Consistency is Key When Responding to Customer Satisfaction

Timely response to feedback from customer satisfaction surveys is the key to improving overall customer satisfaction

misinterpret-customer-feedback-survey-resultsThe ability to respond to customer feedback  in a timely manner is one of the main advantages of online and mobile customer satisfaction surveys. When gathering customer feedback, for example, their level of satisfaction with your products & services, a higher level of immediacy should be taken. Reacting to customer feedback immediately has become standard-business-practice for improving customer satisfaction on a respondent-by-respondent basis.

How can you respond immediately to those customers? This is where triggered email alerts come in very handy. Triggered email alerts are come in very useful when you want to receive notifications each time a specific action takes place in a customer satisfaction survey. You can program your survey to send triggered email alerts to specified email addresses when a respondent chooses a particular answer to a question or a set of questions. The person (or persons) in your organization receiving the triggered email alerts is able to immediately respond through a follow-up phone call or email.  Continue reading

Satisfied Employees Leads to Satisfied Customers

Employee Satisfaction Produces Customer Loyalty

Satisfied employees help produce satisfied customers. Satisfied employees are likely to assist customers with a more pleasant demeanor and a higher level of customer service. This creates a more satisfying customer experience, increases customer loyalty, and ultimately drives increased profitability.  Conversely, low employee satisfaction and overall low employee morale can negatively effect company operations greatly, causing dissatisfied customers and hurt profitability.

Any business, including your business, needs to focus efforts on front-line service staff – those employees that have direct, daily contact with customers. The connection between front-line employees and customers should be at the center of management attention. Managers need to take into consideration the additional factors that yield profitability at every level in the organization, including: investment in good, quality workers; technology that supports front-line employees; concrete recruiting and training practices; and compensation linked to employee performance.

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Avoid Over-Surveying Your Customers

Avoid over-surveying your customers with these strategies

Surveying your customers is a great way to learn more about customer satisfaction, areas where your products, services, or overall organization needs improvement, perceptions about your brand, and many more. However, over-surveying your customer base can cause a decline in response rates and may also weaken the value of your surveys.

Your customers are flooded with requests for feedback through online and email surveys, mobile devices, and through many social media outlets. Don’t be that organization that inundates their customers with incessant requests for feedback.

Here are six strategies to tactfully gather feedback from customers while at the same time ensuring that you are not overwhelming your customers, or worse, damaging the customer relationship. Continue reading

Best of Survey Software Blog – Customer Surveys and Employee Surveys

Take a look back at some of the best customer survey and employee survey Snap Survey Software Blog topics throughout 2012 

We have highlighted some great topics in customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, customer service, employee satisfaction, employee loyalty, employee morale, and more…

Customer Surveys

Company Success Begins with Customer Satisfaction

Why Measure the Value of Customer Service?

Factors to Consider when Creating Customer Surveys

Measure Customer Satisfaction through Surveys

The Missing Link in Measuring Customer Satisfaction Continue reading

3 Customer Loyalty Survey Mistakes

As we defined in yesterday’s blog post, Customer Satisfaction vs. Customer Loyalty, customer loyalty consists of two factors – loyalty behavior and loyalty attitudes. Loyalty behavior (or customer retention) is when customers make repeat purchases of current brands, rather than buy from competitor brands. And, loyalty attitudes are opinions and feelings about products, services, brands, or businesses that are associated with repeat purchases.

Customer loyalty is a critical component of maintaining a successful, long-term business. Customers that are vigilant users of your products or services are more likely to be repeat customers and recommend your business to others – keeping the business relationship alive and away from your competition.

Customer loyalty programs can be implemented into your overall business plan and be used to expand your business. Consider using online survey software to create customer loyalty surveys. Many experts believe that online customer loyalty surveys are a strong research method. By allowing customers to provide feedback and be more involved in the company experience, your business is building a stronger loyalty base and bond with your customers. Implementing a regular customer loyalty survey may cause a noticeable positive shift in your company’s overall loyalty. Continue reading

Customer Satisfaction vs. Customer Loyalty

What is the difference between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty?

First, we will define each term. Customer Satisfaction is a measurement of customer attitudes regarding products, services, and brands. Customer Loyalty on the other hand has two definitions. Customer Loyalty consists of loyalty behavior (also referred to as customer retention) which is the act of customers making repeat purchases of current brands, rather than choosing competitor brands. Secondly, Customer Loyalty encompasses loyalty attitudes which are opinions and feelings about products, services, brands, or businesses that are associated with repeat purchases. At times, customers display loyalty behavior without having loyalty attitudes.  Vice versa, occasionally customers show loyalty attitudes without exhibiting any loyalty behavior. Continue reading

Advantages and Disadvantages of Customer Satisfaction Surveys

As we have discussed in recent Snap Survey Software blog posts, taking customer satisfaction into serious consideration is a key factor in developing a successful, lasting business.  If your company is not gathering customer feedback, you may be making strategic business decisions that are not in line with your customers’ interests, which could have a negative effect on your business.

The most efficient and economical way to measure customer satisfaction is to create customer satisfaction surveys with the help of a survey software solution. An advanced survey software solution can manage multi-mode survey research methods – produce the same survey in different formats;  including online surveys, email surveys, paper surveys, mobile surveys, kiosk surveys, and telephone surveys – depending on the best way to reach your customer base. Customer satisfaction surveys are designed to give you anonymous and unambiguous insight into your customers’ thoughts and perceptions of your products, services, programs, and your company as a whole, as well as information leading to what needs to be changed in order to retain lasting customer relationships.  Continue reading

Company Success Begins with Customer Satisfaction

One of the key factors of becoming a successful business and to secure a company’s longevity is to create a solid and loyal customer base. A solid customer base is your springboard for fostering new customers. Your current customers are essentially the “voice” of your products or services. Whether they are offering a product review, completing a customer satisfaction survey, or providing word-of-mouth feedback to potential customers, they are promoting your company’s products and services.  Because the voice of customers is so important to your company’s success, it is important to keep your customers satisfied.

So, how do you keep your customers satisfied? Let’s face it. Within each of your target markets there are many competing companies just like yours working toward the same goal. If you want your customers to continue to buy your products or services instead of switching to the competition, you must use advanced tools provided by an online survey software provider that will allow you to create effective customer satisfaction surveys to collect customer feedback. Feedback can be used to better shape your strategic business and marketing plans.  Continue reading

Factors to Consider when Creating Customer Surveys

Many, if not all, industries use customer satisfaction surveys to gather customer feedback. Survey data from customers is used to plan, formulate strategic business strategies and solutions, and make informed business decisions, which improve overall performance. At times, it can be a difficult and laborious task to develop and execute an efficient process of surveying large numbers of customers in a way that produces meaningful results. To get the most use out of your survey research, prior to administering a customer satisfaction survey that targets a sample of customers, take the following factors into consideration:  Continue reading

5 Strategies to Expand Your Products & Services

Are you stumped for product & service ideas?  If your answer is yes, you’re not alone! 

Economic changes have forced businesses to develop long- and short-term strategic business strategies in order to remain successful, which has created an environment of fierce competition. Now more than ever, it is important to stay well-informed of consumer behaviors, industry changes, and evolving trends in order to create innovative and cutting-edge products and services that give your company a competitive advantage over the competition.

Here are five strategies you can use to expand your product & service offerings in ways that appeal to your customer base, create actionable results, and yield increased sales.  Continue reading