Supercpnn ¡s Ireland's largest supermarket chain and ils founder, Feargal On inn, is Ireland's master marketer. Agreeter is posled at (Pie store entrance to welcome and nelp customers and even olier eoflee, and 1q provide umbrellas in case of rain and carryoul sc.-vice to customers' cars. Department managers pes! inemsclves in ihe

□¡ties to interact with customers and answer questions. There is a high-quality salad bar fresh hreac baked every four hours, ana indications of when produce arrived, including the farmers" pictures. Superoumn also operates a child-care center, it offers a loyalty program that gives points for the amount purchased and tor discovering anything wrong wiUi I he store, such as denied cans nr bad tomatoes. The loyalty card is recognised by a teen other lirms ia bank, gas station, etc.) wild give points tor purchasing at Itieir establishments. Because everyitiing is done to exceed normal customer expectations, Superqmnn stones enjoy an almost-cult ■ lolloping.11

Total Customer Satisfaction

Whether tin; buyer is satisfied alter purchase depends on 1 he offer's performance In relation to the buyer's expectation?. In general, satisfaction is ll person's feeling? oi pleasure or disappointment resulting from comparing a product's perceived performance (or outcome) in relation to his or her cxpoctalions. If the performance fails short of expectations, the customer is dissatisfied. If the performance matches the expectations, the customer is satisfied, If the performance exceeds expectations, the customer is highly satisfied or delightcdJ?

Although the customer-centered firm seeks to create high customer satisfaction, that is not its ultimate goal. If the company increases customer satisfaction by lowering its price or increasing its services, the result may be lower profits. The company might he able to increase i is profitability by means other than increased sal isfat lion (for exam ph.!. by improving manufacturing processes or investing more In R&D). Also, the company lias manv stakeholders. including employees, dealers, suppliers, and stockholders. Spending more to increase customer satisfaction might divert funds from increasing the satisfaction of Oilier "partners." Ultimately, the company must operate on the philosophy that it is trying to deliver a high level of customer satisfaction subject to delivering acceptable levels of satisfaction to [he other stakeholders, given its total resources.

HOW do buyers form their expectations? f rom past buying experience, friends' and associates' advice, and marketers'and competitors' information and (iron lis lis. [f marketers raise expectations loo high, the buyer is likely CO be disappointed. However, if the company sets especial ions too lo*v. it won't altract enough buvers (although it will satisfy those who do Iniy),'1' Some of today's most successful companies are raising expectations arid delivering performances to match. When General Motors launched the Saturn car division, it changed the whole buyer-seller relationship with a ¡"sew Deal for car buyers: There would be a fixed price (none of the traditional haggling); a 30-day guarantee or inoriev back: and salespeople on salary, not on nut]mission (none of the traditional hard sell].11 Look Lit what high satisfaction can do.

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