July 05, 2009

Strativity Group announced it will be unveiling the surprising results of their Customer Experience consumer study.

"In contrast to the popular perception that consumers focus on price only, our study demonstrates that consumers are paying attention to customer experience they receive and are willing to reward exceptional
experiences with larger purchases, longer relationships and premium price," offered Strativity CEO Lior Arussy.

Key Findings:

Share of Wallet

-- More than 70% of consumers surveyed indicate that they are willing to spend 10% or more with businesses if those businesses exceed their expectations.

Customer Retention

-- Loyal customers are almost three times as likely to expect to continue doing business with companies for another ten years or more than dissatisfied customers.

-- Dissatisfied customers are ten times more likely to expect to attrite in the next twelve months than their loyal counterparts.

Premium Pricing

-- 40% of loyal customers said that they are willing to pay 10% or more to continue purchasing from companies delivering great experiences, in contrast with 9% of dissatisfied customers.

-- 52% of dissatisfied customers expect discounts of 5% or more to continue doing business with a company while no loyal customers expect discounts.

Consumers are very clear about what they are seeking from the experiences companies deliver:

-- Quick and effective issue resolution

-- Common Sense and Discretion

-- Employees who Exceed Expectations

-- Ease and simplicity

Study Overview

-- 1994 consumers from North America
-- The study was done in collaboration with Customer Service Experts Inc.
-- Study was web-based questionnaire following the customer strategy phases
-- The survey was conducted from April 13, 2009 through May 4, 2009.

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