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The (re-)launch of products is frequently accompanied by point-of-sale (PoS) marketing campaigns in order to foster sales. Predicting the success of these merchandising elements at the PoS on sales is of interest to research and practice, as the misinvestments that are based on the fragmented PoS literature are tremendous. Likewise, the predictive power of neuropsychological methods has been demonstrated in various research work. Nevertheless, the practical application of these neuropsychological methods in practice is still limited. In order to foster the application of neuropsychological methods in research and practice, the current research work aims to explore whether mobile functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) – as a portable neuroimaging method – has the potential to predict the success of PoS merchandising elements by rendering significant neural signatures of brain regions of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC), highlighting its potential to forecast shoppers’ behaviour aka sales at the PoS. Building on previous research findings, the results of the given research work indicate that the neural signal of brain regions of the dlPFC, measured with mobile fNIRS, is able to predict actual sales associated with PoS merchandising elements, relying on the cortical relief effect. More precisely, the research findings support the hypothesis, indicating that the reduced neural activity of brain regions associated with the dlPFC can predict sales at the PoS, emphasising another crucial neural signature to predict shoppers’ purchase behaviour, next to the frequently cited reward association system. The research findings offer an innovative perspective on how to design and evaluate PoS merchandising elements, indicating fruitful theoretical and practical implications.
Erfolg entsteht am Point of Sale. Warum auch große Industrieunternehmen mit hohen Werbespendings auf die richtige Kommunikation am Point of Sale angewiesen sind, illustriert der Autor in diesem Beitrag. Der inzwischen berühmte duplo case stand in den letzten Jahren auf vielen nationalen und internationalen Konferenzen im Mittelpunkt der Diskussion und wird hier zum ersten Mal umfassend dargestellt.

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Enrique Strelow
Department
  • Economy
About Enrique Strelow
  • NeuroScience

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Alexander Haas
  • Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen