Women's Clothing Microenterprises: A Qualitative Analysis of Consumer Perception

Jorge Luis Yepez-Garcia, Lucero Nicole Huerta-Tantalean, Franklin Cordova-Buiza, Wilver Auccahuasi

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In the context of the pandemic, an increase in the unemployment level originated, but on the other hand, new businesses such as microenterprises were also started, this with the purpose of generating income. The image of Peruvian entrepreneurship has changed during the pandemic, before the pandemic mainly adult men generated entrepreneurship, but now women, young people and low-income Peruvians initiate this challenge. The main research objective is to explore the consumer perception about women's clothing microenterprises in the city of Metropolitan Lima, capital of Peru. The methodological approach was qualitative with a descriptive scope and phenomenological design; the sample was selected for convenience, with a total of 12 women who buy in women's clothing micro-enterprises, who are around the age range between 18 to 35 years of socioeconomic level B and C between professionals and students; who were subsequently conducted in-depth interviews through telephone calls. The instrument consisted of 12 questions per interview divided into 3 dimensions and 4 sub-categories for each dimension. The users expressed their experiences in the use of women's clothing, which made it possible to generate a consumer profile of this type of business by analyzing the quality of information, speed of response and after-sales service. The interviews were transcribed and then the data were analyzed taking into account the most important and differential points of each response obtained. Among the main results, it was found that the users prioritize the quality of service, the veracity of the product images, the differential value of the garments and tolerance. Negative factors such as distrust and lack of attention to queries were found, elements that should be improved for a better closing of sales. In conclusion, after determining certain positive and negative factors on the perception of women's clothing micro-enterprises, users emphasize the importance of product warranty, which produces a feeling of improvement in quality and customer service.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gender Research, ICGR 2023
EditorsSandra Moffett, Shirley Barrett, Andrea Reid
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781914587634
StatePublished - 2023
Event6th International Conference on Gender Research, ICGR 2023 - Derry, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Apr 202321 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Gender Research
ISSN (Electronic)2516-2810


Conference6th International Conference on Gender Research, ICGR 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Clothing
  • Consumer perception
  • Customer behavior
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Microenterprise


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