How does Net Promoter Score® help in gaining customers?

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Divya Kandwal
October 9, 2019
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Net Promoter Score® is a Customer Experience metric that companies across the world use to predict Growth. It measures overall Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty.  NUMR, a customer experience management (CXM) company recommends tracking NPS® regularly to optimise your CX program.

After all, Net Promoter Score® is a strong indicator of a company’s relationship with its customers.  


Undeniably, Net Promoter Score® helps companies acquire more customers. Because, NPS® measure loyalty based on recommendations, it encourages referrals. Basically, Net Promoter Score® is calculated by asking respondents,

“How likely are you to recommend (a product/service) to others?”

And, the score is calculated by subtracting the percentage of Detractors from Promoters.

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Basically, the objective of an NPS® program is to reduce Customer Attrition and increase Retention. However, it does so by increasing the number of Promoters. Furthermore, an efficient NPS® converts existing customers into enthusiastic Brand Advocates (Promoters).
In short, Net Promoter Score® quantifies Recommendations/ Referrals. And, referrals are the best form of advertising.

To emphasize, as per Nielsen, 92% of people trust recommendations from friends and family over any other type of advertising. Furthermore, word-of-mouth marketing influences about 20-50% of all purchases. After all, more promoters lead to more referrals, which leads to more new customers. Hence, companies with companies with the top NPS® scores in their industry outgrow their competition by 20%.


In short, a high Net Promoter Score is an indicator of high number of Promoters. Which, in turn means that there is an increased chance of recommendations/referrals. Furthermore, this denotes a higher probability of Customer Acquisition and ultimately, growth.

Moreover, companies with a high NPS® know the importance of increasing Promoters. NUMR, a customer experience management (CXM) company suggests that companies should use their NPS® data to fuel all marketing and customer success strategies to boost growth.

*Net promoter Score® and NPS® are registered trademarks of Bain & Company,  Satmetrix and Fred Reichheld

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