Harris Scarfe tops discount department store customer satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 22-Oct-19

New research from Roy Morgan shows that Harris Scarfe has Australia’s most satisfied discount department store customers, with a satisfaction rating of 91% in September, putting it ahead of rivals Kmart and Best & Less (both on 89%). Big W and Costco are in equal fourth on 88%. The biggest improvement over the past year came from Harris Scarfe, which rose 5% points and Best & Less, which is up 3% points. Just outside the top five in September was Target Country, which increased 4% points to 87%, while Big W improved 1% point to 88%. Kmart and Costco are unchanged on a year ago. The latest victory for Harris Scarfe continues a run of monthly wins that puts the retailer in prime position to claim the year’s overall award for the first time since 2015. These are the latest results from Roy Morgan’s Discount Department Stores Satisfaction Report which is based on in-depth personal interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australians each year in their own homes, including more than 8,500 who shop at a discount department store in an average four weeks.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, HARRIS SCARFE HOLDINGS LIMITED, KMART AUSTRALIA LIMITED, BEST AND LESS PTY LTD, BIG W DISCOUNT STORES, COSTCO WHOLESALE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, TARGET COUNTRY

Mobile banking apps linked to high customer satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 21-Oct-19

New research by Roy Morgan shows that satisfaction levels for mobile banking users was 90.3% in September 2019, ahead of interactions via internet banking (89.0%), branches (86.4%), a personal banker/advisor (78.9%) and phone banking (80.4%). Mobile banking is now used by 45.9% of Australians aged 14+ in an average four-week period, compared to only 20.6% who use branches. Customers of all four of the major banks have higher satisfaction with mobile banking compared to those using branches. Internet banking users also have higher satisfaction than those using branches. These are some of the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s ‘Service Satisfaction Report-Consumer Banking Market September 2019’. This report is based on data collected from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, which involves in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 consumers each year in their homes. The results presented here are from interviews conducted in the six months to September 2019.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Over 1.5 million Australians shop for shoes each month. Customers of The Athlete’s Foot are the most satisfied

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-Oct-19

New research from Roy Morgan shows that 1.59 million Australians aged 14+ shop at a shoe store in an average four-week period. Meanwhile, The Athlete’s Foot has won the monthly Shoe Store Customer Satisfaction Award for August 2019, with a customer satisfaction rating of 84%. It is followed by Williams on 77% and Spend Less Shoes on 73%. In a concerning trend for the industry, no brand has had an increase in customer satisfaction over the past year, but several have experienced troubling decreases. The final brand among Australia’s top four footwear retailers, Payless Shoes, suffered the most, with a 12% drop. These results are from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which is derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, THE ATHLETE’S FOOT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, WILLIAMS SHOES, SPENDLESS SHOES PTY LTD, PAYLESS SHOES PTY LTD

Emirates leads international airline satisfaction, with Qantas just outside top five

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 8-Oct-19

Emirates has won the Roy Morgan International Airlines Customer Satisfaction Award for August 2019, with a customer satisfaction rating of 86%. It was closely followed by Singapore Airlines (85%) and Qatar Airways and Air New Zealand (both 84%). Locally based airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia placed sixth and seventh, with customer satisfaction ratings of 80% and 76% respectively. These ratings have been drawn from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, EMIRATES AIRLINES, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED, QATAR AIRWAYS, AIR NEW ZEALAND LIMITED – ASX AIZ, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, VIRGIN AUSTRALIA HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX VAH

ING achieves satisfaction ratings above ninety percent despite turbulent year for banking

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 4-Oct-19

New Roy Morgan data shows that ING’s customer satisfaction rating among Australian home loan customers is 90%, followed by Bendigo Bank (86.9%) and Bankwest (81.6%). ING also has the highest level of customer satisfaction among non-home loan customers, at 92%, followed by Bendigo Bank (88.3%) and Suncorp (85.8%). The Big 4 banks were significantly behind the leaders; taking the Big 4 together, total non-home loan satisfaction is at its highest for over a year (77.8%), while home loan satisfaction is at a six-month high (71.1%). The findings come from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, the world’s largest continuous source of consumer insights, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, ING BANK (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, BENDIGO BANK, SUNCORP BANK

Building Society and Credit Union customer satisfaction? You can bank on it

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 2-Oct-19

New research by Roy Morgan shows that customer satisfaction with building societies and credit unions was 89.8% in the six months to August 2019, compared with a 76.7% customer satisfaction rating for Australia’s four major banks. In stark contrast to the banks, the financial services royal commission resulted in only a minor dent in the satisfaction ratings of building societies and credit unions. Meanwhile, Newcastle Permanent Building Society has won the monthly customer satisfaction award for August, with a rating of 92%, ahead of Credit Union Australia (91%) and People’s Choice Credit Union (88%). These findings come from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which is based on in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, NEWCASTLE PERMANENT BUILDING SOCIETY LIMITED, CREDIT UNION AUSTRALIA LIMITED, PEOPLE’S CHOICE CREDIT UNION

Betta is best, according to furniture and electrical buyers

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 1-Oct-19

Betta Home Living/Betta Electrical has won Roy Morgan’s Customer Satisfaction Award for furniture and electrical retailers for the third month in a row, with a customer satisfaction rating of 95% in August 2019. This is 15% higher than a year ago. In joint second place are IKEA and JB Hi-Fi, which each have customer satisfaction ratings of 90%, both down 1% from a year ago. Roy Morgan’s research also shows that women do the majority of the shopping at Betta Home Living/Betta Electrical, and nearly half its customers are aged 50 or over, while the average IKEA customer is female and aged 25 to 49. These findings come from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which is based on in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, BETTA HOME LIVING, BETTA ELECTRICAL PTY LTD, IKEA TRADING PTY LTD, JB HI-FI LIMITED – ASX JBH

Private health insurance satisfaction up slightly

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 1-Oct-19

New research from Roy Morgan shows that customer satisfaction among Australians aged +14 who have private health insurance was 72.2% in August 2019, compared with 70.9% in August 2018. However, it is still lower than satisfaction rates in August 2016 (74.5%) and August 2015 (76.3%). Customer satisfaction with private health insurance reached its lowest point in June 2018, when it hit 70.5%. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says Tasmanian not-for-profit fund St Lukes Health is performing far above average, with a satisfaction rating of 86%. These findings come from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which is based on in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, ST LUKE’S HEALTH INSURANCE

Qantas flies above the rest in both domestic travel and business airline satisfaction

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 24-Sep-19

Qantas is the winner of both Roy Morgan’s Domestic Airline and Domestic Business Airline of the Month Award for August 2019, with a customer satisfaction rating of 86% across both categories. In the Domestic Airline category, it is followed by QantasLink (84%), Virgin Australia (80%), Jetstar (58%), REX (56%) and Tigerair (42%). In the Domestic Business Airline category, Qantas is followed by Virgin Australia (79%) and Jetstar (56%). Both Qantas and QantasLink are the only two airlines to have increased their domestic airline satisfaction ratings from 12 months ago. Compared with August 2018, Qantas has increased its rating by 3% and QantasLink by an impressive 12%. The other airlines all declined in satisfaction ratings. These findings have been obtained from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Guardian notches up another monthly satisfaction award, but are ratings soon to change?

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 24-Sep-19

Guardian is the Roy Morgan Pharmacy/Chemist of the month for August 2019, with a customer satisfaction rating of 94%. It is followed by TerryWhite Chemmart (93%), Discount Drug Stores (91%), Chemist Warehouse (90%) and Priceline Pharmacy (90%). After winning the Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Guardian spent the following four years behind other leading chemists and pharmacies. However, this month’s award takes Guardian to seven monthly awards for 2019, and therefore securing its fourth annual award. This customer satisfaction data has been obtained from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

CORPORATES
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, GUARDIAN PHARMACY, TERRYWHITE CHEMMART, DISCOUNT DRUGSTORES PTY LTD, CHEMIST WAREHOUSE, PRICELINE PHARMACY