As we are a leading UK Call Centre we cover all aspects of the call center industry. Our UK office is centralised, and used for the purpose of receiving and transmitting a large volume of requests by telephone. We work as an advisor to customers to support, and advise them on any solution.
What is the purpose of a Call Centre
A call centre is operated by a company to administer incoming product support or information enquiries from consumers. Outgoing calls for a telesales call centre and telemarketing, clientele, product services, and debt collection are also made. In addition to a call center, collective handling of letters, faxes, live chat, and e-mails at one location is known as a contact centre.
A call centre is often operated through an extensive open workspace for call centre agents, with work stations that include a computer for each agent, a telephone set/headset connected to a telecom switch, and one or more supervisor stations. It can be independently operated or networked with additional centres, often linked to a corporate computer network, including mainframes, microcomputers and LANs. Increasingly, the voice and data pathways into the center are linked through a set of new technologies called computer telephony integration.
Most major businesses use call centres to interact with their customers. Examples include utility companies, mail order catalogue retailers, and customer support for computer hardware and software. Some businesses even service internal functions through call centers. Examples of this include help desks, retail financial support, Automated Attendant, Line hunting and Call Wisperer and sales support.
Call centre dynamics
Types of calls are often divided into outbound and inbound. Inbound calls are calls that are made by the consumer to obtain information, report a malfunction, or ask for help. These calls are substantially different from outbound calls, where agents place calls to potential customers mostly with intentions of selling or service to the individual like telemarketing. It is possible to combine inbound and outbound campaigns, but it is not a common practice.
Call centre staff are often organized into a multi-tier support system for a more efficient handling of calls. The first tier in such a model consists of operators, who direct inquiries to the appropriate department and provide general directory information. If a caller requires more assistance, the call is forwarded to the second tier, where most issues can be resolved. In some cases, there may be three or more tiers of support staff. If a caller requires more assistance, the caller is forwarded to the third tier of support; typically the third tier of support is formed by product engineers/developers or highly skilled technical support staff of the product.
Call centre models, there are some variations listed below:
- Remote Agents – An alternative to housing all agents in a central facility is to use remote agents. These agents work from home and use internet technologies to connect.
- Temporary Agents – Temporary agents who are called upon if demand increases more rapidly than planned.
- Virtual Call Centers – Virtual Call Centres are created using many smaller centres in different locations and connecting them to one another. There are two methods used to route traffic around call centers: pre-delivery and post-delivery. Pre-delivery involves using an external switch to route the calls to the appropriate center and post-delivery enables call centers to route a call they've received to another call center.
- Contact Centers – Deal with more media than telephony alone including Email, Web Callback and Internet Chat.
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Through a pre-set of questions, we are able to establish your needs and nature of your call and handle this in line with your requirements.
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