The Evaluation of Online Persuasion Criteria on E-Commerce Website using Persuasive System Design (PSD) Model

  • Yin-Xia Loh Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • Nor Aziati Binti Abdul Hamid Faculty of Technology Management and Business, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
Keywords: Persuasive Technology, Persuasive System Design (PSD), E-Commerce, Website Design


Persuasive technology in online shopping is proven to assist people while purchasing online. It is crucial to study how was the implementation of such successful persuasive technology in the e-commerce domain. Also, there are certain marketing strategies against consumers from different generational cohorts. Each generation has unique lifestyles, generational history, demographics, experiences, expectations and values that influence their buying behaviours. The persuasive design of e-commerce websites is related to the website conversion rate and is shown to support people throughout the online purchasing process. The objective of this research study is to evaluate the online persuasion criteria on two largest e-commerce websites in Malaysia; Lazada and Shopee through Persuasive System Design (PSD) principles. The four main categories of design technique applied in PSD are primary task support, dialogue support, credibility support and social support. The result shows that both selected e-commerce websites have applied 71.43% of the PSD principles. The most emphasize design technique in Lazada and Shopee is primary task support, followed by dialogue support. Most of the persuasive features in this model has implemented in both e-commerce websites. However, this research proved that the success of the e-commerce websites is related with the implemented persuasive feature which can be manipulated and implemented by other e-commerce websites.


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How to Cite
Yin-Xia Loh, & Nor Aziati Binti Abdul Hamid. (2021). The Evaluation of Online Persuasion Criteria on E-Commerce Website using Persuasive System Design (PSD) Model. International Journal of Business and Society, 22(3), 1143-1157.