John Lewis, Amazon, and Waitrose Lead 2012 UK Loyalty Ratings

We are happy to announce the 2012 Temkin Loyalty Ratings UK, which examines how loyal UK consumers are to 66 large brands. Only 28% of the companies  received “good” or “excellent” loyalty ratings while 39% had “very poor” ratings:

As you can see from the distribution across industries below, groceries and retailers are well ahead of other industries in loyalty of their customers while insurers and credit cards are well behind.

The Temkin Loyalty Ratings are based on three underlying areas of loyalty:

  • Willingness to purchase more products or services
  • Likelihood to recommend the company to a friend or colleague
  • Reluctance to switch business away from the company

We ask consumers to rate their loyalty in these areas on a seven-point scale. The “net” scores for each of these areas is calculated by taking the percentage of consumers that select the top two boxes and subtract the percentage of consumers that select the bottom three boxes. The overall loyalty rating is an average of these three scores. Here’s the loyalty for each of those components:

Here are the top and bottom 10 companies in each of the loyalty components:

To access the full ratings and all of the data associated with this study, visit the Temkin Ratings UK website

The bottom line: Most UK companies have a lot of loyalty to build

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I am an experience management transformist, helping organizations improve business results by engaging the hearts and minds of their customers, employees, and partners. My "job" is Head of the Qualtrics XM Institute. The Institute is still being established, but our goal is to help organizations around the world thrive by mastering Experience Management (XM). As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. Prior to joining Qualtrics, I was managing partner of Temkin Group (leading CX research, advisory, and training firm), co-founder and chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), and a VP at Forrester Research. I'm a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Check out my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/brucetemkin

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