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Posts in the category of Customer Feedback


Want Feedback? Make It So Simple a Kid Could Do It

I like taking customer surveys and do so nearly every time I have useful feedback to share. Perhaps it’s because I’m in the survey business. Or perhaps it’s because I like to feel “heard” as a customer.Either way, I’m a sucker for a survey.I usually buy my groceries at Whole Foods or Safeway. After some recent shopping experiences, I wanted to provide  feedback. Serendipitously, my receipts from both stores asked the same question: “How was your shopping experience?” And they both provided URLs for my feedback, so I logged in.

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How to Use a Research Mindset to Avoid Huge Survey Blunders

Listening to your customers is smart—as long as you ask thoughtful questions that elicit useful insights. Unfortunately, when it comes to customer surveys, too many companies go through the motions, conducting customer surveys just to say they did it. That’s a big, BIG blunder. To avoid this, customer experience teams need to establish clear goals and put on their research hats. This means tackling customer experience with a research mindset.

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Answering NPR: Why 5-Star Rating Systems Don’t Work

For anyone who hasn’t used a ridesharing app, once you’ve arrived at your destination, the app asks you to rate your driver between 1 and 5 stars. These ratings are said to provide valuable information, but if customers aren’t sharing what they really think what’s the point?

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How to Invite the Most Honest Customer Feedback

Do you have time for a survey? Can you give us some feedback?  Tell me how I did!

We are all too familiar with customer feedback requests as they bombard us from every side: email signatures, website pop-ups, phone queues (“press 1 after this call to …”), even the grocery gal circles a survey she’d like us to take at the bottom of the receipt.

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