Customer Electronic Loyalty towards Online Business: The role of Online Trust, Perceived Mental Benefits and Hedonic Value
Purpose: The success of electronic commerce businesses is the ability to retain the customers and inspire their loyalty in online shopping. The purpose of this study is to develop a model to study the effect of perceived mental benefits, online trust, and hedonic value on the elements of electronic loyalty.
Research design, data and methodology: Mixed research method was applied in this study with qualitative and quantitative research method. Qualitative data was collected through focus group discussion with electronic commerce experts. Quantitative data was collected through a survey of 917 customers, in which conducted in four cities and one province in Vietnam. SmartPLS software is used for processing quantitative data.
Results: The study points out that four constructs of the mental benefit concept, although not entirely, have an impact on online trust and hedonic value. At the same time, two antecedents of electronic loyalty’s three elements are online trust and hedonic value.
Conclusions: Through the positive influence between the elements in the conceptual model, the study has shown that the perceived mental benefits, online trust, and hedonic value are important factors to shape the electronic loyalty in developing countries, such as Vietnam. This study proposed some scientific and managerial implications.
Perceived Mental Benefits, Online Trust, Hedonic Value, Electronic Loyalty, Electronic Commerce
Nguyen, M. H., & Khoa, B. T. (2019). Customer Electronic Loyalty towards Online Business: The role of Online Trust, Perceived Mental Benefits and Hedonic Value. Journal of Distribution Science, 17(12), 81-93. doi: 10.15722/jds.17.12.201912.81