Customer Feedback

Customer feedback is becoming increasingly hard to get in any representative way. The traditional customer survey now gets sub 2% response rates. Tweets, Facebook posts, review sites, likes and shares are all very well, but often it’s only the customers who shout the loudest (often those who’ve had a bad experience) who get heard.

We created Customer Thermometer to tackle exactly this problem. We are dedicated to sourcing the fastest and most accurate picture of how your customers feel without bothering them. In this section we’ve collected our best articles on the changing face of customer feedback, and how to navigate it.

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Building a Customer Service Alert System that works

Let's set the scene Just like a smoke alarm can help you act when there’s fire, a customer service alert system can help you act quickly on customer issues. It's a method of alerting the right person in real time when a customer sends a…
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Only the Paranoid Survive: Book Review

Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Challenges That Challenge Every Company is a book originally recommended to me by Ben Horowitz. It's written by Andrew Grove, who led Intel's astonishing growth and was seen by many as a founding…
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CSAT Stat of the Month

"80% of your future profits will come from just 20% of your existing customers"   What's the background? This is a well-known CSAT stat which is often cited in discussions about customer retention.It is known as the 80/20 rule,…
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Embrace simplicity -
The need for simple feedback tools

Technology is becoming more and more complex. Tools have unlimited configurations, bloated feature sets and complicated deployment requirements. Nowhere is this more true than in the realm of customer feedback. Customer surveys have become lengthy…
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CSAT Stat of the Month

"68% of customers leave as a result of perceived indifference" What's the background? This CSAT stat is quoted frequently, but where does it originate from?In 2008, John Gattorna, a visiting professor at Macquarie Graduate School of…
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Our secrets to getting more out of surveys

When was the last time you filled out a survey from a business? Most people will have been asked for their opinion multiple times this week, if not today!Customer surveys are part of life now - and you need to make sure your business is…
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After the survey: Our 5 step repeatable process for handling customer feedback

Once a customer gives you feedback in you satisfaction survey, what should happen next? Sometimes, as a customer, it feels like we’re just shouting into a black hole with no chance of ever seeing a response. It’s incredibly disheartening…

The 4 signs you're getting customer feedback all wrong

Customer feedback: a cornerstone of your business "Click here to complete the survey, it'll only take 5 minutes". This is possibly one of the most overused and unwelcome phrases to read in an email in the last few years. Think of your recipient's…
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BrightGauge and Customer Thermometer launch integration

We're delighted to announce our newest integration today, with leading BI dashboard BrightGauge.BrightGauge's dashboard application allows users to bring together data from multiple critical systems into one place, giving you a single place…
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Quick survey ideas

Sometimes you just want to send a quick survey to your customers, staff or partners.You might want to get a snapshot of how people feel about your product or service, super fast.Or you might want to ask people something regularly, so…
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Walt Disney The Biography. Book Review

Ever since I first visited Walt Disney World in Florida at age 9, I have been entranced by all things Disney. It's only very recently however, listening to a podcast where Walt Disney The Biography by Neal Gabler was recommended, that I started…
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5 common customer survey traps

At Customer Thermometer, we spend a lot of time researching the best ways to conduct customer surveys. But even if you follow all the great advice available, there are still plenty of pitfalls that might just catch you out. We've pulled together…