Customer Support

Given what we do for a living here at Customer Thermometer, we’ve always known that our customer support needs to be top notch. Our customer service approach comes very much from the heart. We genuinely support our customers as we would like to be supported. No gimmicks or giveaways, but genuinely excellent service that solves problems and takes pain away.

The result is our Ministry of Magic – our name for our customer support department. Every customer email is written and then reviewed for that extra 10% of magic, help or advice to ensure that we knock it out of the park. Every customer request or suggestion is shared, investigated for what can be learned and genuinely appreciated. In this section of our blog, you’ll find amongst other great content, our own internal customer support handbook – Good Magician, Bad Magician – a really popular download.

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Best Practice for Service Desks Infographic

We love hearing from our Service Desk customers about the amazing response rates they get using Customer Thermometer surveys, but what's also inspiring are the best practice strategies to maximize effectiveness. Thorough customer feedback contributes…
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Service Desk Experience Management for ITSM and ITIL

The idea of implementing a 'continual improvement' strategy across the entirety of an IT service management organization lies at the heart of both ITIL and ITSM. (If you're not familiar with these terms, they are a set of practices for IT…
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100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience: Book Review

Usually Customer Experience business books come out of the experience of a single person, and often also a single company, which has had a reputation for generating good CX results. This month, we've been reading a book on Customer Experience…
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10 things you can do this week to improve your Service Desk Experience

How much do you know about the service desk experience your customers receive? How much time do you put in to making sure it's the best it can be? It can be hard to know where to start to tackle such a mammoth task, so we've broken it down into…
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Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers: Book Review

David Meerman Scott's New Rules of Marketing and PR is one of the books I often associate with the start up phase of Customer Thermometer. Meerman Scott's insights into content marketing and the concept of generating great content to bring…
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Creating a Product Market Fit Survey

Rahul Vohra's talk about how to create a product market fit survey for the Business of Software conference was one of the standout speeches of recent years (against some very strong competition). Rahul is the CEO of the email productivity…
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The Ultimate Question 2.0: NPS Book Review

Fred Reichheld published The Ultimate Question in 2006, at a time when thought-leaders started investigating the impact of customer service on a company's success and profitability. Telephone complaints lines and long-form surveys had been the…
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Blue Ocean Shift: Book Review

When Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne came out in 2004 it was a seismic book. The thrust of Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) is that companies must create and drive up elements of remarkable customer experience to be different…
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Punk CX: Book Review

Adrian Swinscoe writes on customer experience and customer service for publications like Forbes and the BBC. Punk CX is his second book covering the topic of CX. We've all read books where the author has hit upon a good business idea and…
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Customer Service Stats for 2020

Here we’ve collated over 100 customer service statistics, customer satisfaction statistics and quotes from various brands, industry leaders and researchers which reflect the fast-changing landscape. Customer experience and delivering high…
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Quirkology: Book Review

So, this month we've taken a wander through Richard Wiseman's book Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives. Richard Wiseman is a truly interesting scientist and psychologist. He explains complex points on human interaction in an…
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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).…