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Definition: Loyalty Index
In order to understand the where to focus the efforts to improve customer loyalty ,companies need to measure it.Thus to improve a function or result an index is followed to analyse the constraints in customer loyalty.
Loyalty can be measured by analysing the consumer behaviour, positive references and repetitive purchases. It is important to maintain and strengthen the relationship as acquiring new customer is more costly than retaining them. Thus Loyalty Index is a standardized tool which helps to track customer loyalty over a period of time.
It can be evaluated by:
1. How much a product or service is being recommended to others: Extraordinary confidence makes the customer recommend the product to others. Thus it amplifies the value of the company.
2. Customer Retention: Future purchase of the product. Even the customer uses other products of the same brand.
Advantages of Loyalty Index:
1. Customer loyalty can be tracked overtime due to standardization.
2. Comparison to competitive products helps in benchmarking against the industry standards.
3. Finds weakness of the brand. Identifies focus areas to improve loyalty and key grievances of customers.
4. Helps to identify the cost which customers are ready to incur in order to gain the product and services.
5. Customer preferences and insights about market trends.
6. Right offer to the right customer at the right time can be facilitated.
7. New product success can be predicted by the market sentiments.
8. Right products can be delivered by innovation and market research.
Objectives and scope of the Survey should be well defined.
14 question framework should be used for the survey questionnaire
Online survey can be conducted
Loyalty metric-Predictive loyalty Index can be used
Root cause analysis in order to identify the gaps.