9 Reasons Why Your Company Should Outsource its Customer Service Needs

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

9 Reasons Why Your Company Should Outsource its Customer Service Needs

Providing adequate customer service is important to continue growing your company in today’s business climate. The Internet has created an environment where bad news travels fast. One seemingly small negative experience for one customer or prospect has the potential to travel far and wide while your good name is dragged through the mud. 

Ask yourself, how important is customer service to a business? When you think about the above situation it becomes clear that ensuring a consistently positive experience anyone has with your company is one of the most vital aspects to doing business.

Unfortunately, there are business owners who understand the customer service need and proceed to make a mistake. This mistake is trying to use an in-house team or even doing the customer service all on their own.

Outsourcing your customer service has many benefits that help avoid negative customer experiences. Let’s discuss those benefits.

Time Saving

The more customers you acquire means an exponential growth in the time required to service their needs. When businesses try tackling this on their own, they realize quickly how time intensive handling each and every client becomes.

Deciding to hand over the customer service responsibilities to an outside firm allows you the freedom to invest your time in what you do best: running your business.

Reduce Costs

Hiring a call center might seem like an expensive choice at first. However, it’s surprisingly inexpensive to do so. The reason for this is that a call center already has the employees and infrastructure in place. It’s actually more expensive to build an in-house customer service team from scratch when you consider the training, salaries and benefits required.


A call center has the ability to handle any type of situation your company needs. Do you need 24/7 service or maybe more help during high-volume time periods? This is no problem when outsourcing.

Increase Profits

One of the most overlooked ways to increase your revenue stream is through a repeat sale. Today, your customers want to feel special. If they don’t feel as though your entire company staff caters to their specific needs, they have no issue looking elsewhere.

Through excellent customer service, you have the opportunity to create raving customer fans who happily buy more of your products and/or services. A call center allows you to dedicate one specific team in charge of this process. The result is more profit over time.

Better Efficiency

The way you use your time inside your business is related to how effective you are with increasing the bottom line. Outsourcing the customer service process allows for far greater company efficiency as you and your people get the time back that allows each person to do their job at the highest efficiency rate.

Immediate Gratification

Let’s face it. We live during a time where your customers expect their problems to get solved now, not tomorrow. Outsourcing your customer service allows customers the chance to reach a live agent no matter the time of day. Even if your business hours are over, your call center can have agents ready to field customer calls for you.

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Do you think that call centers exist only to accept inbound calls from your customers? In fact, you can ask your call center to perform outbound customer service duties. These would include cross-selling, welcome phone calls and even “winback” calls. These services allow your customer service team to help increase business for your company.

Use Professionals

There is a high level of skill involved with customer service. The reason for negative customer experiences is normally that the person trying to help isn’t skilled in the art of customer service. Outsourcing provides you a qualified team of support professionals so you can rest assured that your customers are always in good hands.

Use Up-to-Date Technology

Call center technology is always changing. If your company doesn’t use the most up-to-date technologies, your customers will notice. A dedicated call center is in business to provide only the best customer service and this ensures that your customers experience only the best in this regard.

The benefits are many when you decide to outsource your customer service needs. Your customers feel as though every touch point with your company is a positive one and you’re freed up to do only what you do best inside your business.

By  Robert+Cordray Embed

About the Author - Robert Cordray is a former business consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and a wide variety of knowledge in multiple areas of the industry. He currently resides in the Southern California area and spends his time helping consumers and business owners alike try to be successful. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s most likely with his beautiful wife and three children.


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