WABAN, Mass., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Temkin Group, a leading market research and consulting firm that helps organizations improve their customer experience, released a new research report: "Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2013."
Net Promoter Score (NPS) has become a popular customer experience metric within large organizations. With a scoring range from -100 to +100, NPS identifies the likelihood of consumers to recommend a company to their friends and family. USAA earned the highest NPS scores on the list for three of its business—66 for insurance and credit cards and 65 for banking. Other companies with NPS above 50 are Amazon.com, H.E.B., Chick-fil-A, Apple, Audi, credit unions, and Nordstrom.
HSBC earned the lowest two NPS scores across all companies with a -42 for banking and -24 for credit cards. Other companies with NPS of -10 or below are Time Warner Cable, Citibank, Super 8, Charter Communications, and Motel 6.
"Net Promoter Scores can provide a strong indication of your relationship with customers," states Bruce Temkin, Managing Partner of Temkin Group. Temkin goes on to say, "While NPS can be an important metric, it's only valuable when companies use it as part of a closed-loop program to improve customer experience."
Here are some of the findings from the report:
- Auto dealers earned the highest average NPS (38) followed by grocery chains (30), hotel chains (29), and software firms (29).
- TV service providers (2), Internet service providers (5), and health plans (9) are the only industries with averages below 10.
- USAA's three businesses earned NPS levels that are 40 or more points above their industry averages. Three other firms are 30 or more points above their peers: A credit union (banking), Amazon.com (retail), and H.E.B. (groceries).
- HSBC's NPS is 55 points below the industry average for banks and Super 8 is 42 points below the hotel industry. Four other firms are 30 or more points below their industry averages: Motel 6 (hotels), HSBC (credit cards), US Airways (airlines), and 7-Eleven (retail).
The 19 industries included in this report are airlines, auto dealers, banks, computer makers, credit card issuers, fast food chains, grocery chains, health plans, hotel chains, insurance carriers, Internet service providers, investment firms, major appliance makers, parcel delivery services, rental car agencies, retailers, software firms, TV service providers, and wireless carriers.
The report "Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2013" can be downloaded from the Customer Experience Matters blog, at ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com as well as from the Temkin Group website, www.TemkinGroup.com.
About Temkin Group: Temkin Group is widely recognized as a leading customer experience research and consulting firm. Many of the world's largest brands rely on its insights and advice to steer their transformational journeys. Temkin Group combines customer experience thought leadership with a deep understanding of the dynamics of organizations to help accelerate results. Rather than layering on cosmetic changes, Temkin Group helps companies embed practices within their culture by building four critical competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Employee Engagement, Compelling Brand Values, and Customer Connectedness. The firm's ongoing research identifies leading and emerging best practices across a wide range of activities for engaging the hearts and minds of customers, employees, and partners. For more information, contact Bruce Temkin at 617-916-2075 or send an email.
About Bruce Temkin: Bruce Temkin is widely recognized as a customer experience thought leader and is Customer Experience Transformist and Managing Partner of Temkin Group. He is also the author of a very popular blog, Customer Experience Matters® (ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com). Prior to forming Temkin Group, he was a VP at Forrester Research for 12 years. Bruce is a highly demanded speaker who consistently receives high marks for his content-rich, entertaining keynote addresses. He is also the co-founder and Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of customer experience management.
Net Promoter Score, Net Promoter, and NPS are registered trademarks of Bain & Company, Satmetrix Systems, and Fred Reichheld. Customer experience matters is a registered trademark of Temkin Group.
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