چرا مشتریان برقراری ارتباط را نمی خواهند : موانع تعامل بازاریابی رابطه ای
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی|
|2823||2011||8 صفحه PDF||22 صفحه WORD|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Business Research, Volume 64, Issue 7, July 2011, Pages 749–756
مدل مفهومی و پس زمینه
مزایای پیش بینی شده
مشارکت مشتری با شرکت
وابستگی و تعهد
مجموعه نمونه ها و داده ها
Due to the challenges associated with reaching consumers using traditional marketing approaches, firms increasingly rely on relational marketing tactics to increase customer patronage with the firm. Yet, consumers often actively avoid relational devices. Thus, firms have a heightened interest in factors that affect customer engagement in relationship marketing efforts. This research provides an empirical test of a model based on equity theory and previous findings regarding psychological engagement. The model predicts whether customers are willing to engage in different relational tactics offered by firms, measured by a formative, actionable Relationship Program Receptiveness (RPR) Index. The results indicate customer perceptions of the inconvenience and anticipated benefits, two factors controlled by the firm, affect RPR. In addition, customer factors, including general privacy concerns, involvement and shopping frequency, affect RPR. Managerially, the results suggest specific actions firms can take to increase the likelihood that consumers engage in relational marketing efforts.
Identification of factors that encourage or hinder consumer engagement in relationship marketing programs is important to marketing managers who are trying to make decisions regarding investments in different aspects of the relationship marketing program. Consumer participation in relationship marketing activities has the potential to yield important benefits for the firm, which include increased share of wallet and profitability (Meyer-Waarden, 2007 and Verhoef, 2003). However, despite the purported benefits of relationship marketing practices for both the consumer and the organization, relationship marketing practices receive criticism for their failure to yield desired results (e.g. Rigby et al., 2002, Fournier et al., 1998, Mitchell, 2002, Noble and Phillips, 2004 and Reinartz and Kumar, 2002). One reason programs fail is customers fail to participate in the relationship marketing programs. Thus, understanding the factors that affect a customer's willingness to engage in relationship marketing programs is vital for organizations—particularly if these factors can be understood before an organization makes major investments in relationship building efforts. Relationship marketing strategies are typically designed to gather information in order to help firms identify and retain their best customers and to maximize customer value and profitability. Relationship marketing programs are a key instrument in relationship marketing, which is described as “the ongoing process of engaging in cooperative and collaborative activities and programs with immediate and end-user customers to create or enhance mutual economic value at reduced cost” (Parvatiyar and Sheth, 2000, p. 9). Examples of relationship marketing tactics used in such programs include: (1) loyalty card programs, (2) company credit cards, (3) opting in for personalized offers delivered via mailing and (4) via e-mail lists, and (5) rebate offers (Berry, 1995, Bolton et al., 2000 and Noble and Phillips, 2004). There are examples of how each of these tactics has been employed with favorable outcomes for the firm. Loyalty card programs, like supermarket loyalty cards or airline frequent flyer programs, often result in increased sales, less interest in competitive offers (Nako, 1997), increased share of wallet and increased lifetime value (Meyer-Waarden, 2007). Shoppers who sign up for private label credit cards tend to be the retailer's best customers who want access to increased purchasing power (personal spending increases 5–10% on average), to show affinity for the brand, and to receive communications from the retailer (Ferguson, 2006). Consumers can also receive ongoing communications by signing up for company mailing lists (e.g. Executive Dry Cleaners opt-in direct mail), which promotes an"" ongoing dialogue and positively increases customer share (Verhoef, 2003). Similarly, consumers can opt-in to enhance their dialogue with the firm online through the online newsletters (e.g. the Whole Foods Fl@vors e-newsletter). Consumers can also enroll to receive rebates in exchange for personal information and patronage at stores including drugstore.com and Dunkin' Donuts, which can increase the frequency or urgency of purchase behavior (Noble and Phillips, 2004). A customer's RPR, which includes measures of the consumer's intent to engage in these five different relational tactics, captures the consumer's desire to engage in relationship marketing tactics offered by the firm. Testing the model (Fig. 1) provides information about the relative importance of company-controlled relationship marketing program characteristics (inconvenience and benefits) and customer factors (privacy, variety seeking, involvement, and purchase frequency) on RPR. The study also validates the formative RPR index by demonstrating a positive relationship between RPR and commitment and dependence. The RPR index provides an actionable measure, in that, it can help marketers predict what factors (e.g., privacy issues, customer involvement) influence consumer utilization of relationship marketing tactics, and thus, illustrate what aspects of the company or the customer need to be targeted to help enrollment in these relational tactics. Identifying these factors also becomes critical to decision-makers who are trying to estimate return on investments into their relationship marketing programs (Rust et al., 2004).
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The current study yields several insights into the reasons consumers do not want to participate in relational marketing programs with firms. Several factors are related to consumer responses to the firms' relationship development efforts: the inconvenience of program membership, benefits gained, privacy concerns, shopping frequency, and involvement. In addition, customer receptiveness to relationship marketing tactics is a distinct construct that is positively related to customer commitment and dependence on the service provider. With relationship marketing practices costing firms millions of dollars per year, firms need to understand what encourages and hinders consumers from engaging in relational programs. The insights developed here should enable firms to critically examine their relationship marketing programs so that changes can be implemented to alleviate consumers' concerns and to significantly increase the effectiveness of these programs.