Document Type: Research Paper
Department of Business Management, Marketing Management, Qeshm Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qeshm, Iran
Department of Science and Research, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Management, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Market saturation, increased competition, change in tastes and needs of customers have made Iranian companies, especially canned industries, face various challenges in relation to consumers. Under such conditions, cannery companies with the ability for proper use of available facilities and equipment such as design and development of new products, supplying high-quality and economic products and appropriate packaging can overcome these challenges and guarantee their survival. Now, it’s time for experts and marketers to pay special attention to importance of packaging and its effect of purchasing decision of consumers and as a result, increased profitability of companies and re-evaluation of their attitude. Although companies have found that they should pay attention to physical aspect and attractiveness of packaging of products for this purpose, it could be observed that majority of them have not used scientific methods in this way. Applied method in this study is applied-developmental method in terms of purpose and the study is a mixed exploratory research in terms of nature. The results obtained from the study show that two identified indices including functional (informational) and visual (aesthetics) features could be effective factors on purchasing decision of consumers. Finally, the study has suggested considering the two indices to improve effectiveness in decision making among job subcultures.