What call center services are commonly outsourced to the Philippines?

OABPO Blog Team Published on November 28, 2013

female-and-male-call-center-agents
International businesses commonlyย outsource call center services to the Philippines to cut down on expenses, but aside from the country’s low operational and labor costs, investors choose the country for the people’s excellent English-speaking skills. That is why outsourcing firms in the Philippines that offer voice solutions such as inbound customer service, outbound telemarketing, lead generation, debt collection, and healthcare information management thrive.

The aforementioned outsourced services flourish in the Philippines because of certain traits of the country’s workforce, economy, and government that complement the types of voice services being carried out. Here are some of them:

Inbound customer service

The BPO Services Association (BSA/U) said that within the 10 years that call center operations were outsourced to the country, the Philippines became the top destination for customer care services. A study by Michigan-based firm Kelly Services also claims that the customer service representatives in the Philippines are the most productive, handling an average of 98 inbound calls a day, which is higher than the 73-call average of India.

Outbound telemarketing

Industries such as tourism, real estate, telecommunications, finance, and fashion rely on Philippine call centers because of the country’s high educational attainment. Call center agents are college graduates, and firms that provide call center services usually match the educational background of their agents with the account they will be handling to ensure that the telemarketing efforts will be carried out by people who have knowledge of the services and products they offer.

call-center-agents-smiling

Lead generation

According to BSA/U, lead generation specialists in the Philippines are usually paid at an hourly rate of $4 to $5, which is considerably lower than the average in the USA, the UK, and Australia. Outsourcers also benefit from the Philippines’ long experience in telemarketing and wide array of back office solutions that can be used to back up their voice-based lead generation campaigns.

Debt collection

The Philippine senate introduced the Senate Bill 1277 in 2007 entitled “An Act Providing for Fair Debt Collection Practices and Requiring Debt Collectors to Observe Such Practices.” It is a bill meant to “eliminate abusive debt collection practices by creditors and debt collectors.” As American companies see that they can be assured of harassment-free practices from their outsourced Filipino collectors, they choose to farm out to the Philippines even if the country is not under the US Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Healthcare information management

The healthcare information management (HIM) industry in the Philippines has been surging in recent years because of the United States’ push for affordable healthcare benefits. This prompted healthcare providers abroad to comply with government standards, cut costs, and elevate their service quality by focusing on medical services and subcontracting minor but stringent roles such as medical transcription and medical billing. The Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP) said that the 66% increase from last year’s $433 million in revenues of the outsourced HIM sector could mean that healthcare can dominate the Philippine call center industry in the near future.

To go over the list again, the most commonly outsourced voice services in the Philippines are inbound customer service, outbound telemarketing, lead generation, debt collection, and healthcare information management. Factors such as governmental efforts and the workforce’s skills influence businesses to send their voice services to the Philippines.

Join us on facebook
Open Access BPO Yesterday
Brands will face both opportunities and challenges as they navigate the complexities of meeting customer expectations in a rapidly changing environment.

๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ?

๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ.

----------
Ready to elevate your efficiency and focus on what you do best?
Outsource your #CustomerExperience for streamlined success.

Contact us today: OpenAccessBPO.com/get-started

#WeSpeakYourLanguage
#CustomerSupport #CSat #CX
#OutsourcingCustomerService
Open Access BPO Yesterday
๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป #๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.
Brands must ensure their #CustomerSupport agents are elevating #CustomerSupport.

Here are 4 of the critical areas your #QA must focus on to score your #CallCenter partner's performance: https://buff.ly/3whUbqq

----------
Let us worry about enhancing #CX for your brand so you don't have to.

Talk to us and let our outsourcing experts build a #CustomerSupport team for your business: OpenAccessBPO.com/get-started

#WeSpeakYourLanguage
Open Access BPO 2 days ago
There's nothing quite like quality #CustomerSupport for keeping consumers satisfied and loyal to a brand.

Captivate your customers and ensure brand loyalty with these #CustomerRetention tips: https://buff.ly/3wuq5QA

----------
Empower #CustomerSatisfaction with our #CustomerExperience business solutions: OpenAccessBPO.com/get-started

#WeSpeakYourLanguage
Open Access BPO 2 days ago
๐’๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

#CallCenters are common targets for these tactics, aimed at infiltrating a brand's sensitive information and protected strategies.

Here are potential #SocialEngineering techniques that can make you vulnerable to fraud: https://buff.ly/48pFzCX

----------

Partner with a #CallCenter with secure solutions to keep you and your customers' data safe: OpenAccessBPO.com/get-started

#WeSpeakYourLanguage
#InformationSecurity #DataSecurity
#FraudDetection #InfoSec
Open Access BPO 3 days ago
It's crucial to meet your customers' expectations, but sometimes unforeseen circumstances can get in the way.

Here's a quick guide on how to handle those challenging moments and come out stronger with our #CustomerSupport strategy: https://buff.ly/42JjRZa

----------
Let's turn mishaps into opportunities: OpenAccessBPO.com/get-started

#WeSpeakYourLanguage
#CustomerExperience #CX #CSat
Open Access BPO 3 days ago
If you think it has become harder to make your customers happy these past couple of decades, you're right.

Here are the 5 reasons why making customers happyโ€”and keeping them that wayโ€”has become an even more demanding task: https://buff.ly/49c1dvz

----------
Start improving your customer retention and brand loyalty: OpenAccessBPO.com/get-started

#WeSpeakYourLanguage
#CustomerSupport #CustomerService
#CX #CustomerExperience
Open Access BPO