The steps below will guide you through the process of embedding a Thermometer into your Freshdesk tickets. Customer Thermometer responses can also be written directly onto the Freshdesk ticket.
Create your Freshdesk Embedded Thermometer
Create a new Embedded Thermometer.
Choose “Freshdesk” from the Embedded Thermometer type drop down box:
Follow the Embedded Thermometer instructions for more detail on customization.
Writing back responses into Freshdesk
Our write-back enables the survey ratings and comments to be posted directly back into your Freshdesk account. They will be posted as private notes on the ticket and will display as being posted by the ticket requester.
The Freshdesk Ticket IDs captured alongside the responses in your Customer Thermometer will also be hyperlinked, enabling you to quickly click through from your reporting to see the ticket in Freshdesk.
First, add your full Freshdesk domain name (eg: yourdomain.freshdesk.com):
Next, add your Freshdesk account’s API key. You can find this under your ‘Profile settings’ within your Freshdesk account:
Copy and paste the API key into the Customer Thermometer settings, and click to ‘Verify credentials’. Ensure the verification is successful before moving on.
Generate your embed code
Click the ‘Generate embed code’ button.
A pop-up will open offering you the opportunity to specify what data you wish to pull through from Freshdesk and capture alongside your survey responses:
We pre-populate some commonly used Freshdesk placeholders for you, including some that are required for the write-back. However, you can add more fields if you wish.
When you’re happy with the data you’ll be collecting, click “Generate Template” on the Customer Thermometer pop-up.
Then simply highlight and copy your survey template from the pop-up, including the question and all four icons. The unique response links will already be attached to the icons:
Add your feedback buttons to Freshdesk email notification template(s)
Thermometers can be added to any of Freshdesk’s notification templates:
For example, you might choose to ask for feedback during every thread.
To do this, select “Templates > Agent reply”.
Alternatively, ask for feedback on ticket closure, within “Requester Notifications”.
Whichever template you choose to customize, copy and paste the icons from your Customer Thermometer embed screen into the relevant template.
Add a couple of spaces in between each icon if you’d like for clarity and add textual labels if required.
Ensure you add your question above to make it clear what you’re asking. Once you’ve saved hover over the icons to ensure they have links attached.
Please note you will not be able to capture identifiable data if the survey is embedded within the signature section.
Once you’ve embedded your Thermometer into Freshdesk, you’ll need to finalize your landing pages. You can enable a comment field, add your logo, customize the wording, and lots more!
Simply go to ‘Manage Thermometers‘, and click to edit your Thermometer. Our guide to Creating landing pages will take you through the options…and if you’d like some inspiration, take a look at our top tips for beautiful landing pages.
Don’t forget you can also enable instant email alerts.