The effect of social media apps on shopping apps

Jae Yeon Yoon, Chaehyeon Lee, Jeonghye Choi, Sue Ryung Chang, Jikyung Kim

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Mobile shopping is on the rise, and the main channel of social media has now shifted from online to mobile. We aim to understand the role of social media apps in driving mobile shopping. Specifically, we examine two performance metrics for mobile shopping—shopping app stickiness and usage time—and classify social media apps into broadcasting and narrowcasting ones. Our empirical analyses using mobile panel data reveal that the usage time of both types of social media apps increases shopping app stickiness. As for shopping app usage time, broadcasting app usage time has a positive impact, while narrowcasting app usage time has a negative impact. We also find that the impact of broadcasting app usage is greater than that of narrowcasting app usage. Furthermore, offline social interactions weaken the effect of social media usage on shopping app stickiness and that of broadcasting app usage on shopping app usage time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Business Research
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Earlier work on this project started with the first author’s Master’s dissertation at Yonsei University. This work was supported by the Yonsei University Research Fund of 2019 (2019-22-0208) and 2020 (2020-22-0050). This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2020S1A3A2A02093277).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Marketing


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