Discounts are an important strategic tool for service marketers to attract new customers or to entice them to use their service during off-peak times. To establish long-term relationships it is crucial for firms to understand when and why these customers are willing to return at regular prices. Using a discrete emotions approach, we propose that this depends on the specific positive emotion elicited by this price situation. The results of a field study with 803 customers indicate that the distinct agency attributions associated with getting a discount trigger different emotions (pride, gratitude, relief, surprise) that distinctively affect post-purchase intentions.
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Lost in Translation: Marketing in an Interconnected World
EMAC European Marketing Academy
42nd European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Annual Conference