Determinants of consumersí satisfaction and acceptance of direct selling


Abstract

This paper studies the factors that influence the consumersí satisfaction and acceptance of direct selling. Direct selling has been exhibiting in the last decade substantial growth in sales revenues and number of salespeople involved. Also the acceptance on the part of the consumers has been increasing; in spite of they show more and more demanding and informed. The literature reveals that the relationship between customer satisfaction and direct selling has not been sufficiently studied, yet. This paper, applying a quantitative approach attempts to provide some data on this relation. Results indicate that the consumer former experience is the major factor that leads to direct selling acceptance and satisfaction.

Keywords

direct selling, customer satisfaction, consumer behaviour, distribution channels