Many trends have characterized the modern retailing, including the competition between the brick and mortar and online stores. Brick and mortar stores have to find new ways to create shopper value making the act of buying a moment of pleasure. In order to obtain success on shopper experiences strategies it is important to consider tangibles and intangibles aspects that provide customer value. This study aims to understand what shoppers’ value in their shopping experience in a toy store. The present research was based on means-end chain model to identify the elements that generates value. To reach the research goal a laddering technique was conducted with 15 in-depth interviews. The research has found six main shopper value representations: i) the toy store is a means to obtain stimuli that assist child development; (ii) the magical and playful stimuli evoke memories and fantasies; (iii) time and money are important resources upon purchase; (iv) the toy has to trigger child’s desire; (v) the variety offered is important to support the choice; and (vi) the feeling of making a good purchase is a desired factor. Finally there is proposal on how retail can offer a superior value over the shopper experience.
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- Customer Value and Shopping Experience
Beatriz Cavalcante Chamie
Ana Akemi Ikeda
Marcos Cortez Campomar