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Payment Method Costs Assessment: Survey of Retailers, 1983 [United States]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Curtin, Richard T.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-07-13
Funding Reference
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Language
English
Free Keywords
consumer behavior; cost effectiveness; economic behavior; payment methods; prices; purchasing; retail industry; retail trade
Description
  • Abstract

    This telephone interview survey was conducted during April and May 1983 by the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, with a grant from the Federal Reserve Board. The purpose of the survey was to collect data on the sensitivity of retailers' pricing structures to methods of payment used by consumers to make purchases. The major areas of investigation were sales volume transacted by cash, personal checks, third-party credit cards, and other methods, cost differences incurred by retailers for accepting different payment methods, and retailer experience with and attitudes toward cash discounts and credit surcharges. The sampling universe consisted of nonfood retail establishments in the coterminous United States. The overall response rate was 82 percent, although retail firms with an annual sales volume of more than $5,000,000 were somewhat less likely to respond. Other characteristics of respondents and nonrespondents did not differ significantly.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983
  • 1983-04 / 1983-05
    Collection date: 1983-04--1983-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Nonfood retail establishments, excluding vehicle dealers in the coterminous United States.
Sampling
Sales-weighted national sample.
Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8171 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Curtin, Richard T. (1984): Payment Method Costs Assessment: Survey of Retailers, 1983 [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08171.v1