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Search goodExperience goodand Credence good There are many ways to classify services. One classification considers who or what is being processed and identifies three classes of services: The classification scheme is based on the ease or difficulty of consumer evaluation activities and identifies three broad classes of goods.
Consumers rely on prior experience, direct product inspection and other information search activities to locate information that assists in the evaluation process.
Most products fall into the search goods category e. Many personal services fall into this category e. Evaluation difficulties may arise because the consumer lacks the requisite knowledge or technical expertise to make a realistic evaluation or, alternatively because the cost of information-acquisition is prohibitive or outweighs the value of the information available.
Many professional services fall into this category e. Risk perception and risk reduction in service purchase decisions[ edit ] See also: Consumer behaviour Consumers are often nervous about air travel. Although the risk of a negative outcome is low, the severity of consequences is high in the event of a service failure.
Perceived risk is associated with all purchasing decisions, both products and services alike. In terms of risk perception, marketers and economists argue that perceived purchase risk is higher for experience goods and credence goods with implications for consumer evaluation processes.
Any activity that a consumer undertakes in an effort to reduce perceived risk is known as a risk reduction activity. Most of us know that the probability of being involved in an airline disaster is low low uncertainty. Statistically, you are much more likely to be involved in a vehicular accident that an aircraft disaster.
While the likelihood of personal harm arising from air travel is indeed very low, the consequences or an airline disaster however are very serious indeed high consequence.
Whereas, car travellers who have been involved in a traffic accident often walk away with minor injuries, the same cannot be said for airline travellers. Consumers are constantly weighing up uncertainty and consequences to reach subjective evaluations of the overall risk attached to various purchase decisions.
Risk perception drives the information search process. Heightened risk perception may become a barrier to the natural progression of the purchase decision process and prevent customers from making a final brand choice.
Consumers who are risk-averse tend to spend more time and effort engaged in information acquisition in the pre-purchase stage and look for specific types of information that will alleviate their perceptions of risk.
Risk relievers that are especially relevant in service settings include: Some evidence suggests that risk-averse consumers often use high price as a guide to quality. Low prices may therefore be counter-productive since they suggest lower quality. Prestige pricing or premium pricing strategies are more likely to be indicated in service settings.
While some services cannot be fully trialled, marketers should think about limited scale trial or a virtual trial. Standardise the Product and Delivery: Since variations in quality contribute to higher levels of perceived risk, one technique is to minimise variations by using production line techniques to control standards.
This approach may be limited because many customers expect high levels of flexibility and customisation as part of the process.
Standardisation needs to be fully communicated to customers — existing and potential — to be fully effective.of their service quality and thereby evaluating the user perception towards Public and Private sector Non-life insurance companies.
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International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 4 No. 4 [Special Issue – February ] An Overview of Demand for Life Insurance in Malaysia. Risk Management Process And Management - Risk management processes The organisation aims to construct a culture where insight, managing and accepting risks are seen as object of everyone 's decision making processes.
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