Although customer complaining behavior has been studied in
the traditional market place, little research has been done on
handling online customer complaints. This study is aimed at investigating
the effects of post-purchase evaluation factors on propensity
to complain in the onhne versus offline-shopping environment.
Post-purchase evaluation factors from previous studies such as the
degree of dissatisfaction, importance of the purchase, perceived
benefits from complaining, personal characteristics, and situational
infiuences have been examined. A survey was conducted and its
results reveal the different impacts of post-purchase evaluation
factors on propensity to complain in the online versus offline
shopping environments. Further, the results suggest how propensity
to complain infiuence the customer's repeat purchase intention
both in online and offline shopping.