The short answer is yes. It's best practice to respond to both positive and negative reviews. 👍

For positive reviews (4-5 stars), a simple but genuine thank you is perfect. You can mix it up by saying, "Thank you, Jane. Glad you had a great time." OR "Thanks, Kristoff. Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us." Or "Awesome, Stefan. We look forward to welcoming you again!"

For negative reviews (1-2 stars), we should also say thank you, but it's important to ask ask what could have been improved. English examples:

  • "Thank you for your feedback. May we ask what was so negative with your experience this time. #learningeveryday"
  • "Thank you for your feedback. May we ask what we could improve? We'd be grateful to learn from you. Feel free to write us on [email protected]"

Dutch examples: "Bedankt voor jouw feedback. Mogen wij vragen wat er zo negatief was met uw ervarring? / Mogen wij vragen wat wij kunnen verbeteren?"

For neutral reviews (3 stars), you can approach it this way: "Thank you for your feedback Celine. Would you mind sharing what would make your 3-star experience a 4-star experience?"

Potential customers look at all of your behavior online and are observing how you interact with your customers. 😊

If you have  questions, concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by clicking the Intercom support chat box on the lower right side of your screen. 🙌We really appreciate our AreTheyHappy community, as well as your ongoing feedback! ️🚀
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