Customer Retention

There’s an often-told story about a salesman in a department store who was deeply unhelpful and rude to a customer when he saw that they only wanted to buy a $13 item. However, when that salesman’s manager looked into the value that customer had spent in the life of their relationship with the store however, it ran into the tens of thousands of dollars.

In this section on customer retention, we have some superb content which will help you really understand what drives retention (it’s not always what you think). We debunk the myth that wowing customers is what it’s all about and we provide useful assets and downloads to help your customer retention efforts succeed.

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Customer excellence using feedback at Victorian Plumbing

Victorian Plumbing is one of the UK's largest online retailers of branded and in-house designed bathrooms and accessories. Based in Merseyside, UK, the company was founded in 1999 and with its focus on customer excellence, has gone…
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The 5 best practices of a high performing helpdesk

The 5 best practices of a high-performing helpdesk There seem to be two schools of thought around helpdesks. You either look at them as a cost centre or a profit centre. A necessary evil, or a gold-plated opportunity. Whichever it is, and…
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How The 20 uses Customer Thermometer to help MSPs reach their ultimate growth potential

The fastest online survey in the West In the fast-growing world of IT managed service providers (MSPs), one innovative business is leading the market. By using customer feedback from the very heart of its interactions with customers, The…
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A look at how online surveys have made the headlines this week

Putting the boot into online surveys The humble online survey came under intense scrutiny from an unexpected source earlier this month when a top English Premier League team asked fans to rate the performance of its manager. Everton Football…
How to measure transactional NPS
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How to measure Transactional NPS

Pick a customer and imagine it’s the only one you have. Your first or your best – it doesn’t matter. With only one customer, you can afford the time to invest in understanding their motivations and be responsive to changing needs. But…
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How to get customers to take surveys

The question of how to get customers to take your surveys could be solved by looking into research on persuasion and the concepts of consent. If you're looking to increase your response rate, read on... In his 1947 treatise on the ‘engineering…
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Getting feedback on customer service, a case study

Getting feedback on customer service is notoriously challenging. Customers are busy and don't often have time to spare. We spoke to Customer Thermometer user Lanteria about their success at getting and using feedback on its customer service. Tell…
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5 great CSAT keynotes

CSAT conferences and events can take you to some far flung places, literally and metaphorically. But none of us have the time (or the air miles) to get to all that many of them. Instead, we’ve scoured the web to publish our top 5 CSAT…
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How our tech support survey helps this MSP keep its customers

Oxford Mac Solutions, is a UK based MSP (managed services provider) which has been a customer of Customer Thermometer for the last four years. We recently caught up with their CEO, Khalid Mehmood, who talked about his experiences of using…
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Personalization holds the key to customer satisfaction for Helix

CSAT case study: Helix Customer Thermometer client Helix is based in New York city, and offers personalized, custom made to order mattresses which are delivered direct to customers’ homes. In order to ascertain the ideal mattress for customers,…
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20 quotes on customer feedback

Looking for new and useful quotes on customer feedback for your next presentation or blog post? Customer feedback is taking center stage. Customers have more ways than ever of getting in touch with the businesses that serve them. From…
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5 things Ocado does to encourage and deal with complaints

This post is inspired by Ocado's excellent complaints handling process. Ocado is one of the world's most technologically-advanced grocery services, using robotics, AI and more to disrupt the market. They set a high standard for customer service…