By Angela Garfinkel, President
Call centers price their services in a myriad of ways, but the two primary cost structures are “per hour” and “per minute”. Outbound call programs are typically priced per hour. Inbound call handling programs are priced hourly if the team of call center agents are dedicated to the client, or per minute if the call center agents are shared with other clients. In this article, I’ll share how to calculate call center outsourcing cost for outbound calls.
Outbound call center outsourcing cost
There are typically 4 different components that you will see on a call center invoice.
- Telemarketing hours
- Training hours
- Setup fee
- Monthly management fee
By Heather Dubas, Senior Operations Manager
The foundation of our call center operation is our owner-operated call centers. With 17+ owner-operator call centers throughout the U.S. and Canada; Quality Contact Solutions has the capacity and depth to conduct all types of outbound and inbound call center programs. Owner-operators are passionate about doing great work and hands-on, ensuring success on each client program.
With an outstanding list of clients, we’ve been fortunate to attract and work with the best owner-operators in the call center industry. One of our favorite owner-operators is a telemarketing firm in Nebraska. Worldwide Access Solutions, Inc. (WASI). Continue reading
By A.J. Windle, Director of Operations
B2B telemarketing lead generation and appointment setting is challenging. Add to that a target demographic that is highly technical and you will soon find out why writing the best call guide is critical to qualifying sales leads. At QCS, we are experts in creating a dynamic call guide that not only engage your technical demographic but will also generating high quality sales leads that will provide your organization with a positive ROI. Continue reading
By Ryan Apodac, Operations Manager/Trainer
Telemarketing appointment setting can be a game changer for any sales team. Appointment setting allows your sales experts to focus their time more efficiently with customers and clients who have already expressed some level of interest. Of course, they likely already have a book of business to work through, but what comes next? Where will they get the new leads? Telemarketing appointment setting is a great way to work through cold calls, and setup your experts with viable contacts to work. Once your internal contact list has been worked through, it’s important to find the next best lead source. Let’s take a look at the top 3 best practices in structuring a test with a new list source. Continue reading
By Megan Hottman, Brand Evangelist
A successful relationship with your call center partner is essential for the growth and health of your business. The way you regard your partner is critical to the outcome and overall success of your project, either short or long term. It’s best to think of them as an extension of your inhouse team(s) as opposed to a standalone entity or even worse “just another vendor”. I use the word ‘partner’ deliberately as I believe it’s critical in any call center and client relationship. Continue reading