B2B Telemarketing: Knowing when to outsource – and how

If you’re a business in need of a “push” in terms of reaching out to potential customers, you may want to tap telemarketing, and if you’re small to mid-sized company, then you may need to outsource. But it’s more than just waking up one day and deciding to hire a lead generation services company to work for you. Making this decision requires a lot of brainwork. It is important to know when to take advantage of using vendors. Many businesses choose to outsource because of the advantages it gives them, one of them is being to have their operations carried out by trained professionals while their in-house staff can pay attention to core business matters. Others, of course, do it because they just can’t afford to hire more people, purchase more equipment, and add more office space. Is it time to find a partner? The decision to outsource may come from different perspectives depending on what you value the most as a business. Here are some of the possible considerations:

  • How important would telemarketing be in my revenue generation goals?
  • Will this be a one-time job or will it be permanent?
  • How much will I really save if I decide to outsource?
  • How much do I need to spend in order to find a telemarketing firm that meets my standards or sees me eye-to-eye in terms of what I want to achieve?
  • Do I have in-house employees which have the skills to complete the job?
  • Can time and resources be better spent?

Finding the right match Remember, you will not have complete control of how the outsource firm will perform their tasks. That is why it is necessary for you to make sure your vendor is capable of delivering the type of quality you expect from them. How do you select the right vendor for your business? There is no formula, but there are a few things to consider before making your final decision:

  • What is the company’s reputation in the industry?
  • How much experience do their agents have?
  • Where are they located?
  • Are there any guarantees?
  • Would there be any additional fees in the long run?
  • How much intervention can you make over their operation?

The telemarketing firm you will be hiring will represent your brand in the marketplace, and it’s only right to be 100% certain that they are up to the task.