Determinants of Online Purchase Intention in Uganda Sarah Jannat Namakula, Alain Vilard Ndi Isoh, Engotoit Benard, & Abdallah Ziraba

     Determinants of Online Purchase Intention in Uganda

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Sarah Jannat Namakula, Alain Vilard Ndi Isoh, Engotoit Benard, & Abdallah Ziraba

Abstract

The advents of the internet and e-commerce have transformed the pattern of purchase of goods and services. Online customers find online shopping very convenient, flexible, time saving, offering a wide variety of selection, cheaper products and provide the possibility to make private purchases easier. Despite the numerous benefits of online purchasing platforms, the adoption rate is low in Uganda. This study aimed at modeling a framework on determinants of customers’ intentions to purchase online in the case of Kampala Uganda. The philosophical underpins were both positivism epistemology and objectivism ontology. Data was sourced using structured questions from a sample of ninety-seven (97) online customers’ in Kampala. The analysis was concluded using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and the findings revealed that; Facilitating Conditions (FC), Service Quality (SQ) and Customers’ Attitudes (A) have positive significant impacts on online purchase intention whereas, there was insignificant statistical evidence to suggest that System Quality (SQ) influences the intention to purchase online. This study therefore recommends managers of online businesses to consider Service Quality (SeQ), Facilitating Conditions (FC) and Customers Attitudes (A) as critical determinants to improve online sales. Indicators such as: timely deliveries, product conformability and prompt feedback are drivers to online purchase intentions. This study provides emerging views essential in managing relationships between businesses and customers with the intention to model successful e-business strategies. This research thus provides a useful insight to parties including e-business practitioners, government and customers on the role of e-commerce adoption in Uganda.

Key words: Online Purchase, Online Purchase Intention, Customer, e-commerce, Uganda.

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Title: Determinants of Online Purchase Intention in Uganda
Author:

Sarah Jannat Namakula, Alain Vilard Ndi Isoh, Engotoit Benard, & Abdallah Ziraba

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3714817
Media: Online
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Acceptance Date: 12/03/2020
Date of Publication: 18/03/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/506.pdf
Free download: Available
Page: 132-146
First Page: 132
Last Page: 146
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Sarah Jannat Namakula, Alain Vilard Ndi Isoh, Engotoit Benard, & Abdallah Ziraba (2020). Determinants of Online Purchase Intention in Uganda. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(3), 132-146.  doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3714817

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Sarah Jannat Namakula, (Corresponding author), Makerere University Business School         (MUBS), Uganda.

Alain Vilard Ndi Isoh, ICT University, Uganda.

Engotoit Benard, Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Uganda.

Abdallah Ziraba, ICT University, Uganda.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3714817

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