E-Commerce Purchasing Behaviour and the Level of Consumers‘ Income in Poland and Great Britain

Katarzyna Szalonka, Agnieszka Sadowa, Aleksandra Wicka, Ludwik Wicki
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Special Issue 2, 552-568, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1841


Purpose: The aim of the paper is to identify the purchasing behaviour of buyers from Poland and Great Britain under the influence of online advertising depending on the amount of income. The paper shows how customers with different income levels react to advertising in Poland and the UK. An attempt has been made to compare the British e consumer with the Polish one – their online behaviour influenced by online advertising. Design/Methodology/Approach: To achieve the aim of the study, international research was carried out from November 2017 to February 2018 in Poland and Great Britain using an online questionnaire. After assessing the completeness of the respon¬ses, 487 responses from Poland and 173 from Great Britain were finally qualified for further analysis. It is an international comparative study conducted on a large group of respondents on a very important and topical topic. Findings: It was found that there are differences in the way Poles and British people use the Internet, but the majority of respondents in each country watched the appearing advertisements. Over 60% of respondents from Great Britain and about 50% from Poland found the advertisements interesting. In addition, in Poland, lower-income respondents were more likely to be interested in viewing advertisements and found them interesting more often. Among UK respondents, this was not income related. Practical Implications: The outcomes have given detailed and valuable information on the impact of online advertising on the purchasing decisions of Polish and UK households with different income levels. Originality/value: International comparative research conducted on a large group of respondents, on a very important and topical subject.

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