Gamification and reputation: key determinants of e-commerce usage and repurchase intention

Manuela Aparicio, Carlos J. Costa, Rafael Moises

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Nowadays, companies know that keeping customers engaged is essential to increase their loyalty. The main goal of this study is to understand the impact of gamification and reputation on the intention of repurchase in e-commerce. Gamification corresponds to the regular usage of game elements in non-game context. This study purposes a theoretical model indicating the determinants of repurchase intention. Here we present an empirical study (survey collected data) within a real e-commerce usage context. Data were analysed with SEM/PLS method. Results indicate a positive impact of trust on the intention to use of e-commerce, on buy frequency and on repurchase intention. Ease of use, usefulness of e-commerce platforms affect intension to use. We verified the impact of reputation on trust, as well as the impact of gamification on the effective use of the e-commerce platforms. Results indicate that gamified e-commerce websites determine usage and use positively influences repurchase intention in e-commerce context. Gamification, e-commerce, Repurchase intention, Information systems model

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere06383
Number of pages14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • e-commerce
  • Gamification
  • Information systems model
  • Repurchase intention


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