For many people telemarketing is just intrusive calls, offering unnecessary purchases or sign-ups for a free event. However, a cold call is just a tool for business development. With the help of a telephone and a staff of trained specialists, the b2b contact center effectively solves the following tasks:
A b2b company should meet the following criteria:
If your business falls into one of these categories, then the creation of a contact center is more than relevant. The effectiveness of this tool is confirmed by practice and numerous positive reviews. What remains is to decide on the contact center format:
The purposes of the call center largely depend on the type of company. In most cases, they have the following tasks:
These are just a few of the main positions that directly affect business efficiency and profitability.
Needless to say, organizing a call center is not an easy task. It requires a responsible approach, as well as attention to all the details of the process. Suppose you have set the goals and results for your company to achieve. To implement them, you need:
Keep in mind that the initial setup of equipment and training of employees is only the beginning. For effective work, you need to constantly support the functioning of the department:
To make the right decision, you should take into account the main parameters of creating a contact center.
|Business plan||The organization of the effective work of a contact center should start from the planning stage. Qualification of full-time employees is not enough, so you will have to use the services of third-party specialists.||To receive qualified recommendations on a call center, you need to tell the contractor the goals you are setting for the department at the moment.|
|Technical equipment||As a rule, it is inexpensive equipment that does not provide high-quality communication with the client.||Companies providing call-center services work with high-quality expensive equipment that fully meets modern needs.|
|Placement||To save space or maintenance costs, the call center service is often placed in a crowded and noisy area.||Managers work in special rooms, providing 20 square meters for each worker.|
|Staff||Training staff requires time and finances, as well as monthly salaries. Thus the additional burden falls on the personnel department and accounting.||The staff is already trained. Their salary is included in the service cost.|
The ability to sell anything to anyone is considered a sign of a good salesperson. A person who is a leader by nature is supposed to be able to organize people and motivate them to work in any situation. However, it does not always work when it comes to b2b customer service.
Providing services to enterprises requires the experience and competencies of a sales manager. A good b2b seller is one who:
One of the main factors of successful b2b sales is sound personnel management. Many popular methods of staff motivation actively used in other market segments appear useless in this area.
For example, cold calls. If “the more calls, the more deals” works in FMCG, it is not usually applicable to the b2b market. It consists of a limited number of players, and the quality of calls is much more important than quantity. The salary of a sales manager who works in the field of b2b does not depend on the number of cold calls made, there is another way of motivation and increasing wages.
The b2b market is aimed to provide the business with the necessary services and products. Effective work in this area requires not only experience but also strategic planning and sales management skills.
Preparation for a corporate or outsourcing contact center setup is carried out in several areas:
If the company is young, it has a small number of calls, and the need for calling clients is seasonal, it is better to use outsourced contact center services.
This is also appropriate for large companies that have well-established processes for receiving and processing calls. In this case, they will be able to reduce the cost of servicing each call without creating additional jobs and conditions for staff.
The launching of an outsourcing project takes 3-10 days, it costs $100 - $700 per project. Minutes of conversation and leads are charged separately. The price of a minute is fixed and depends on the scale of the enterprise, $1.5 on average. The lead generation costs $0.5 - $20, depending on the complexity of the product and the mass consumption.
Regarding a corporate center, organizing one operator’s workplace would cost about $1,000. It includes:
The implementation period is about a month. During this time it is necessary to:
Advantages of a corporate contact center in comparison with outsourcing:
Disadvantages of a corporate contact center compared with outsourcing - significant investment in the organization:
Choosing the best call center format for your business completely depends on your needs and the specifics of your company.
Why do companies opt for outsourcing by Simply Contact? We have been working for more than nine years and successfully supporting numerous projects in Ukraine, the USA, Israel, and the Czech Republic. Working with us is profitable and pleasant!
If you have decided to outsource your B2B contact center, we will gladly take care of your business needs.
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