When customers see the feedback of other people it can subtly help calibrate their expectations. When they see ideas they love it can make them feel happy and part of the right tribe: “I’m so upvoting that! It’s great so many people think this is important.”
A public feedback system is also a good way to deal with demanding customers. They can see their ideas have only niche appeal if they don’t get upvotes from other customers. You don’t have to spell it out for them.
A good marketing tactic is to tease customers with ‘early access’ to new products and developments. So why not give your customers a heads-up about what you’re working on?
If you use a product ideas board, you can give status updates for feedback (like ‘under consideration’ or ‘planned’), so customers know what you’re working on.
Yes, competitors can see as well. But if your competitors try and outperform you by copying your features they really won’t get very far. Company culture, brand loyalty, customer service, product performance, pricing… all these and more are reasons why customers choose your product.
You have lots of choices when it comes to customer feedback software (here are 30 options). Most are aimed at companies where management likes the idea of feedback, but only behind closed doors.
However, if you want a different more transparent model, then you’ll need to look at one of the simplest customer feedback options: product feedback boards. They help you consolidate feedback in one public place, and surface the best ideas through a voting system.
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