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1 National Consumer Agency Shopping and Pricing Market Research Findings August 2009 Research Conducted by

2 2 Making Complaints  A.Research Background & Methodology  B.Profile of Sample  KEY FINDINGS:  SECTION 1: Shopping and Pricing Table of Contents

3 3 Making Complaints B. Profile of Sample – I (Base: All aged – 1,000) Male Female %% Married Living as Married Single Wid/Div/ Sep AB C1 C2 D E F50+ F50- MAIN GROCERY SHOPPER YesNo

4 4 Making Complaints B. Profile of Sample – II – Internet Use (Base: All Respondents – 1,000) USE INTERNET No Yes EVER PURCHASED ONLINE No Yes BANKING ONLINE No Yes (Base: All Internet Users - 650) () = figures from wave 2 ’08 (64%) (36%) (42%) (58%) (34%) (66%) Male Female % Yes Male Female % Yes Male Female % Yes

5 5 Making Complaints Section 1: Shopping and Pricing

6 6 Making Complaints Goods & Services Purchased in Past 12 Months – Primary (Base: All aged – 1,000) Shops selling clothing or footwear Supermarkets and newsagents Restaurants, take-aways or hotels Pharmacies, doctors, hospitals or other medicals Personal care e.g. hairdressers, cosmetics Pubs Communications services including home phone... Banking products and services including a current a/c Goods & Services Purchased: Benchmark % Ever Bought Wave Wave Wave (+10%) (+7%)

7 7 Making Complaints Goods & Services Purchased in Past 12 Months – Secondary (Base: All aged – 1,000) Entertainment at home e.g. DVDs, CDs, games Petrol stations Entertainment outside the home e.g. cinema... Energy suppliers e.g. ESB, Bord Gais Insurance products and services Public transport – buses and trains Shops selling furniture or household appliances Goods & Services Purchased: Benchmark % Ever Bought Wave Wave Wave (+10%)

8 8 Making Complaints Goods & Services Purchased in Past 12 Months - Tertiary (Base: All aged – 1,000) Local authority bin services Airlines TV Service Providers e.g. Sky, ntl Education providers e.g. schools and colleges Building and related services e.g. plumbers Travel agents Car dealers Goods & Services Purchased: % Ever Bought Wave Wave Wave Benchmark (+6%)

9 9 Making Complaints Shopping Around (Base: All aged – 1,000) Supermarkets & Newsagents Shops selling clothing or footwear Insurance products & services Shops selling furniture or household appliances Airlines Car dealers Petrol stations Building and related service Restaurants or hotels Communications services Comparison of prices I always compare/shop around for better prices I sometimes compare/shop around for better prices % 75% Where most likely to shop around/compare prices* % I very rarely compare/shop around for better prices I never compare/shop around for better prices 75% # All others 1% or less % * New Question

10 10 Making Complaints Awareness of Dental and GP Prices (Base: All aged – 1,000) NoYes Dental Practice Are you aware of the prices you will be asked to pay if you visit a NoYes GP’s Surgery * New Question % 81% women versus 69% men 81% women versus 69% men 61% women versus 49% men 61% women versus 49% men

11 11 Making Complaints Reasonable Charges? (Base: All aged – 1,000) % Very Reasonable (5) Reasonable (4) Neither/Nor (3) Unreasonable (2) Very unreasonable (1) Don't know 53% * New Question

12 12 Making Complaints Key Influencing Factors in Determining Where to Shop % Price Strongest Influencing Factor (Base: All Aged – 1,000) % Wave Wave Convenience Shopped there previously Service Other Don’t know

13 13 Making Complaints Biggest Influencing Factors Across Sectors – I Supermarkets and newsagents* Shops selling clothing or footwear Insurance products & services Car dealers Airlines Petrol stations Shops selling furniture/ household appliances Building & related services Restaurants or hotels Communications services Travel agents Pubs PriceConvenienceService Having shopped there previously %% (Base: All aged – 1,000) # New question –

14 14 Making Complaints Biggest Influencing Factors Across Sectors – II Entertainment at home Personal care Banking products & services Pharmacies Energy suppliers Entertainment outside the home TV service providers Public transport Local authority bin services Education providers PriceConvenienceService Having shopped there previously %% (Base: All aged – 1,000) – # New question – – – – – – – – –

15 15 Making Complaints Price Comparison Sites (Base: All who use the internet – 651) Top 10 sectors most likely to use a product review/website to compare prices/quality# % Frequency of using sites Yes, all the time Yes, sometimes Very rarely No, never Airlines Insurance products & services Car dealers Communications services Shops selling furniture or household appliances Shops selling clothing or footwear Travel Agent Restaurants or hotels Supermarkets & Newsagents Banking products and services % # new question (Base: All who sometimes/always use price comparison sites – 210)

16 16 Making Complaints Overall Satisfaction with Value for Money Received from Various Sectors – I (Base: All who had bought goods/services in the last 12 months) Local authority bin service (59%) Energy suppliers (70%) Petrol stations (78%) Car Dealers (39%) Pharmacies, doctors, hospitals (89%) Banking products & Services (82%) Insurance products & Services (74%) Public transport (61%) TV service providers (61%) Shops selling furniture or household appliances (58%) Building and related services (49%) Neither/ Nor (4) (1)(2)(3)(5)(6) * = New Question () = % who bought goods/services in the last 12 months % Satisfied % Dissatisfied (7)

17 17 Making Complaints Overall Satisfaction with Value for Money Received from Various Sectors – II (Base: All who had bought goods/services in the last 12 months) Restaurants or Hotels 93% Pubs (85%) Education providers (47%) Travel Agents (43%) Airlines (60%) Shops selling clothing or footwear (98%) Communications services including home phone, mobile broadband (85%) Entertainment outside the home (75%) Supermarkets & Newsagents (98%) Personal Care (89%) Entertainment at home (77%) Neither/ Nor (4) (1)(2)(3)(5)(6)(7) % Satisfied% Dissatisfied * = New Question () = % who bought goods/services in the last 12 months

18 18 Making Complaints Satisfaction with Customer Service Across Sectors – I (Base: All who had bought goods/services in the last 12 months) Supermarkets & Newsagents (98%) Shops selling clothing or footwear (98%) Restaurants or Hotels (93%) Personal Care (89%) Pharmacies, doctors, hospitals (89%) Communications services including home phone, mobile broadband (85%) Banking products & Services (82%) Entertainment at home (77%) Petrol stations (78%) Entertainment outside the home (75%) Insurance products & Services (74%) (1)(2)(3)(5)(6)(7) * = New Question () = % who bought goods/services in the last 12 months % Satisfied % Dissatisfied Don’t Know/ Neither/ Nor (4) – – – – –

19 19 Making Complaints Satisfaction with Customer Service Across Sectors – II (Base: All who had bought goods/services in the last 12 months) Pubs (85%) Energy suppliers (70%) Public transport (61%) TV service providers (61%) Airlines (60%) Local authority bin service (59%) Shops selling furniture or household appliances (58%) Building and related services (49%) Education providers (47%) Travel Agents (43%) Car Dealers (39%) (1)(2)(3)(5)(6)(7) % Satisfied% Dissatisfied * = New Question () = % who bought goods/services in the last 12 months Don’t Know/ Neither/ Nor (4) – – –


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