Feedback Surveys

We created Customer Thermometer’s customer feedback survey approach because we wanted to find ways to get customer feedback without burdening them or bothering them. Traditional online surveys are long, boring and hard to answer on a mobile device. Many companies are only now realizing that the old ways of getting customer feedback are defunct.

In this section we have a great range of information about customer feedback surveys, how to execute them, what works and what doesn’t, ideas for questions you can ask in your feedback surveys that get right to the heart of the matter, and much more. It’s time to be super ambitious with your feedback program – and these articles will show you how.

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…
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…
Lands End CSAT
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Retailer Lands' End shares its success using Customer Thermometer

“We have been completely blown away by the results of using Customer Thermometer. In the first 3 months, we had x6 times the number of responses we hoped for. Not only that, the customer satisfaction level is awesome – a real validation…
3 customer support teams you should know about
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3 customer support teams of the future

The truly great sports teams don’t just get great results. They each have their own unique character that inspires loyal fans. They set standards for the next generation to beat. And what about the acclaimed teams from TV and film like…
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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,…
Examples of Bad Customer Survey Questions
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Examples of Bad Customer Survey Questions

We have previously provided some examples of what we have found to be the best customer satisfaction survey questions to ask - along with some useful templates. But when designing effective customer surveys it’s also important to be aware…
How to Distribute Surveys for Great Response Rates
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How to Distribute Surveys for Great Response Rates

We’ve previously looked at how to create customer satisfaction surveys that people will actually want to complete. Anyone with experience knows that this is not a trivial task. Understanding your target audience, their points of view, their…
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…
How to embed a customer satisfaction survey in email communications
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How to Embed a Customer Satisfaction Survey in Email

Here at Customer Thermometer we are big fans of simplicity. Why make anything more complex than it needs to be? This is why we love embedding customer satisfaction surveys in emails. They are easy to setup, provide great response rates and…
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…
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)…
Importance of Unbiased Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions
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Importance of Unbiased Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions

The aim of your customer satisfaction surveys should be to accurately capture the sentiments of your customers. Asking inappropriate questions or questions which are biased or leading will result in skewed, inaccurate results which can lead…