An Examination of Online Product Comparison Service: Fit Between Product Type and Disposition Style
Horizontal and vertical disposition styles are two main formats used in product comparison service on e-commerce websites. In this research, we hypothesize that there is a fit between product type (‘think‘ vs. ‘feel‘ product) and disposition style (horizontal vs. vertical style), where horizontal disposition style is more appropriate for ‘feel‘ products and vertical disposition style is a better fit for ‘think‘ products. An experiment will be carried out to test the hypotheses.
KeywordsCognitive fit product comparison service product type presentation format e-commerce websites
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