Differences between home improvement products and other products
Around one third of the consumers think there is a clear difference between ordering home improvement products online and ordering other products online. The main differences are the need to see and feel the products, the need for personal advice and difficulties to make a choice. The European Home Improvement Monitor is based on 26.400 online interviews with consumers regarding their home improvement behavior. We have asked the European consumers whether they think there is a difference between ordering online when it comes to home improvement products and other types of products. This article shows the results of the European Home Improvement Monitor for the UK and Denmark.
The most important perceived difference when ordering home improvement products online vs other types of products is the same in both countries. The consumers want to see and feel the product. In the UK this is slightly higher (57%) than in Denmark (53%).
The second most mentioned difference in the UK between ordering home improvement products online versus other products, is the difficulties they experience in making a decisions on which products to buy (35%). In Denmark, The second most mentioned difference is the need for personal advice (42%).
The other most mentioned difficulties in the UK are the need for personal advice (28%) and a smaller offering of home improvement products online (13%). In Denmark the 3th and 4th most mentioned difficulties when ordering home improvement products online versus other products are making a choice for a home improvement product online (40%) and the smaller offer of home improvement products online (14%)
Reasons for perceived differences in ordering online
When we focus on the DIY consumers that think there is a difference between ordering home improvement products and other types of products online, the top 4 reasons are the same in both countries. However the ranking of these perceived difference vary.
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