The Effect of Online Consumer Comments Among Millennial
Melva Hermayanty Saragih1, Riana Enny Widayanti2
1Melva Hermayanty Saragih*, Management Department, BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2Riana Enny Widayanti, Management Department, BINUS Business School Undergraduate Program, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 3975-3980 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L34781081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3478.1081219
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Abstract: Indonesia as one of the countries in the world with internet users reaching 82 million people or around 30% of Indonesia’s population, is currently entering the era of e-commerce. Conventional shopping culture is shifting to online shopping. Although Indonesian internet users have not all done online shopping (only 29% of people or 26.3 million of the total who have an internet connection, a Mars 2016 survey source), the e-commerce market potential is still very large. This was followed up by the increasing proliferation of e-commerce companies in the business world, both in large and small scale businesses. Millennial groups are increasingly recognized for their influence in the evolution of social media. Millennials are undeniably the biggest part of society who are familiar with digital devices such as cellphones and computers. Social researchers often classify generations born between the 1980s and 2000s as millennials. So it can be said that the millennial generation is the young generation today who are currently in the range of 15-34 years. In America millennials, 97% have computers, 94 have cell phones, and websites as news sources (Marketing Breakthrough Incorp., 2008). In Indonesia, studies and studies on millennial generation have not been done much, even though the total population of Indonesians aged between 15-34 years is currently very large, namely 34.45%. Millennia generation was researched because based on the Mars survey also mentioned that the largest online consumer in Indonesia aged 22-29 years. Therefore, millennials are undeniably the most important market of many products and services. Research evidence shows that millennial groups in finding information related to purchases refer to their friends and this information seeking behavior is facilitated by digital connections. Therefore the aim of this research is to gain a deeper understanding of millennial communication behavior towards purchases and their relationship to online consumer comments.
Keywords: Online Comments, Word of Mouth, Millennial, Behavior, Consumer Comments
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology