Article by Herb Kimble.
Ross Perot once said, “Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.”
It was obvious that he meant that a successful business would invest in understanding what their customers wanted by talking (and most importantly, listening) to them.
While most large businesses might have their own in-house telephone answering service to take care of customers, the same can’t be said of small businesses who cannot afford to do the same. To say the least, it is expensive to have their own customer service department to handle the customers that call in with complaints or issues that need to be resolved immediately.
If you are a small business owner, here are some benefits that you can get from hiring the services of an outsourced call center:
#1: Professional and timely customer service
Most small business owners cannot answer calls from customers, especially when it’s time to take rest after work hours, and since it is too expensive for you to have your own customer service department to handle your calls, customers feel neglected. By hiring an outsourced customer service center that is not only professional but friendly as well, you can take care of your customers’ complaints after hours.
#2: Experience and expertise
Since these businesses have been serving several companies across several industries over the years, they have built expertise not only in customer service, but also in complex tasks, such as helpdesk and technical services. These services now also answer calls for the medical profession.
In comparison to having your own customer service team, there is no doubt that the services of a virtual call center will not only provide you with the professionalism, timeliness, and expertise that you need, but also make it so much more affordable, thanks to the offers that some companies make in terms of a free trial.
Bio: Herb Kimble is an entrepreneur, actor, and producer for film and television. Herb Kimble has held several c-level executive positions and grown sales and marketing companies throughout the Philippines. Herb Kimble now resides in Los Angeles.