CX ROI: Better Customer Experience = More Purchases

We examined the connection between customer experience and loyalty by tapping into our survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers to analyze the relationship between Temkin Experience Ratings (TxR) and future purchase intentions.

To determine future purchase intentions, we asked consumer how likely they were to purchase more from the company in the future. We calculated the percentage of each company’s customers who selected “6,” or “7” on a scale from “1” (not at all likely) to “7” (extremely likely).

In the chart below, we normalize the data for 329 across 20 industries by subtracting each company’s scores from the average for their industries.

As you can see, CX is highly correlated to future purchases (R= 0.75).

CX ROI: Customer experience correlates to future purchases

In the chart below, we segmented consumers into five groups based on the TxR scores they gave companies (an average of success, effort, and emotion ratings). We then averaged the future purchase intentions of those groups across the 20 industries.

As you can see, consumers who have had a very good CX are 54 %-points more likely to buy from a company than consumers who have had a very poor CX.

CX ROI: Customer experience correlates to future purchases

The bottom line: If you want loyal customers, improve your customer experience

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I'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about leading-edge XM topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

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