What is Customer Feedback?

Customer feedback is information collected directly from your website visitors and customers to gauge their level of satisfaction.

 

Customer Feedback in the Digital Era

In the digital era, this type of first party data is collected using a range of methods from website surveys to comment cards, and is collected across devices ranging from laptops to mobile apps. Today, as brands adopt a customer-centric approach, customer feedback is vital to better understanding visitor intent, needs and experiences to, ultimately, improve the customer experience, satisfaction and loyalty.

Why is collecting customer feedback important?

Customer feedback is critical to understanding the visitor experience as it provides context to visitors' behavior. By asking your visitors' for their feedback, you can:

enhance the customer experience

Enhance the
customer experience

measure marketing effectiveness

Measure marketing
effectiveness

optimize online support capabilities

Optimize online support
capabilities

improve visitor engagment

Improve visitor engagment

increase online conversion

Increase online conversion

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How do you collect visitor feedback on your website?

There is a variety of ways to collect feedback, ranging from individual to representative. The type of feedback you collect will depend on your business objectives and it is important to realize that not all feedback is created equal.

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Individual Feedback

 

Individual Feedback, such as comment cards is a passive approach

Generally, individual feedback consists of a persistent feedback button on a website that is available for visitors to click on to leave their feedback such as a comment card. This method collects individually focused feedback which acts as a customer service tool. Its temporal nature demands quick follow-up, and is an invaluable source for individualized information with which the business can save, convert or nurture vocal customers. However, research shows that users who are motivated to provide feedback unprompted generate data that is heavily weighted towards the negative. As a result, this method is focused on remediation and can be an effective outlet for customers to vent directly to the brand instead of venting on social media or review sites.

Triggered feedback

 

Triggered feedback targets a specific audience

This method collects feedback by presenting a survey to a certain audience based on criteria such as behavioral patterns. It is a method that is generally used to optimize sections of a website or understand specific site behavior. As an example, by triggering a survey to collect feedback from visitors who visited only the support section of your site, you can understand how effective your online support tools are meeting visitors' needs and how you can optimize those resources.

Rrepresentative feedback

 

Representative feedback is for strategic decision making.

Representative feedback invites a portion of your website visitors to leave their feedback at the end of their visit. Focused representative research is important for clear customer insights around KPI's - such as measuring purchase intent, satisfaction, and brand perception. Due to the representative nature of this data statistical analysis can be applied and it is from this data that testing, performance tracking, and predictive analytics can be done. From this, programs and strategy can be quantifiably evaluated. By treating all options equal, the representative approach provides data that creates internal alignment and helps drive strategic decisions.

iPerceptions Customer Feedback Solution

iPerceptions Customer Feedback Solution

At iPerceptions, we believe that how you engage with your visitors' matters. As a result, we offer the full range of feedback methods to ensure our clients can address their business objectives. From representative website surveys to passive Comment Cards to triggered surveys, we design research that is intuitive and effective. By focusing on business objectives such as improving the customer experience, optimizing marketing effectiveness, increase online conversion, building customer loyalty and creating an engaged audience, iPerceptions ensures the feedback you collect is focused, reliable and actionable to address what matters most to you and your customers.