to gather data. The young adult consumer’s including male and female (N=290, age range between 16 to 35 years) was considered for data gathering. To study the variables, questionnaire is adapted from different author’s (Rook & Fisher, 1995),(Bhalla & Anuraag, 2010),(Wanninayake & Randiwela, 2007),(Dua & Karolia, 2008),(Bhatti & Latif, 2014). Stepwise regression showed that five dimensions of visual merchandising window display, store lay out, lighting, promotional signage and brand name effect young adults consumers’ impulse buying behavior directly. Findings also indicate that Visual merchandising has turned out to be an essential variable nowadays to attract consumers and to increase sales.
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