Building a scalable customer feedback program
For more than a decade, YETI has been a favorite brand among outdoors enthusiasts—whether they’re blazing trails in the remote Alaskan wilderness or hosting backyard barbecues. The company’s secret to creating must-have products? Maintaining a pulse on the wants, needs, and lifestyles of its customers by prioritizing customer feedback from Momentive.
“YETI products are durable and they're meant to last a lifetime,” said YETI Director of Customer Experience, Stephanie Stafford. “And we want those customer relationships to last a lifetime too. We have a premium product and our service needs to match.
In its early days, YETI primarily relied on its customer service reps to share what they’d been hearing on the phone from customers. But this wasn’t a scalable way to collect feedback, especially as the company expanded its product portfolio and grew its customer engagement channels across phone, web, chat, and email. Today, YETI uses GetFeedback by Momentive to support a robust customer feedback program, deliver a premium customer experience, and build even more brand loyalty.
Optimizing CX with unified feedback
By connecting feedback across touchpoints, YETI can continuously improve its customer experience. A post-purchase experience survey on its website uncovers any friction in the checkout process, while an email survey after every support interaction delivers immediate insight into customer sentiment—allowing YETI to swiftly recover unhappy customers. And because GetFeedback integrates with Salesforce, all insights are seamlessly funneled into YETI’s CRM and connected with other customer data across the organization.
“Feedback is our lightning rod to address issues and it’s also our North Star to be able to prioritize our projects, processes, and improvements,” said Chris Hogan, associate manager of data analytics at YETI.
YETI’s dynamic customer service model combines data about average agent handle time, issue type, and customer satisfaction (CSAT) scores so the right rep is assigned to the right customer. This increases the chances that a customer’s issue is addressed as quickly as possible and improves satisfaction—for both customers and employees. Plus, knowing which factors indicate a high-performing customer service rep helps YETI identify coaching opportunities and better support its team.
Staying agile with customer insights
Channel-specific customer insights help YETI stay agile and make more strategic moves. When the customer experience team saw that phone interactions had the highest CSAT scores, YETI extended its customer service phone hours. When its chat bot was generating lower-than-desired CSAT scores, the company focused on improvements to the bot experience.
YETI’s customer experience team reports insights, trends, and recommendations to the broader organization and that information is key to informing the company’s direction. This includes everything from adjusting a few words in a product description to reworking the color of a recently launched product.
“The voice of the customer drives our decisions, whether you’re on the front line or at the highest level of the board,” said Stafford. With Momentive, YETI can infuse that customer-first philosophy across the organization and act on insights with confidence.