Getting quality product feedback is essential when building or having just built a new product. This feedback can provide you with critical data that will ultimately drive your product strategy. With this type of feedback, users are not only looking for feedback from customers but also internal teams.
Post updated: May 2021
Keep in mind, however, that despite which tool you decide to use, there are a few things product managers should look out for when collecting product feedback. For example, it is important to collect feedback from various sources as well as on a constant basis. A wide range of sources can give you a more complete picture of how the product or feature is received by the customer or team member. Additionally, collecting product feedback consistently will help you quickly spot trends and be able to iterate faster.
What is product feedback?
Product feedback is feedback shared by your users about their experience and satisfaction with your product. This type of feedback is gathered in various ways including digital feedback surveys, user interviews, customer support tickets, reviews ratings, social media, etc. Though for the sake of this article, we will focus on the first method: digital feedback surveys.
This particular type of feedback is collected in various ways and oftentimes it is centered around a certain product goal such as a product launch, the product development pipeline, user onboarding, or even user testing (i.e. the introduction of new services, features and upgrades).
Why is product feedback important?
Product feedback helps bring focus and alignment to your product strategy. In other words, gathering this feedback ensures that organisations don’t build or improve upon products without knowing the impact it will have on those using the product. Instead, they can put this data to use and more effectively prioritise their features and product launches.
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So the question is, which kinds of tools do you have to choose from in terms of collecting product feedback?
Let’s take a look at Mopinion’s most popular product feedback tools:
While Mopinion is not entirely focused on product feedback, many of its customers use this all-in-one user feedback tool for gathering and analysing product feedback, such as MeisterTask, NCSA and atrify. Mopinion is a great solution that collects and analyses feedback from your most important digital channels: websites, mobile apps and email campaigns – all in real time. Mopinion is your helping hand in understanding customers or colleagues. The user-friendly interface allows you to create, design and configure feedback forms as you wish.
You can also target these feedback forms to specific groups of online visitors and get insights into why they are not converting. Your feedback can then be visualised in customizable dashboards and charts for advanced analysis.
To go one step further, digital teams can use intelligent alerts to share these feedback elements and take action in a timely manner.
Pricing: Mopinion offers a variety of pricing packages for today’s digital business. Mopinion’s Growth Package starts at 199 euros per month, followed by the Turbo Package for 499 euros per month. Mopinion offers tailor-made offers for enterprises.
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Instabug enables teams to launch products with confidence through extensive bug and crash reports, performance monitoring, and user surveys and feedback in real time.This product feedback tool can also help you increase your response rates with user surveys as the surveys are displayed directly in the user app.
Pricing: The basic package starts at USD 149 per month, the pro package at USD 249 and Instabug creates a personalised offer for a premium package.
Intercom serves as a behavioural targeting and intelligence platform. By way of live segmentation (live information on customer behaviour), this product feedback tool provides the user with details such as who is using the product and can send out in-app messages and behaviour-driven emails. Users of this tool can also manage any support requests that come up from any channel via a team inbox.
Pricing: There are a number of different packages that only give access to certain features (e.g. sending targeted messages). The full package is $155/month
Pendo is a versatile and easy-to-use product feedback tool. This tool assists users in making product decisions, as well as prioritising features. This is done by requesting feature suggestions from customers. Once submitted, other customers can browse feature ideas, vote, and add their own in a feedback form. Pendo has a dashboard where users can analyse the results and see which features are popular or highly-valued by customers.
Pricing: A starter package costs $199/month. However there are also enterprise-level packages available (pricing on request).
ProdPad is a business roadmapping and product feedback tool where teams can share ideas about particular products. All suggestions and feedback are stored in ProdPad’s product backlog so users can quickly access certain items when needed. This tool also provides users with a timeline view layout that shows the latest news on a certain product.
Pricing: This ranges from $99/month (small companies) to $2499/month (large companies). There is also a premium package in between for medium-size companies which is $299/month.
Canny is a product feedback tool that enables users to create boards where visitors can post as well. It is a simplistic and organised tool that gives users the chance to have one-on-one interactions with visitors. Canny also saves customer profiles (which store previous posts/comments) meaning visitors only have to sign in once. Additionally, there are voting options, user reports (sent weekly to your email), tagging options, customisation capabilities and more.
Pricing: Depending on the number of users, pricing can range from $50/month (100 users) to $500/month (10,000 users)
7. 10+ (Zehnplus)
10+ is a Swiss community platform that is ideal for product feedback. With 10+ you can market and sell your products, create an identity around your services, as well as your products and the communication with your customers. The platform gives you a 360-degree view of how your community members are interacting – whether they’re posting responses, sharing content or providing product feedback.
Website: Website: www.zehnplus.ch
UsersThink is a very simplistic product feedback tool that enables users to obtain feedback specifically on their landing pages. Basically how it works is the user picks a certain page they want to receive feedback on and select how many participants they want feedback from. The landing page then gets sent to participants across the US who answer a pre-written set of questions created by UsersThink. They guarantee that within 24 hours, the user will receive all results via email.
Pricing: One time pricing model. For 6 users, you will pay $39. For 12 users, you will pay $69. For 18 users, you will pay $99.
productboard is a product feedback tool that allows users to collect feedback from team members and clients on new product features, helping them prioritise products for development. This can be done using a feedback highlighter which links the feedback to features and/or different components of a webpage. With this tool, users can manage product development, product marketing and launch activities all from one location. productboard can be integrated with various popular agile planning tools such as JIRA, Trello and Pivotal Tracker.
Pricing: Pricing ranges from $49/month to $99/month depending on which package you choose.
Every product manager knows that user testing is essential to the development and advancement of a product. User tests help product managers to analyse and, above all, to understand why and how users use their product. So you always know where your problems lie.
Finding the right users for these tests, however, often turns out to be a challenge. User Zoom can help you overcome this challenge. It is a user testing tool that manages the logistics of recruiting test takers and provides a testing platform so you can spend more time researching and analyzing the results. In the end, you can concentrate better on your product.
Pricing: There are three plans starting at $499 per month.
Net Promoter Score is definitely not a foreign word for you as a product manager. The score used worldwide, which measures customer loyalty, can provide valuable insights for your product. With Delighted, you can create NPS surveys and analyse product feedback in a real-time dashboard, as well as conduct customer satisfaction surveys and customer effort score surveys. Surveys are available in 37 languages and in a variety of formats: email, web, SMS, and a survey link.
Pricing: The packages vary, with a free option that allows the use of a platform and a project. The most popular option is $224 per month, which allows it to interview 5 projects and up to 10,000 people per month.
AskNicely is another tool that NPS software offers and that summarises ]your product feedback in an easy-to-use dashboard. It offers simple surveys that can be sent on your website or app, or via email, so you can collect customer feedback on a daily basis. As a product manager, AskNicely enables you to share insights with the entire team. The tool has live reports so you can see at a glance which areas are creating a positive experience for users and which are affecting your product.
With AskNicely, your team can respond instantly to customer feedback, either within AskNicely itself or with the help of your CRM.
Pricing: Prices vary – contact AskNicely to book a demo and request about pricing plans.
So which product feedback tool is right for you?
In choosing the right product feedback tool, it’s important to consider a number of different factors, including the size of your team (e.g. how many internal collaborators will be involved), how do you want to receive the data (e.g. simple inbox notifications or dashboarding capabilities), and do you want it to be interactive (e.g. that customers can comment/vote on feedback items)?
We hope this overview has given you some inspiration in choosing the right product feedback tool. If you have any suggestions or know of other product feedback tools out there, please feel free to put them in the comments below.
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