What is a net promoter score (NPS)?

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Net Promoter Score

Unlocking Growth Insights: Understanding Net Promoter Score (NPS) in Channel Partnerships

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a metric used to measure customer loyalty and satisfaction based on their likelihood to recommend a company’s products or services to others. In the context of channel partnerships, NPS extends beyond the end customer to include partners themselves. It provides valuable insights into the health of partner relationships and the effectiveness of channel programs.

The calculation of NPS is based on a single question: “On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely are you to recommend our company/product/service to a friend or colleague?” Respondents are categorized into three groups:

  1. Promoters (score 9-10): These are loyal customers or partners who are highly satisfied and likely to advocate for the brand.
  2. Passives (score 7-8): These customers or partners are satisfied but not enthusiastic. They are less likely to actively promote the brand.
  3. Detractors (score 0-6): These customers or partners are dissatisfied and may spread negative word-of-mouth, potentially harming the brand’s reputation.

To calculate the NPS, subtract the percentage of detractors from the percentage of promoters. The resulting score can range from -100 to +100, with higher scores indicating higher levels of customer or partner loyalty and satisfaction.

For channel partnerships, NPS serves as a key performance indicator (KPI) for assessing partner satisfaction and loyalty. A high NPS indicates strong partner relationships, increased likelihood of partner advocacy, and potential for business growth. Conversely, a low NPS signals areas for improvement, such as addressing partner concerns, enhancing support resources, or refining program incentives.