The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of disclosing sales commissions pertaining to an influencer discount code on perceived sincerity of an influencer and attitude toward using the discount code. In the first study, consumers participated in a two-cell (commission disclosure: absent vs. present) between-subjects experimental design. In the second study, consumers participated in a two (commission disclosure: absent vs. present) by two (discount level: low vs. high) between-subjects experimental design. The findings of Study 1 demonstrate that the sales commission disclosure pertaining to discount codes results in a higher perceived sincerity of the influencer. Results of Study 1 also reveal that the perceived sincerity of the influencer mediates the effect of the disclosure (vs. no disclosure) on attitude toward using the discount code. Further, Study 2 demonstrates the robustness of these effects of the commission disclosure regardless of whether the discount level is low or high.
Lee, Mira and Park, Taehee
"Effects of Disclosing Discount Code Commissions on Perceived Influencer Sincerity and Attitude toward Discount Code Use,"
Asia Marketing Journal: Vol. 25
, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.53728/2765-6500.1604
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