Well served: Revenue is rising moderately, but technological change has constrained profit

The Customer Care Services industry has experienced steady growth in the five years to 2016, as the US economy gradually expanded. Early growth during this five-year period was also driven by federal commitments and incentives. This trend has resulted in a short-term boost for the industry with several companies reshoring operations, and several new operators entering the market. Over the next five years, a large portion of industry operators will continue to offshore operations to emerging economies with lower labor costs. Nevertheless, new broadband technology will continue to increase the competitiveness of US operators, enabling them to attract a greater amount of new clients...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.2%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
250,421
Businesses
2,853
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Profitability has been variable, due to technological change, relocation of operations and government assistance
  • The FCC announced its intention to create call center jobs by creating competitive domestic operating costs
  • The pressure to offshore operations is a constant threat to the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Customer Care Centers industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2021, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, as measured by industry value added, is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.0%, which is only slightly slower than projected US GDP growth at an annualized rate of 2.0% over the same period. Typically, growth comparable to the overall economy indicates an industry is in its mature phase. Nevertheless, this industry is very sensitive to technological innovation, and for this reason, exhibits a high degree of change, subject to both growth opportunities and contractionary pressures.This industry has some characteristics of a declining industry. Rec...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Customer Care Centers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Customer Care Centers Industry are

  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Access to quality personnel management
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Consumer spending in the Customer Care Centers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Customer Care Centers Industry?

    Industry operators answer inbound telephone calls regarding customer queries and tech support.

    Industry Products
  • Customer account activation, billing and logistical inquiries
  • Inbound customer complaints
  • Inbound technical support
  • Cross-selling, up-selling and service renewals
  • Outbound debt, collections and payment inquiries
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Activating customer accounts
  • Responding to billing and logistical inquiries
  • Responding to inbound customer complaints
  • Responding to technical support inquiries
  • Providing cross-selling, up-selling and contract renewal services
  • Providing outbound debt, collections and payment inquiries
  • Providing customer satisfaction surveys
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Consumer spending
  • Number of businesses
  • commerce sales
  • Private investment in computers and software

  • Current Performance
  • Government support
  • Automation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Offshoring
  • Expanding US economy
  • Automation
  • Table: Customer Care Centers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Customer Care Centers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Information
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • IT Consulting
  • Office Supply Stores
  • VoIP
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Customer account activation, billing and logistical inquiries
  • Cross-selling, up-selling and service renewals
  • Inbound customer complaints
  • Inbound technical support
  • Outbound debt, collections and payment inquiries
  • Other services
  • Chart: Customer Care Centers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Communications
  • Other
  • Technology
  • Retail and consumer
  • Financial services
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Customer Care Centers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Customer Care Centers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Customer Care Centers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Convergys CorporationTeleTech Holdings Inc.TeleperformanceSykes Enterprises Inc.
  • Table: Convergys Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: TeleTech Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Teleperformance - financial performance
  • Table: Sykes Enterprises Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Customer Care Centers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Customer Care Centers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Corporate profit (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Offshoring
  • Relocating domestic services to cheaper labor-cost countries like China or India to service domestic clients.
  • Robocall
  • A phone call that uses a computerized autodialer to deliver a pre-recorded message, as if from a robot.
  • Voip
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) refers to delivery of telecommunications and multimedia communication services over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Customer Care Centers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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