Propinquity Effect of Third Places on Customer‘s Experiential Value
Geetanjali Bhandari1, Ruchi Jain2
1Geetanjali Bhandari*, Research Scholar, Amity School of Business, Amity University, Noida, India.
2Dr. Ruchi Jain, Associate Professor, Amity School of Business, Amity University, Noida, India.
Manuscript received on November 6, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 4081-4090 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8637118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8637.118419
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Abstract: Experiential marketing is the new driving force to create a sustainable relationship with customers. Among the assortment of constituents, building up customer experience one component is ‘Third Place’. Third place refers to spaces excluding home (first place) and work (second place) where people come together for an informal tête-à-tête. Inclusion of third place within a retail setting may have a positive impinge on the propinquity of customers towards the store. This paper endeavors to investigate customer’s perspective on the experiential consequences of propinquity ensuing from Third Places within the service scape of a store. The scope of this research is confined to apparel retailers. This research explores primary benefits distinguished by customers and clubs them using thematic analysis. The paper makes a worthy contribution in terms of compiling literature worldwide on Third Place – concept, functions, usage, and domain. This paper is also the first contribution in the literature pool of third places in Indian context, which makes it valuable piece of work.
Keywords: Propinquity Effect, Third Places, Experiential Marketing, Apparel Retail.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete.