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Reward Redemption Behaviour in Retail Loyalty Schemes

Citation
Smith A & Sparks L (2009) Reward Redemption Behaviour in Retail Loyalty Schemes. British Journal of Management, 20 (2), pp. 204-218. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2008.00561.x

Abstract
In most retailer loyalty schemes, cardholders obtain ‘points’ based on their purchases. These points may be redeemed for rewards. This paper uses individual cardholder transaction records from a leading UK retailer and a related qualitative study to investigate this redemption behaviour. It provides a description and taxonomy of reward redemption behaviour, including non-redemption. Amongst those that do redeem points, different types of redemption behaviour are found. Cluster analysis produced a three cluster solution. Explanations of this behaviour and the taxonomy are developed through the qualitative research. Implications for loyalty scheme management and research into loyalty schemes are identified.

Keywords
loyalty schemes; retailing; consumer behaviour; redemption; management; Business logistics; Delivery of goods Management; Industrial management; Business logistics

Journal
British Journal of Management: Volume 20, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Smith, Andrew; Sparks, Leigh
Publication date30/06/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1708
PublisherWiley-Blackwell / British Academy of Management
ISSN1045-3172
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