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.

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…
Kaseya Connect IT 2019 - what we're looking forward to
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Kaseya Connect IT 2019 - what we're looking forward to

It's less than a week to go until we join our integration partner, Kaseya, for their flagship annual user conference in Las Vegas, Connect IT! We're excited to be sending a Customer Thermometer team to the show, and we'll have a booth at…
ParentPay CSAT
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ParentPay Passes CSAT Exam With Flying Colors

Schools have undergone a cashless revolution since ParentPay launched its innovative payment solution in 2002. As a result of removing cash, schools have saved millions of hours of time accounting for meals, trips, uniforms and other school…
Customer Service Trends in 2019
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Customer Service Trends in 2019

The latest, 3rd edition of the Salesforce Research ‘State of Service’ report surveyed over 3,500 customer service agents and decision makers around the world, between November 27th and December 15th 2018. They were asked for their feedback…
How to Wow: Book Review
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How to Wow: Book Review

This month we review the excellent How to Wow: 68 Effortless Ways to Make Every Customer Experience Amazing by Adrian Swinscoe. Adrian is an ex-teacher, economist and manager with experience in organizations such as Shell, the FT and the…
5 Inspiring TED Talks to Drive Customer Success
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5 Inspiring TED Talks to Drive Customer Success

We love TED talks, and we are not alone. Back in 2015 TED talk videos were viewed more than 3 million times per day and that number has grown enormously. We like TED talks because we always learn something and they are quite short in length,…
12 Great Customer Success Conferences for 2019
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15 Customer Success Conferences in 2019

You may be wondering whether you can justify the cost, the time away from work and the travel necessary to attend professional conferences. After all, we can easily stay in touch with people in our industries online. We collaborate and interact…
5 Excellent Customer Success Books to Read
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5 Excellent Customer Success Books to Read

If you are a regular reader of the Customer Thermometer blog you will know that we are avid readers. We love discovering new perspectives from insightful authors who often provide alternative, thought provoking viewpoints. We are constantly…
Customer Success and Customer Service Drive Customer Experience Excellence
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What's the relationship between Customer Success, Customer Service and Customer Experience?

In today’s increasingly competitive markets we all know that businesses need to pay special attention to their customers to foster valuable loyalty and keep up with ever changing demands. Great customer service is widely recognised as just…
Why service is the lifetime value of your product
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Why service is the lifetime value of your product

It used to be received wisdom that ‘a good product speaks for itself’. You don’t hear that so much nowadays. Why? Because the product alone contributes a diminishing proportion of the overall lifetime value from each customer. It certainly…
The Lost Art of Talking to Customers
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The Lost Art of Talking to Customers

According to the Q1 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report U.S. adults, on average, are spending 11 hours a day connected to linear and digital media, watching movies and videos or looking at social media. Another study highlights that although…
Subscribed book review
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Subscribed: Book Review

I've rarely been more fired up to write a book review for our blog than the moment I finished Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It by Tien Tzuo, Founder and CEO of Zuora. For several…