Book Review on “Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

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Book Review on “Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty” by Bob E. Hayes
An essential guarantee of the stability of any company (whether its activity is directed at
the residents of a country or providing services to other companies) is the ability to create
prerequisites for customer satisfaction, to retain it, and to work to ensure the loyalty of the target
audience. There are many works and books devoted to the study of this problem and later
outlining of essential pieces of advice. However, due to its comprehensive, illustrative examples
(tables and figures), the latest edition of Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty written by
Bob E. Hayes can be considered as one of the most useful guidebooks for both start-ups and
established companies alike.
Many sources can provide a variety of reasons for why it is important for a company to
satisfy customers. It even might seem that authors repeat the same point multiple times, the
essence of which is understandable from the very beginning: the financial prosperity of a
company and its competitiveness is dependent on how it satisfies customers' needs (“Customer
Satisfaction...” para. 13;21). Hayes does not burden readers with an extensive description of why
it is important; he outlines two primary sources of customer satisfaction/loyalty (quality and
financial security), devoting most of his work to studying the question of how to ensure it with
comprehensible explanations and formulas for greater illustration.
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While trying to analyze customer satisfaction and to ensure one follows a loyalty
strategy, a company might face many challenges depending on internal and external factors.
There also could be disagreements related to the best measuring source. However, it is possible
to distinguish one distinctive method—monitoring customer feedback and reviews on social
networks and a company’s website, for instance (Kuhner para. 3). Hayes devotes about twothirds of his book to this aspect, determining a customer’s level of satisfaction through various
questionnaires for five different general industries; questions later can be adjusted to any
company depending on services or products. In addition, he has included many formulas that
take all inaccuracies into account and can provide a more-or-less accurate result. A small
warning: the book is a constellation of formulas that can frighten a reader who is attracted to new
information. This book is not for a merely interested reader; it is a book for those who are
seeking ways to ensure customer loyalty.
It is worth mentioning the debate around the difference between satisfaction and loyalty.
In excerpts from Chad Keck’s upcoming book, one can read that companies often do not see that
one crucial difference. He also defines customer loyalty as “someone is willing to put their name
on the line and recommend your product or service to others” (Keck para. 12). Measuring
Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty is almost entirely devoted to the issue of how to determine
when the level of satisfaction turns into a desire to recommend a company, how to maintain
further satisfaction, and how to guarantee stable work.
To conclude, Chad Keck is right that a company should focus on obtaining customer
loyalty, as it is what makes a stable customer base and, with due reaction to various factors, a
significant profit even during economic stagnation. Nevertheless, customer loyalty begins with
customer satisfaction, which should be measured carefully while knowing how to cope with all 
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possible inaccuracies in order to implement obtained information into a strategy focused on
establishing and supporting loyalty. Edited and updated, enriched with a dozen useful
appendices, samples of questionnaires, and eight constructive chapters, the book Measuring
Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty is a helpful source that teaches readers about desirable loyalty
and obtaining information about problematic moments while implementing strategies. 
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Works Cited
“Customer Satisfaction Is Still a Crucial Business Metric.” Infinit Contact, 16 July 2016, Accessed 26 Jan. 2018.
Hayes, Bob E. Measuring customer satisfaction and loyalty: survey design, use, and statistical
analysis methods. New Age International Pvt Ltd Publishers, 2010.
Keck, Chad. “The Difference Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty.”, 11 Apr. 2017,
Accessed 26 Jan. 2018.
Kuhner, Christophe. “The 7 Challenges of Running a Loyalty Program.” Generix Group, 2015,
Accessed 26 Jan. 2018.
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