Contact Center Outsourcing

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How to Ease the Pain of Scaling Your Contact Center

by Susan Preiss in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Strategic Partnership, Susan Preiss

Business is booming? Great! There’s nothing we love more than a good growth story. Your revenue is skyrocketing, which usually means your customers are buying more and you’re gaining more customers. Of course, growth spurts often go hand-in-hand with growing pains. Have you also noticed more customers calling or messaging with questions and concerns? Higher […]

 

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The 10 Most Important Contact Center RFP Questions [Infographic]

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing, Infographic

The RFP is the friend you love to hate. The necessary evil. The document that will make or break your decision of which new outsourcer to partner-up with. A generic vendor RFP template may promise to make things easy, but when you’re about to hand over your customer interactions to an outsourced contact center, generic […]

 

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In-House vs Outsourced Customer Service: What’s Right for Your Business?

by Kim Campbell in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

Considering outsourced customer service for the first time? It’s likely you already outsource many other areas of your business, but we get it: outsourcing those critical frontline interactions with your customers feels like a whole new ballgame. Which choice is better for your business? Below we discuss the pros and cons of in-house versus outsourced […]

 

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Top 10 Things to Assess on Your Contact Center Vendor Site Visit

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing

  Choosing a strategic partner to deliver an outsourced customer care solution is a significant business decision – maybe one of the most significant decisions you’ll make in your career. You’ll task your team with running a tight procurement process to assess potential contact center partners. Undoubtedly, that will involve a number of stakeholders on […]

 

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The Wall is a Myth: Getting Closer to Your Customer Through Outsourcing

by Andrew O'Brien in Andrew O'Brien, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Retention, Customer Service Outsourcing

For brand-conscious organizations who have never outsourced before, there’s a common fear that putting your customer care in the hands of an outsourced partner effectively builds a wall between you and your customer. We get the reasoning – after all, your customers are your most important asset and anything that adds a layer between you […]

 

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10 Reasons to Locate Your Contact Center in the Friendly North

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Nearshore Contact Center

Looking for an onshore contact center partner? One that can wow your customers while simultaneously delivering an unparalleled ROI? Your answer may just lie to the friendly north. Yes, we’re probably a little biased, but the proof is right here – check out our top 10 reasons to outsource your contact center to Canada. 1. […]

 

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What Happens to Customer Service When Unemployment Hits Historic Lows?

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing

A low unemployment rate is cause for celebration. It means people are working, paying taxes, and bringing home the bacon. That’s why most people see the current 3.6% US unemployment rate as fantastic news – it’s an astronomical improvement over the 10% unemployment rate after the 2008-09 Great Recession. But there’s a hitch for folks […]

 

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing

We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourced contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process. Consider this post your GPS guiding you to the best location for an outsourced center using four […]

 

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Before You Go to RFP, Get Friendly: A Guide to On-Site Contact Center Visits

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing

Picture this: You’re in the RFP process for a new contact center partner. You have a short list of participants. You give them a couple of weeks to return their answers, and then you spend a few more weeks poring through those answers with your team to eliminate the deal-breakers and discern the winner. Finally, […]

 

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