An analysis of the e-TailQ as instrument for measuring quality in the eletronic retail

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Valter Afonso Vieira


The service quality construct has been researched thoroughly in the marketing literature in terms of antecedents, consequences, dimensions,etc. However, not only research in electronic service quality still lacks of accomplishments, but also some definitions and dimensionality tests. Based on this context, the paper looked for understanding more the perceived quality in the electronic retail. Specifically, the paper verifiesempirically the structure of the e-TailQ in the Brazilian electronic retail and associates its factors with loyalty, satisfaction, value and word-of-mouth. In terms of method, the sample contained just people that bought products in the electronic retail. It was a survey with a snowball sample of 344 people. The results demonstrated that the quality service consumer construct was eliminated by presenting high missing values; that quality design obtained three significant relationships from the four predicted − with satisfaction, word-of-mouth and loyalty; and that quality fulfillment − which is the product description so that consumers receive what they exactly looking for − had significant relationships with loyalty, satisfaction and word-of-mouth and negative with value.


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VIEIRA, V. A. An analysis of the e-TailQ as instrument for measuring quality in the eletronic retail. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 48, n. 4, p. 20–33, 2008. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 apr. 2024.

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