Customer Service Outsourcing Done Differently
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We're determined to help businesses reap the benefits of a highly efficient, experienced customer support team. We offer flexible customer care outsourcing that is available 24/7, in any channel and for any language.
What Is Customer Service Outsourcing
Customer service outsourcing is the process of enlisting another company to resolve your customer care queries: recruiting, training and managing your customer care team in full. Fully outsourced solutions don’t simply clear queues of interactions, they forecast, plan and report on actions, and lend experience to help your business run more efficiently and effectively.
We can work with your existing tech setup or recommend and implement a brand new solution.
Whether it’s a full solution or a helping hand for an existing team - we’re available 24/7, for any channel and language.
UK-based, highly trained operators with quality monitoring and 1:1 check-ins even after training.
On average our customer service outsourcing costs are £16.27/hour, ensuring excellent results-driven performance at a highly competitive price!
That has been extremely valuable given the shift to remote working in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The flexibility and ease with which quality customer service can be secured and delivered, even remotely, is a testament to how empowering a team outside of your organisation can produce excellent results. It has truly busted the myth that you need a dedicated, in-house team to offer a world-class customer service solution.
If you need expertise without the resource, we can be hired independently to help you improve an existing team. The most senior and experienced members of our management team will be on hand to share ideas and advice no matter the challenge. What’s more, with a good old-fashioned ‘no win, no fee’ approach, there’s no risk to bringing us on-side.
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We believe modern customer care should be about technology - using the new tools available to offer customers an astonishingly good experience. We can help you reduce response times, minimise operator workloads, cover new communication channels and radically transform your operational costs.
Giving our customers excellent service is paramount in stores and our after care needs to reflect these high standards. We are confident that our new partnership will use the latest technology to ensure that customers continue to receive the best possible service.
Gemma Mason | Superdrug
Given the continued success of our Marketzone websites, we realised that we needed to enhance the Customer Service offer to our customers. After reviewing the products and companies in the market, we felt FM Outsource offered the most cost effective solution. They understood both our industry and issues, so hit the ground running once appointed.
Ryan Norris | iForce
Partnering with an outsourced customer service team is a hard choice to make, however we feel confident we've made the right one. FMO's expertise and professionalism have exceeded our expectations. We are excited to see what the new partnership will bring, not just for the business but most importantly for our customers.
Fiona Abrams | Brayola
Considerations for Customer Service Outsourcing
Despite the numerous benefits of customer service outsourcing, there are some key concerns that will need careful handling to protect your business:
- Brand Understanding – Another company cannot know and love your brand like you do. They might get very close, but it’ll take investment on both parts to enable a successful transfer of brand knowledge into your outsourced team. This process needs to be very carefully managed to ensure the end result remains true to who you are whilst ensuring top-quality service from your customer service outsource partner.
- Managing Your Agents – Depending on the provider, it might feel like you’re not directly in control of your customer service team. And to a certain extent, this is true – you don’t hold the employment contracts. Instead, you have a service contract. So you have to let your outsourcer look after your staff whilst you monitor overall performance. Choosing an outsourcer with good staff incentive and care schemes is the best way to ensure you have a happy team.
- Contract Length – Most customer service outsourcing teams require long contracts – usually at least 12 months, but very often 2 years for larger operations. This makes it difficult to exit early unless performance is very poor. Not all providers are this stringent, but it is fairly prevalent in the industry and something to consider when you weigh up your options.