Shopping Addiction

(redirected from Impulse buying)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
A spending disorder which is
(1) Poorly controlled
(2) Markedly distressful, time-consuming, and which results in familial, social, vocational, and/or financial difficulties
(3) Does not occur in the context of hypomanic or manic symptoms
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
This study used survey questionnaire to tap the response of the shoppers to administer relationship between independent variables that include music, light, layout and employees which are also referred as the determinants of in-store environment with impulse buying behavior being dependent variable of the study.
According to Stern (1962), impulse buying is the same as unplanned buying and refers to purchasing behaviors that the consumer has not planned to carry out.
Parboteeah (2005; based on Piron, 1991:512) defined Impulse Buying as, "a purchase that is unplanned, the result of an exposure to a stimulus, and decided on-the-spot.
Dunraven Finance Limited, a consumer credit company based in Bridgend, was told the advert could not be aired again because it encouraged impulse buying on credit.
This process is followed by impulsive reaction and hence it is called impulse buying or unplanned purchase [6].
Early impulse buying research was designed to define the concept with many, sometimes widely varying results (e.g., Clover, 1950; Rook, 1987).
Stern, H., The Significance of Impulse Buying Today, Journal of Marketing, 26 (April), pp 59-62, 1962.
What factors have significant impact on impulse buying should be considered with care at the time of placement at both stores and give consideration accordingly.
To put pay to this to 150 forget to the 'Make Mine Chocolate!' campaign warns against the impulse buying of rabbits as pets and is encouraging an alternative Easter gift this year - a chocolate or toy rabbit instead.