How image and trust determine preference: The case of Kaskus, OLX, and Tokopedia

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Shannen Bonfilio


The influence of brand image and trust on purchasing behavior has been widely studied. However, there is still little that connects it to brand preferences, especially in the context of different e-commerce platforms. This study investigates the effect of brand image and trust on e-commerce website preferences on three platforms: community-based Kaskus, classified advertising OLX, and marketplace Tokopedia. For this reason, the author recruited 219 respondents aged 17-60 years with junior high school education and above who made one of the three e-commerce platforms their favorite shopping sites. Data analysis using linear regression and path analysis shows that brand image and brand trust directly affect Kaskus and Tokopedia. In OLX, only brand trust affects brand preference. In addition, the brand image also affects brand preference for Kaskus and Tokopedia, while OLX does not. There are indications that brand image and brand trust work in relative terms. Future research could examine this indication.

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Bonfilio, S. (2022). How image and trust determine preference: The case of Kaskus, OLX, and Tokopedia. Jurnal Ekonomi Perusahaan, 29(1), 31–50.
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Shannen Bonfilio, Account Executive at PT. Redpod Indonesia

Shannen Bonfilio is an experienced account executive in PT Redpod Indonesia. Her passion for marketing strategy drives her. She takes pride in providing innovative promotional products to clients. She can add value by working closely with her customers by executing the clients’ marketing programs and campaigns seamlessly. She has been helping numerous brands integrate their marketing plans and goals by infusing fresh and innovative ideas with proven, cost-effective solutions. In addition to her primary job functions, she has enjoyed her community life to inspire young people in spiritual and self-development.


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