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.

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,…
100 Customer experience resources

100 amazing customer experience resources

Looking to turbo-charge your customer experience efforts? Well, we've hacked the web so you don’t have to. We keep this list constantly updated too. Here are our top 100 customer experience resources for anyone tasked with improving customer…
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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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2018 online survey trends

Here we present our online survey trends for 2018. 2017 was a rollercoaster year, bringing with it an avalanche of new trends and changes. We believe many of them foreshadow what's to come this year. Online chatter is noisier than ever,…
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Survey software dramatically ups customer feedback for Advantage Technologies

Advantage Technologies is an IT Managed Services Provider based in Michigan, USA. The company has more than 600 clients in seven states and has been listed in Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in America for 3 consecutive years. Josh…
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How Vanarama responds to customer feedback in real time

Vanarama is the UK’s largest van leasing broker, with nearly 250 staff selling 1,200+ vehicles per month. It is one of the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For and is a National Business Award winner for Best Small to Medium-Sized…
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Finding My Virginity: Book Review

Few businesspeople live long enough, or have enough success after their first autobiography, to write a second. As with many things in his life, Richard Branson is the exception to the rule. Branson's original autobiography Losing My Virginity was…