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What to Include in a Customer Feedback Form

June 23, 2016
Giving your users an outlet to express their satisfaction, frustration, suggestions, or other thoughts pertaining to your company is always appreciated. It’s also an effective way of gauging how your customers are responding to your product or service. It’s better to offer a channel where user feedback can be streamlined than having social media be littered with complaints. So what do we include in a customer feedback form? What do we ask, or not ask? Let’s dive in and explore the top tops for a great customer feedback form. 

Don’t make any fields required. 
Make it as easy as possible for users to provide feedback, no matter how short. Customers are doing you and your company a favor by taking the time to tell you about their experience, and giving you valuable information. If the user doesn’t want to answer any of the questions, don’t prevent them from submitting the form. 

Always allow for open-ended feedback. 
Although having to go through open-ended responses is more time-consuming than automatically compiling data that came from multiple choice or pre-set answer choices, the information gained can be very important, and also gives the user a chance to explain their unique experience and give a more complete picture of the situation. 

Avoid asking “How did you hear about us?” 
There is a time and place for asking questions that will help your marketing team, but a customer feedback form is not it. Instead of asking self-serving questions, realize that customer feedback forms is about the customer, and ask them questions that will allow your company to better serve them as well as other users. 

Poise questions to account for all possible responses.
Most questions have some gray area to them. Make sure that you’re accounting for answers that fall outside of “yes” or “no” or similar opposing answer types by allowing for answers like “maybe,” “I don’t know,” and “other.” Not allowing for the full breadth of answer types can frustrate users and can also skew data. 

Here are some examples of questions that you can use in your customer feedback forms. 

What problem are you looking to solve with X Company?
Were you able to find the solution or information you were looking for on our website?
Did our product/service meet your needs? 
Do you have other questions, comments, or concerns? 

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4 Comments...


   
robAm (June 24, 2016 at 09:23 AM)

Nice


   
john (July 26, 2016 at 12:06 PM)

I like the new summer theme with the Ferris wheel in the background of a 'contact us' .

Would it be at all possible to have a similar 'contact us' form' with a Freemasonry compass emblem as the background.

Thanks


   
Joel Oseas (July 26, 2016 at 09:18 PM)

exelente idea gracias por el apoyo


   
AtheniaH (July 27, 2016 at 08:59 AM)

Loving the ease and the flexibility of your forms you have definitely filled a void .
Thanks


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