Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction encompasses a huge range of topics but the ultimate goal is that by keeping customers satisfied, organizations can keep costs down, per-purchase amount up, and keep staff happier for longer too. There’s a great line that goes along the lines of “customer complaints are the schoolbooks from which we learn”.

In this section we have detailed articles which will guide you in the multi-headed beast that is customer satisfaction. Here, we feature articles on why a sale is not something you pursue, it is something that happens to you while you are immersed in serving and satisfying your customer. Companies who listen hardest, win. These articles, tools and assets will help you do just that.

What is Customer Satisfaction?

Customer satisfaction is often abbreviated to CSat. It is a measure of how well services or products, provided by an organization, meet or exceed the expectations of customers. Customer satisfaction is often evaluated by determining the number of customers, or the proportion of customers, whose experiences exceed specified satisfaction targets.

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How Customer Success Drives Retention

Retaining your existing customers is extremely valuable. Not least because the cost of acquiring a new customer has been determined to be five times as much as it costs to hang on to an existing customer. Selling to your existing customers has…
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How to Navigate the Feedback Economy

Why are ratings suddenly so important? In the UK alone, online reviews influence an estimated £23bn of transactions each year (source: FT). At the same time, Amazon has filed more than 1,000 law suits against reviews abuse (source: Fortune).…
Rebel Ideas Matthew Syed Review
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Rebel Ideas: Book Review

I loved Matthew Syed's book Black Box Thinking, (which we reviewed here) so I was excited to get stuck into his new offering, Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking. Syed was recently appointed to a very diverse board of thinkers advising…
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Customer Success Strategies that Work

Customers are the foundation upon which business success is built. Continuously acquiring fresh, new customers while retaining existing, loyal customers is what most businesses want. It has been widely reported that acquiring a new customer…
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Emoji Use in Business: a Research Report

Emoji, emoticons, icons and star and smiley ratings are all around us but how much do we really know about attitudes to their use in business? We wanted to find out! So we commissioned independent research; asking 1000 US citizens how and when…
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10 Customer Experience Conferences for 2020

It's often hard to find it worth the time, money and effort required to attend a conference, let alone to choose which one is best for you. We're always in touch with those in our industries online and we can collaborate without leaving our…
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Customer Experience Strategies to Boost Loyalty

The average cost for a business to acquire a customer is roughly 5-25 times the cost for retaining a customer, so it's safe to say that it's worth investing in customer loyalty. But how *do* you maintain loyalty in your customer base? You…
Average Survey Response Rates - What You Need to Know
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Average Survey Response Rate - What You Need to Know

When creating and distributing a new survey, people often want to know what response rate they are likely to receive. And unfortunately, because response rates are influenced by a multitude of factors, it’s never easy to forecast. But,…
3 takeaways from Forrester’s Customer Experience CX NYC event
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3 takeaways from Forrester's CX NYC event

Customer Thermometer sponsored Forrester's excellent CX NYC 2019 event a few weeks ago. We were lucky enough to attend many of the sessions, and have pulled together what Forrester highlighted as the biggest Customer Experience transformation…
How to Retain Key Accounts by Ensuring Client Satisfaction
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How to Retain Key Accounts by Ensuring Client Satisfaction

It is well known that it can cost up to five times more to gain a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. These days, smart, forward-thinking enterprises are paying far more attention to customer retention than ever before. They’re…
The Power of Moments Book Review
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The Power of Moments: Book Review

This month, I've been reading Chip and Dan Heath's really excellent book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. This is a thought-provoking book, packed with case studies and stories but also fielding a…
How Successful Startups use Customer Success
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How Successful Startups use Customer Success

For many companies, especially those providing SaaS, most of the revenue derived from customer relationships is produced post-sale. It therefore makes sense to focus on both retaining customers for as long as possible and developing these…