The Multisensory Effects of Atmospheric Cues on Online Shopping Satisfaction

  • So-Jeong Kim
  • Dong-Hee ShinEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9751)


This study investigates the way how consumers react to colors and scents as two independent atmospheric cues in stores, given that the two independent variables, were classified into two different levels of cool (blue or citrus-mint) and warm (red or citrus-vanilla) depending on the properties of those. In this study, a 2 (color: blue vs. red) × 3 (scent: no scent vs. cool vs. warm) factorial design was conducted. The results show that ambient cues have an impact on customer emotions such as pleasure and arousal, leading to better shopping satisfaction when they interact together. The results of these sensory interactions indicated that cool visual and olfactory cues received higher ratings than warm cues did.


Online shopping Atmospherics Store environment Color Scent Multisensory Emotion Satisfaction 



The National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2014S1A5B1014964) supported this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interaction ScienceSungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.School of Media and CommunicationChung-Ang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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