By Megan Hottman, Operations Manager and Brand Evangelist
I’ve lived in the land of call center outsourcing for over 17 years. I’ve been on the client side as well as in the supplier corner. I’d like to think that I have a pretty good perspective and understand the landscape of the call center outsourcing industry on each side. To be honest, I’ve had a few not so great experiences with different call center outsourcing organizations that I’ve worked with as a client throughout my time. The opposite of that is also true, there have been partners that I’ve worked with that clearly stood out and were great to work with. But I’ve often wondered, why are there such big differences in these organizations and what sets them apart? Continue reading →
I know firsthand how powerful working with an outsourced outbound telemarketing sales partner is. I also know how intimidating, overwhelming and daunting it can be. It sounds cliché but outsourcing to an outbound telemarketing partner really can save time and money by delegating labor intensive processes like recruiting and training, not to mention sparing you from other potential headaches like technology challenges. I’ve made a list of 9 distinct advantages I discovered while working with an outsourced outbound telemarketing partner over the years. Continue reading →
Making the determination on whether you should use or continue to use an in-house call center versus an outsource call center is no small decision. I’ve found that there are three primary factors that should be considered as you evaluate call center options, and whether a teleservices program would be best suited for an internal department or outsourced. Continue reading →
If you are one of the thousands of companies looking for call center services on a daily basis, look no further. QCS has the management know-how and technology to ensure the best results and the best efficiency possible. One of my favorite best practices for managing inbound call handling is the blended seat.
A blended seat is a call center desktop that seamlessly blends inbound, outbound, email, chat and text contacts. Using a blended seat helps keep the call center agent busy and your customers happy. No one wants to hold for minutes at a time. A blended seat helps prioritize inbound calls while filling the wait time with outbound calls. Using a blended seat requires careful planning and the right technology. Let’s look at some best practices. Continue reading →