Academy of Marketing Studies Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6298; Online ISSN: 1528-2678)


Changing Consumer Behaviours towards Online Shopping - An Impact of Covid 19

Author(s): Anupam Sharma and Deepika Jhamb

The coronavirus (COVID-19) eruption is first and prime human tragedy across the globe, affecting the lives of millions of people. It has greatly impacted the global economy. This paper is envisioned to provide business leaders with a view on the progressing situation and implications on the consumer as well. Every sphere is affected and impacted by the pandemic. Before lockdown work from home created a positive shift in the trend of online shopping. But this could not reside for a long time. Unexpected lockdown of 21 days impacted Indian online shopping and marketing trends drastically. Initially, Coronavirus's influence on consumer buying behaviour, towards brands and online tools was largely unknown. This paper aims to reflect on different issues and perspectives of online marketing due to COVID-19. There are still many more uncertainties to predict how the sale for the next few months will be impacting the global community, both personally as well as professionally. This study explores the impact of the epidemic from toilet tissue rolls to baby gear, pet food to many more daily essentials. Although some of the companies managed to operate through social commerce that is marketing by using e-commerce and social media. Forty-six percent of users admitted that social networks are important for information sharing and for making product choices. But results are indicative of the fact that online marketing and shopping will soon go back to normal but the losses and downshift brought by this pandemic are not ignorable.

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