We’ve all been in this situation before: You make a purchase online and afterwards you are asked to fill out a survey about your experience. Because you don’t want to appear rude, you agree to it. But you soon regret it.

Whether it’s due to superfluous questions, too many pages, too many options, or too few, a poorly composed customer satisfaction survey will annoy your customers and produce little in regard to information.

This is a shame because Customer Satisfaction HTML forms can be of great benefit to a business.

You can send out HTML forms to a wider audience in a shorter amount of time than you ever could with paper forms – and you can get results much more quickly.

Once you get your results, you can organize, share, and present this information in a fashion that will enable you to provide the best possible service and products to your customers.  It’s a win-win. That is, if you create a quality survey.

A major component of this will be in the types of questions you use. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Vary the Types of Questions You Ask

Survey questions can ask the user to answer through a variety of methods. The most common types of questions include:
Single-Select, Multiple Choices: Of the following, which one most closely…
Multi-Select, Multiple Choices: Choose all that apply…
Rate on a Scale: How satisfied were you…Very, Somewhat, Neutral…
Open Answer: In your own words…; Fill in the Blank

Asking a variety of different types of questions will keep the participant interested and prevent them from going through the motions.

Ask Questions About the Experience

A single experience could make or break whether or not a customer comes back. A survey can provide information on what the average experience is for a customer and whether or not that matches your company’s core values.

Open answer questions and rate-on-a-scale questions are great ways to get this valuable information. These include:
• How satisfied were you with the experience?
• Will you shop you again?
• Would you recommend this product to a friend or family member?

Ask Questions About Perception

You want to find out how users perceive your business and how they’ve used it in the past. These important details help you determine how the community at-large feels about your business and how they use it.

Questions should include:
• What do you think our business does?
• What are our best products/services?
• How many times have you used our service/product in the last year?

Ask Questions That Provide Demographics

Details about age, gender, location, salary and other demographic information help you understand your client base. It will help you find out whether or not you’re effectively catering to your core audience, or if you need to expand your efforts.

That being said, be careful not to make questions about demographic information required. The goal is to collect as much information as possible. In most cases, getting key metrics and customer feedback is more useful than obtaining information from required fields. Think very carefully about which fields need to be required because it’ll impact your conversion rates.

Consider using a multi-page form with only 1 or 2 questions per page, and record the data as you progress through the form. This way, if the user decides to abandon the form, you will have still been able to capture some information. Put the most important questions first to maximize this strategy.

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