Do Colors Change Realities in Online Shopping?

Yi Ching Hsieh, Hung Chang Chiu, Yun Chia Tang, Monle Lee

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

35 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


This study investigates the links among color, price, and patronage intention on the Internet. With regard to the effects of a store website's background colors and product prices, the interactions of background colors and price levels may influence online patronage intention via perceptions of quality, sacrifice, and value. The results reveal that online consumers' reactions to online merchandise prices vary according to website background colors. Participants who view blue or low-brightness backgrounds have high patronage intentions regardless of whether prices are high or low. Participants who view red or high-brightness backgrounds are sensitive to merchandise prices and react significantly negatively to high prices. Further mediation analyses indicate that website background colors can influence how consumers interpret price levels: Blue backgrounds make consumers use high price as a sign of high quality rather than monetary sacrifice, but red or high-brightness backgrounds make consumers use high price as a sign of high monetary sacrifice rather than product quality.

頁(從 - 到)14-27
期刊Journal of Interactive Marketing
出版狀態已出版 - 2月 2018


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