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SERVICE OVERVIEW

Retail Call Center Services

Are you taking advantage of the benefits of a retail call center?

Your availability and customer service can be the difference between a customer choosing your company versus a competitor. As the world becomes increasingly smaller, companies who can offer around-the-clock service have a distinct advantage against those who are not.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you need to personally sit by the phone 24 hours a day, and you don’t need to hire a team of in-house customer service agents to do so either. RFC Staffing offers a better way, with our direct response call center. Request a quote today!

24-Hour Answering Service

RFC Staffing 24/7 answering service allows you to take advantage of every sales opportunity day or night. You can’t afford to only be available during normal hours of operation. We provide top-quality customer service and sales agents to ensure your customers talk with a person, not a recording no matter what time of day or night they call.

Outsource Customer Service Call Center

Many customers and clients will refuse to do business with a company again after just one bad customer service experience. Second chances are hard to come by, but with our qualified outsourced customer service call center representatives, you won’t need one.

We’ll work with you to make sure our agents properly represent your products and brand in each and every call. Your customers will likely not realize they aren’t talking to an in-house employee. Each of our agents is trained to build long-lasting business-to-client relationships that will provide you with a loyal customer base.

New Customers

Our representatives specialize in both customer retention and acquisition. We’ll work together with you to develop strategies to acquire your ideal customer. Our agents will become experts on your products and services so they are able to cater to your client’s unique wants and needs.

Through our advanced inbound call center technology, we can provide you with daily or weekly reporting services. This will inform our customer acquisition strategies moving forward, so we are able to replicate the most effective tactics using marketing analysis.

Qualified Sales Agents

At RFC Staffing, we hire top-quality representatives who know how to sell to individuals. We train our communications professionals to take full advantage of every sales opportunity through up sales and cross sales.

Our retail and e-commerce customer service agents will identify products and services that complement the customer’s initial purchase. They explain how different products can work together to provide an overall better experience. They communicate the value of the products and services so they don’t come off as too pushy or insistent.

To start generating powerful ROI for your company, request a quote today.

Answering Services & Call Center BPO Services FAQs

1Who will be answering my calls?
Located in deep in the heart of Texas, our team of friendly and professional U.S. based virtual receptionists are always ready to answer your calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2Do you specialize in particular types of businesses?
RFC Staffing & Virtual Solutions offers a flexible platform that works for businesses of any size and industry. We service the following industries, and we are open to expanding our platform to suit your needs: Personal
New Economy
High Tech
Startup
Cannabis Industry
Agriculture
Manufacturing
Mobile Commerce
Wireless
Entertainment
Music
News Media
Education
Telecom
Electronics
Financial Insurance
eCommerce
Retail
Healthcare
Travel
Food Service
Hospitality
Medical
Real Estate
Property Management
Funeral Home
Utility
Energy
Law Office
Aerospace
Transport
Construction
Pharmaceutical
And More!!!
3What hours are bilingual services available?
Our bilingual agents are available from 8am to 11pm CST.
4What kind of training do your virtual receptionists receive?
RFC's answering service agents are shared agents that service multiple clients simultaneously. Shared agents are trained to take calls for all different types of companies. Whether you're a law firm or a startup, a big business or a tiny one, our agents have the training and experience to deliver service that will wow your callers.
5What kind of training do your dedicated call center agents receive?
Our virtual call center functions like your own business resource and is an extension of your company. Dedicated Agents undergo specific and intense training to learn your business processes and company culture. Agents are also coached on effective up-selling or cross-selling of your products and services.

Training is held online in live virtual classrooms led by trained instructors. We will work with you to setup training materials and curriculum.
6How soon can you begin answering my calls?
Answering Service Calls - At RFC Staffing VS, we build every script completely custom to your business. Once we gather your script information, we begin answering your calls within 24-48 hours.

Call Center Calls- Every business is different. Certain factors like the nature of the project, the complexity level of your business needs, recruitment processes, training processes, agent skill sets, and the resources your business uses will determined the time required for "live deployment".
7How Do I Receive Details from My Calls?
We offer 3 convenient ways for you to receive your messages, leads, and confirmations relevant to the actions we perform on your calls:

Real-time Call Summaries - Receive an email and/or SMS message after each call.

Daily Batched Call Summaries - Receive a call summaries CSV by email daily.

Native Application - Have our agents enter caller info directly into your CRM, eCommerce, scheduling or ticketing system.
8Are there any exceptions to your 24/7 availability?
No. Our contact center is always here 24/7/365 to answer your calls -- even on holidays.
9Do I have to sign a contract?
Answering Service Calls - No. With RFC Staffing, there is nothing to sign and no long term contracts for answering services. Our service is month-to-month. Your are billed one month in advance for your calling plan and additional usage (additional minutes, etc.) from the previous month.

Call Center Calls - We offer service agreements of 3 months, 6 months & 12 months for ongoing projects. We also offer seasonal service agreements for companies who experience business surges during specific times of the year (ex. spring and summer hotel bookings, tax season).

If your business has short term needs for events like fundraisers, charities or natural disaster impacts, let us know. We can work with you to find a solutions that fits!
10Do you have any cancellation fees?
Answering Service Calls - No. You can cancel whenever you want. If you cancel, you will be billed for the current month and usage from the previous month, but you won’t be billed again.

Call Center Calls - Based on service agreement.
11Can I change answering service plans?
Yes! You are not locked into any plan. You can choose to upgrade or downgrade service at any time. Our plans are designed to your specifications, so our staff will always work with you to make sure you have what you need.
12Is there a setup fee for answering service calls?
Yes. There is a one-time fee of $50 to set up your account in our billing/ ticketing systems and create your scripting protocol.
13What if I choose the wrong answering service plan and go over my minutes?
Don’t worry, happens all the time! During your first 6 months of service with RFC Staffing & Virtual Solutions, we’ll automatically upgrade you to the cheapest plan for your usage.
14Is my information safe?
We take security seriously. Our call center is PCI compliant and we build layers of security that deter hackers and guard your site. All message information is protected with SSL encryption to keep your data safe.
15How do you bill?
We offer monthly billing and we only accept payments online. We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express via Stripe and PayPal protocols.
16Are the phones answered in my company name?
Yes! You decide how we answer your phones and what you want our agents to say. We are here to be an extension of your company with the same look and feel you specify.
17Do your operators work from their home or from an office?

All of our agents work from home.  Here is why...

1. Higher Agent Productivity
Many businesses don’t have the space to create separate areas for inbound customer support and outbound sales. At-home working completely eradicates problematic noise level issues and allows agents to work uninterrupted.

2. Improved Customer Service
Most people would agree that they can perform better in a more focused environment where concentrating on the task at hand is easier. Without interruptions from other staff members, our agent’s only priority becomes the customer. Customers appreciate this as well as they have the full attention of the agent and are not asked to constantly repeat themselves.

3. Wider Talent Pool
A busy contact or call center environment is not to everyone's cup of tea. In fact it could be a major deterrent for agent recruitment. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, we provide a flexible option for mixing onsite and remote workers seamlessly. And at-home working is an attractive choice for skilled staff who don't enjoy the busy contact center environment.

Remote work is also a great fit for people who have the perfect skills for the role but have family or other commitments. Home workers have the flexibility to do the school run or go to their appointments but can still log in and commit to their agreed hours. This creates a win/win situation by adding certain agents at certain times of day where you know you're likely to have peaks.

4. Increased Flexibility
Using home workers can help you to scale up and down in line with the needs of the business. Depending on the type of business you operate, you may have seasonal fluctuations and changing call patterns. With remote working, we have the flexibility to schedule our staff as needed making it far easier to manage seasonal peaks.

Cloud hosted contact center software lets us simply add additional agents on the fly so that they’re up and running in an instant.

5. Cost Savings
Equipment and office space isn’t cheap. Huge cost savings can be made by employing home workers. With a physical office, you need to be ready for the maximum number of agents that you'll ever need -- even if it's only a few days a year that you actually need that many. By utilizing some additional home workers you can help keep expenses related to space and infrastructure to a minimum.

And for a growing business, employing at-home workers allows you to expand without physically relocating.

6. Skill Retention, Staff Loyalty and Reduced Agent Turnover
Sometimes employees have an off-day where the last thing they want to do is face 50+ of their colleagues. We’ve all been there. And what about the occasional snow day? With remote work, employees can still be productive without requiring time off for unexpected issues.

Have you ever heard someone talk about how much they enjoy the drive to and from the office? At-home work alleviates the burden of commuting to the office, making for a happier employee. And happier staff leads to greater commitment and more motivation.

With the average age of a contact center employee being in the mid 20's, some of your more mature employees may have the best skills but don’t necessarily want to spend their day alongside staff members the same age as their children. Rather than leaving the business they may want to opt for home working.

Bottom line: Increased Employee Engagement = Increased Employee Retention AND Increased Customer Satisfaction ratings.

7. Visibility of Activity and Ownership
Home working, and the lack of insight into the employee’s activities, used to make managers nervous. But today’s cloud contact center system provides just as much insight and visibility into agent activity as if they were in the office. Any abnormal activity will be automatically detected and flagged and you can see at a glance what all of your agents are doing, wherever they are.

You'll also often find that agents working from home have an increased sense of ownership.

With a cloud contact center like RFC Staffing & Virtual Solutions, you can very quickly start to tap into these benefits. Forward thinking companies have been doing this for years and it's a trend that continues to grow. Reach out to one of our experts to talk about how we can help your business achieve its goals through our cloud contact center adoption.

18How do I route my callers to you so you can answer our phones?

It's easy to get your calls to RFC Staffing VS. We provide a new phone number with all our plans. You can either advertise this number directly, or if you already have a number that you want to use, you can forward it to your RFC Staffing VS number one of three ways:

  • Forward your calls to RFC Staffing VS all the time.
  • Forward your calls to RFC Staffing VS as needed.
  • Forward your calls on a ring-no-answer basis (calls will automatically rollover to RFC Staffing VS if you don't answer after 3 rings).
19Where are our calls answered? Are they outsourced to a foreign country?
NO – all calls are answered in the United States by our virtual agent team.