Gender effect on E-commerce sales of experience gifts: Preliminary empirical findings

Joni Salminen, Sarem Seitz, Bernard J. Jansen, Tommi Salenius

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We analyze purchase data from 493 customers of an e-commerce store selling experience gifts to find how gender correlates with average purchase value, category of purchased products, and the use of discount codes. We find no significant differences for average purchase value or category of purchased products, but according to the data, women are more likely to use discount codes than are males. Ideas for further research concerning the gender effect on online shopping behavior are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-115
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB)
StatePublished - 2017
Event17th International Conference on Electronic Business: Smart Cities, ICEB 2017 - Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Dec 4 2017Dec 8 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Computer Science


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