The 4 Ultimate Voice of Customer Playbooks

Voice of Customer Playbooks from LoopVOC

We understand that Voice of Customer programs are important—that organizational alignment around customer feedback  is critical to continued growth.

What many are still struggling with is how to build a VOC process and structure that scales.  

But as demand for superior experiences increases in B2B SaaS, so does the need for organizations to develop strategies that allow for real-time understanding and response. 

To do this well, organizations need to embrace a feedback culture and a standardized process:

  1. Organizational alignment: accountability, ownership, and collaboration around the biggest issues impacting customers.
  2. Standardized CX measurement and process: agreement on what, how, and when customer feedback is measured, labeled, and reported out.
  3. Access to customer feedback: defined feedback channels and one place for comprehensive roll-up.

These three pillars are foundational components to building a successful and scalable voice of customer program. 

In order to user customer feedback to our advantage and reduce churn, we must first have the ability to access and analyze that feedback. Once we have a standardized system for how we collect and categorize customer feedback across our organization, we’re able to track the patterns over time and spot issues early.

Just like any new role within an organization, the hardest part is defining the breadth of responsibility and ownership, aligning stakeholders, and getting buy-in to take action.

In B2B SaaS, we’re familiar with strategic projects. But a Voice of Customer program isn’t a short-term initiative. Your Voice of Customer program is a pointed effort to improve every touchpoint throughout the customer journey to reduce churn and build a brand your customers love

Putting this to action and understanding the steps to take when feedback trends are identified is not easy. We’ve put together 4 playbooks to help teams understand how to use customer feedback throughout your organization—from pricing strategies to copywriting. 

Because being a customer-obsessed organization means giving our customers a voice in ever major decision.  

1. [The LoopVOC Playbook] Creating a Customer-led Pricing Strategy

This playbook will help product marketing teams understand how to identify problems impacting revenue and adapt pricing strategies to improve results. We walk readers through the steps to take to dig into verbatim customer feedback as well as the mentions of specific trends to look for:

  • Upfront price
  • Ongoing fees
  • Price vs competition
  • Price increases
  • Value for money
Once a problem has been identified, readers are given a framework to benchmark this feedback against competitors and determine the action that will have the greatest impact. 
Tip: This Voice of Customer playbook is best for Product Marketers who want to use customer feedback to improve positioning, pricing, and growth strategies.

2. [The LoopVOC Playbook] Using Customer Feedback to Drive Your Product Roadmap

This voice of customer playbook will help product marketing and product management teams incorporate customer feedback into every stage of the product development cycle. Readers are walked through the processes of identifying product issues and adapting product strategies to improve results.
Once feedback trends have been identified, we share specific tips for digging into the root cause of the feedback:
  • Time to market – did you make promises that have yet to be delivered on?
  • Competitor offerings – has a competitor recently released features that your customers want or need?
  • Bugs or Product Stability – are features not working as expected?
  • New Feature Release – were new features released that require more customer training in order to realize value
  • Lack of product innovation – are market changes meaning that product features are being unused or antiquated?
  • Complicated UX – are customers having to click too many times to get to critical information?
  • Copy Inconsistency – is your product terminology clear and consistent? 
Once the root cause of customer feedback is identified, we outline the steps to take to adapt product roadmap strategies that best respond to customer and market needs.
Tip: This Voice of Customer Playbook is best for Product Marketers and Product Managers who want to use customer feedback to build competitive and customer-driven product roadmap strategies.

3. [The LoopVOC Playbook] How to Improve CX Strategies with Customer Feedback

This voice of customer playbook will help customer success and customer experience teams use feedback to identify issues impacting customer satisfaction and retention to improve the overall customer experience. Readers are walked through steps to identify issues that could be impacting the customer experience:
  • Service: How responsive is the frontline to customer needs? How easy are you to do business with across all operations?
  • Onboarding: How easy is it for customers to start using your products to achieve value? Do you have the resources in place to successfully implement customers (content, headcount, etc)
  • Support: Are Support representatives adequately trained? Have hold times met customer expectations? Is technical documentation enabling customers to self-serve?
Once an issue has been identified, we walk through steps to align teams on why and how to address a problem.
Tip: This Voice of Customer Playbook is best for Customer Success and Customer Experience teams who want to use customer feedback to improve the overall customer experience.

4. [The LoopVOC Playbook] How to Improve Messaging with Voice of Customer Copywriting

This voice of customer playbook will help customer marketers to write messages and create campaigns that resonate most with customers. Conversion Copywriter, Andrew Yedlin, walks readers step-by-step through the process of writing more effective messages right now:
  • Collect and analyze your VOC data to understand what your audience cares about, their priorities and how they speak and think.
  • Experiment with VOC to improve your conversion rates
  • Combine VOC data with persuasive frameworks like PAS or AIDA to help you write more effective messages, faster
Tip: This Voice of Customer Playbook is best for Customer Marketers and Copywriters who want to use the voice of their customers to write more effective messages and drive higher conversion rates.

Getting started with your VOC strategy is a big undertaking. We’re here to help. LoopVOC was built to help you collect and analyze customer feedback in real time so that you can focus on building strategies that address your customers’ greatest issues. Get started with your free trial or request a demo — we’d love to help you on your journey to becoming more customer-obsessed.
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