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.
Have you ever changed a tire? Seems pretty easy when you say it, but have you ever thought about how much work goes into something so simple? First you have to brave the weather and if you live where I do that could be a lot of work in itself. Then you have to make sure you have the right tools to do the job. You’ll need a jack for the car, potentially gloves and a spare tire. You have to jack up the car, take off the lug nuts, pull the tire off, put the new tire on, tighten the lug nuts, release the jack and put everything back. What seemed simple is much more complex.
B2B appointment setting is very similar. It seems easy at first glance. However, if misjudge the task as easy, then you will most certainly be disappointed. At Quality Contact Solutions we are experts at B2B appointment setting and here are a few items you’ll need to keep in mind to make sure your B2B appointment setting program doesn’t go flat. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →