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.

Customer Service and Satisfaction Statistics for 2019
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Customer Service and Satisfaction Statistics for 2019

Customer experience and delivering high levels of customer satisfaction is now the top priority for all forward-thinking businesses. Customers are no longer basing their loyalty on brands, products and prices. Their loyalty is far more dependent…
Measurable Customer Service Goals with Examples
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Measurable Customer Service Goals with Examples

Nobody would argue that customer service and support isn’t vitally important. Customers will not repeatedly purchase products or services from a business that has failed them in some way. Customer loyalty, these days, is greatly influenced…
Doughnut Economics: Book Review
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Doughnut Economics: Book Review

Kate Raworth is an Oxford University-based economist who specializes in writing about the specific challenges the 21st century brings with it. Her recent book, Doughnut Economics gives an insight into many of the modes of thinking the upcoming…
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Top takeaways and quotes from Quirk's Event London

Earlier this week I went to The Quirk's Event in London. The Quirk's Events are market research and customer insight focused. They are held all over the world and the London lineup featured speakers from Salesforce, Microsoft, Molson Coors,…
The Cyber Effect review
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The Cyber Effect: Book Review

Mary Aiken works in the fascinating field of Cyberpsychology. Her career spans roles at the prestigious University College Dublin, the Cyberpsychology Research Network and Europol's Cybercrime Center. She has also trained at the White House,…
5 customer-centric habits of the most successful companies
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5 customer-centric habits of the most successful companies

Highly successful businesses have a great reputation for treating customers well. In other words, delivering a great customer experience (CX). In each business, the customer profiles are different, as are customer journeys and expectations…
Excellent Customer Service Phrases Every Team Member Should Use
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Excellent Customer Service Phrases Every Team Member Should Use

The words we choose to use, when speaking, have an enormous influence on a listener’s experience of the interaction. This is starkly apparent in customer service where negative words and sentiments can potentially disturb a customer and…
Essential Customer Service Skills for Your Employees
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Essential Customer Service Skills for Your Employees

Great customer service is vital to all businesses. It’s therefore essential that people employed in customer service roles have the necessary skills. Customer service involves everybody in your organisation who has contact with your customers,…
Getting the Best Survey Mix for ISO 9001 / ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction
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Getting the Best Survey Mix for ISO 9001 / ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction

The latest international best practice on customer satisfaction from the ISO standards body builds upon work started more than 30 years ago. A lot has changed in that time, though many principles remain the same: happy customers are worth…
7 Customer Service KPIs You Need to Track
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7 Customer Service KPIs You Need to Track

Tracking the right metrics is vital in customer service. Modern help desk software suites provide what can be a bewildering amount of data enabling you to track a multitude of KPIs, but should you? Wasting time, tracking the wrong KPIs, is…
How to Avoid Losing A Major Client
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How to Avoid Losing A Major Client

Most, if not all, organizations will have a major customer or two. These are the key accounts that have a significant part to play in your business success; potentially ruining your year (or, at the other end of the spectrum, doubling your sales)…
Survey Email Subject Lines for Great Response Rates
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Survey Email Subject Lines for Great Response Rates

People are managing ever-increasing volumes of daily email messages. When they skim their lists of unopened emails they look at two things, who the emails are from and the email subject lines. Messages which are recognised as spammy, uninteresting…