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.

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…
Why Your Business Needs Customer Success
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Why Your Business Needs Customer Success

Many of today’s businesses are focused upon customer experience (CX), but only around 22% say that their efforts are exceeding customers’ expectations. Customer experience encompasses everything from the first time someone hears about…
phs Compliance csat case study
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Putting customers at the heart of phs Compliance's service

Since its formation in 1991, phs Compliance has enjoyed substantial growth. It is now a major provider of property and facilities management services, employing over 500 people and delivering over 14 million compliance inspections across 35,000…
Customer Experience 3.0: Book Review
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Customer Experience 3.0: Book Review

Ahead of our visit to Forrester’s annual CXNYC event in June, I spent a long-haul flight taking notes from John A. Goodman’s Customer Experience 3.0: High-Profit Strategies in the Age of Techno Service. Drawing on over 40 years of experience…
CX NYC 2019 Conference Agenda
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CX NYC 2019 Conference - our top picks

The agenda for the imminent Customer Experience NYC 2019 conference is now available from the Forrester.com website. Here’s our breakdown of what’s taking place. (And don’t forget that this is your opportunity to come and say hello to…
Combatting MSP churn
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Combating MSP churn

We’re into the second full day of Kaseya's ConnectIT 2019 event. One of the major topics of content and conversation here at the event so far has been how to combat MSP (Managed Service Provider) churn. In a world where customers are deeply…
How MasteryPrep raised the bar in feedback excellence
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How MasteryPrep is raising the bar in feedback excellence

College prep is a serious business, especially in the US. However, only one in four students score college-ready on the ACT (The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States) For low-income and minority students,…
When to Send a Customer Satisfaction Survey
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When to Send a Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer satisfaction survey response rates are influenced by a multitude of factors, many of which we’ve discussed previously. One of the most important is timing. The day of the week, the time of the day along with the time delay between…