Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227325
Authors: 
Dertwinkel-Kalt, Markus
Köster, Mats
Sutter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13798
Abstract: 
We examine whether shrouding or partitioning of a surcharge raises demand in online shopping. In a field experiment with more than 34,000 consumers, we find that consumers in the online shop of a cinema are more likely to select tickets for a 3D movie when the 3D surcharge is shrouded, but they also drop out more often when the overall price is shown at the checkout. In sum, the demand distribution is independent of the price presentation. This result outlines the limits of the effectiveness of shrouding practices.
Subjects: 
salience
inattention
shrouding
price partitioning
field experiment
JEL: 
D81
C93
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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