ISSN: IJSB: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print) JSR : 2708-7085 (online)

Exploring the Cross-Cultural Online Shopping Experience: A Study of Foreign Residents in China

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Fodouop Kouam Arthur William

Abstract

This study explores the online shopping experience of foreign residents in China, focusing on their advantages, challenges, factors influencing their decision-making, and potential improvements to enhance their e-commerce experience. The sample consists of 58 foreigners living in China, and data were collected through an online self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. The findings reveal that foreign residents in China benefit from broader product variety, competitive pricing, convenience, and accessibility when shopping online. However, they also need help finding reliable products, have concerns about product quality and authenticity, and require a Chinese national identity card for certain purchases. Factors influencing their decision to use e-commerce platforms include convenience, last-mile delivery, accessibility, affordability, and refund policy. The study recommends introducing language options, international payment options, quality control measures, and removing the Chinese national identity card requirement. The insights gained from this study can inform strategies and offerings tailored to meet the unique needs of this consumer segment.

Keywords: Online shopping, E-commerce platforms, Foreign residents, China, Cross-cultural experience.

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Title: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Online Shopping Experience: A Study of Foreign Residents in China
Author: Fodouop Kouam Arthur William
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2272
Media: Online
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Issue publication (Year): 2024
Acceptance Date: 17/12/2023
Date of Publication: 20/12/2023
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/2272.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 12-25
First Page: 12
Last Page: 25
Paper Type: Research paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Fodouop Kouam Arthur William (2024). Exploring the Cross-Cultural Online Shopping Experience: A Study of Foreign Residents in China. International Journal of Science and Business, 30(1), 12-25. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2272

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Fodouop Kouam Arthur William, Hebei University, School of Management, Baoding City, Hebei Province, China.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2272

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