How Outsourcing Customer Service Can Help Your Business Survive the Covid 19 Crisis


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Outsourcing is a typical strategy that can let some of the functions and activities of a business to be conducted by a different company. When part of these duties is delegated, it decreases the permanent cost of your business. There can be various classes of outsourcing that can be applied, they include overseeing production, facilitating the end-user, and standard management. But here we will particularly focus on the outsourcing of customer services.

For the past few years, there has been an increased tendency for businesses to understand the benefits of customer service outsourcing. Despite being an economical method of delivering excellent customer service, it improves a healthier relationship with the customers. Customer service outsourcing is something any large business should consider especially during the COVID 19 crisis.

The notion itself is very innovative. Traditionally businesses would hire individuals to work on-site in providing one-on-one customer service. Although this was a great method of providing customer care it could become costly for the business. Not only did they have to pay for the salary of each customer service representative but they’d also be responsible for the overhead that came with having an on-site call center.

Companies should have a high consideration of customer’s happiness even when they hire an outsourced customer service provider. For this reason, it’s good to interview several different companies to discuss your needs in detail. The importance they place on customer satisfaction is typically a good indicator of how they will treat your current and future customers when representing your company.

Businesses that operate or plan to operate twenty-four-hour service should hire a team of professional telephone representatives to give twenty-four-hour customer service support. Of course, if you are going to set this up in your own company, you have to spend a significant amount of time and resources, and it can be really expensive.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma. Companies can acquire help from call centers to provide twenty-four-hour customer service support. Most inbound call centers today operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Partnering with a good customer service call center enables a business to take and process orders, make reservations, or manage after-hours calls without the owner and his/her staff being awake and doing everything by themselves.

Also, businesses can maximize outsourced customer service support by using the service not only to respond to customer inquiries or take orders but also to generate more sales. This can be done by offering value-added service to existing customers. In the sales world, this is called up-selling. For example, if you are providing automobile technical service to your customers, you can offer them other car products or services that they might need for. You may also offer those discounts and freebies.

Furthermore, companies can outsource call center support onshore or offshore. The good thing about offshore call centers is that they are not only able to help you reduce operational and labor costs, but they can help you extend your market reach as well. This is possible because they can accommodate calls from various time zones. When you and your staff are asleep, their professional telephone representatives are working the phones from across the globe and giving your customers the attention they deserve. This will help your company increase your product or service’s marketability and provide excellent customer service. Inbound or customer service call center outsourcing works well especially in seasons such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, etc.

Although this seems to make very good business sense, you must consider carefully where to outsource customer service support. Cheap does not always mean efficient. It can be even more costly to hire the services of a call center that does not meet your business’ needs. You can end up losing money with a call center that does not have the right telephone representatives, the right technology, and the right customer service support programs.

Twenty four hour customer service support can help your company make as much profit and at the same time improve customer service experience. Also, it will help you sustain your business during the COVID 19 crisis. Find a suitable customer service call center for you to partner with.

Charvel Rebagay
I am an entrepreneur who also serves as the founder and CEO of Digital Minds BPO Services Inc. Digital Minds BPO Services is one of the Philippines’ leading call center and business process outsourcing company that can deliver efficient solutions to businesses of any type and any size.


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