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Customer satisfaction

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The cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion score, or CSAT as it's often called, intends to mea­sure a customer's sat­is­fac­tion with the ser­vice received.

In its sim­plest form, CSAT is expressed as a per­cent­age between 0 and 100, with 100% rep­re­sent­ing com­plete cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion. There can be a large vari­ance between the CSAT scores of com­pa­nies in a given indus­try, or at the same com­pany over time. Many com­pa­nies that boast high cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion are those with CSAT scores in the upper 80's or 90's, though how this is mea­sured can be very tricky.

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Customer satisfaction

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