Sampling Traps: How the Opportunity to Sample Experiential Products Reduces Hedonic Value

Intuitively, sampling multiple experiential products before selecting one of them should be beneficial to consumers. By contrast, we show that the opportunity to sample tends to trap consumers into over-exploration, reducing their motivation to consume any of the alternatives in its entirety, and consequently reducing enjoyment of the consumption experience.



Citation:

Sarah Wei and Gerald Häubl (2015) ,"Sampling Traps: How the Opportunity to Sample Experiential Products Reduces Hedonic Value", in AP - Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 11, eds. Echo Wen Wan, Meng Zhang, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 279-280.

Authors

Sarah Wei, University of Alberta, Canada
Gerald Häubl , University of Alberta, Canada



Volume

AP - Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 11 | 2015



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