Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 1357-1363
Published online 2015-09-02

Fluence of Product Leaflets on Purchasing Behaviour in Times of Crisis

Halina Starzyczná, Michal Stoklasa, Kateřina Matušínská

Department of Economics and Public Administration, School of Business Administration in Karviná, Silesian University in Opava, Univerzitní náměstí 1934/3, 733 40 Karviná, Czech Republic

This paper presents partial results of primary research on consumer purchasing behaviour with regards to the utilization of product leaflets. It deals with the consumer reaction on the use of these leaflets. The main goal is to assess the impulse to purchase goods on the basis of promotional leaflets in mailboxes, depending on the personal characteristics of the consumer. Partial goals are a brief theoretical basis of the examined issues and selected results of secondary research on consumer behaviour based on available statistical data and information. Consumer behaviour changes drastically in times of crisis. Czech consumer is addressed daily by a specific communication media of store chains – the leaflets. These appear daily in mailboxes and are generally positively accepted. There are also negative opinions, both from consumers as well as the EU. Respondents were asked about their financial situation, to what extent they change their buying behaviour with respect to the income level of households. It turned out that the impulse to purchase goods on the basis of promotional leaflets in mailboxes does not depend on the age and sex of respondents, but depends on the income level and education. The largest proportion of respondents considers leaflets because of promotional discounts.


„This paper was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports within the Institutional Support for Long-term Development of a Research Organization in 2014“.


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