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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CSAT Stat of the Month

"68% of customers leave as a result of perceived indifference" What's the background? This CSAT stat is quoted frequently, but where does it originate from?In 2008, John Gattorna, a visiting professor at Macquarie Graduate School of…
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Our secrets to getting more out of surveys

When was the last time you filled out a survey from a business? Most people will have been asked for their opinion multiple times this week, if not today!Customer surveys are part of life now - and you need to make sure your business is…
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After the survey: Our 5 step repeatable process for handling customer feedback

Once a customer gives you feedback in your satisfaction survey, what should happen next? Sometimes, as a customer, it feels like we’re just shouting into a black hole with no chance of ever seeing a response. It’s incredibly disheartening…
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BrightGauge and Customer Thermometer launch integration

We're delighted to announce our newest integration today, with leading BI dashboard BrightGauge.BrightGauge's dashboard application allows users to bring together data from multiple critical systems into one place, giving you a single place…
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Quick survey ideas

Sometimes you just want to send a quick survey to your customers, staff or partners.You might want to get a snapshot of how people feel about your product or service, super fast.Or you might want to ask people something regularly, so…
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Customer experience thinking: The Thinkers 50 list

The Thinkers 50 list is produced every 2 years and has been described by the FT as the "Oscars of Management Thinking". The list features thinkers who are deemed to have had a tangible impact on the business world. The 50 "Thinkers" cover…
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7 good customer service ideas that work

Everyone knows how important ‘good customer service’ is. It's an absolutely critical element of customer retention - something we all strive to improve. But how do you achieve it? Here are 7 good customer service ideas that you can get started…
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Lindsay's summer reading list

As many of us start to ponder reading material for our summer vacation, I thought I would share with you five of the books I have been reading, or rereading, recently.If you're searching for a beachside blockbuster, you'll probably want…
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Startup Land: Book Review

I dived into Startup Land: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business by Mikkel Svane, the founder of customer support technology company Zendesk, recently. We sponsor their annual London event, so it was a great…

Support team names:
how we chose ours

Coming up with good support team names is tough.The changing nature of the work we all used to call "support" means that the name "Support Team" often doesn't cut it any more.Yes, support teams do provide support.But they are increasingly…
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Customer support performance metrics - reflections on Relate Live

We've just spent the last two days talking to dozens of customer support professionals at the Relate Live conference in London.Many of the conversations we had, covered customer support performance metrics. As the profession moves from…
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6 customer support articles to inspire you

Customer support articles - We really do have to think like our customers if we're to ensure our service hits the mark.As a result, we spend a lot of time here at Customer Thermometer reading and consuming customer support articles and…