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Telemarketing & Call Centers in the US: Market Research Report

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Telemarketing & Call Centers Market Research Report | NAICS 56142 | Oct 2016

Outbound calls: Demand for high-value operators will increase revenue, but offshoring will limit growth

The Telemarketing & Call Centers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising corporate profit will enable clients to increase their use of industry services
  • More call centers are using technology such as voice recognition software to increase productivity
  • New technologies, such as web-enabled call centers, will lower labor costs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Telemarketing and Call Centers industry has experienced steady growth over the past five years as the US economy picked up traction. The domestic industry has largely been outsourcing operations to low-wage countries for a number of years, which has historically resulted in limited growth. In line with healthy growth, call centers have increasingly used technological advancements, including cloud-based systems, social media, voice recognition software and other broadband-enabled technology, to become more efficient. As technology becomes less costly and more accessible for industry operators, numerous new entrants have been enticed into the industry... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Operators in the Telemarketing and Call Centers industry provide a variety of domestic and international clients with inbound call services such as technical support and customer assistance, as well as outbound call services such as fundraising and debt collection. Over the five years to 2016, industry performance has been steady, as the strengthening economy bolstered demand for call center services. Industry operators have benefited from an increase in profitability from downstream clients. In the five years to 2016, corporate profitability is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 1.6%, resulting in higher demand for industry services as businesses seek to broaden their consumer base and expand sales. How.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to provide services in diverse locations
  • Provision of superior sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and commerce sales in the Telemarketing & Call Centers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide telemarketing services on a contract or fee basis. Telemarketers use telephone or email to promote clients’ products or services, take orders, solicit contributions or provide information on behalf of clients. Moreover, call centers provide phone-based services and assistance to customers of clients. Industry operators do not own the products or provide the services they represent.

    Industry Products
    Telemarketing Customer serviceTechnical supportDebt collection
    Industry Activities
    Providing telephone answering servicesProviding contract or fee-basis telemarketing servicesProviding wakeup call servicesProviding voice mailbox servicesProviding telephone solicitation servicesProviding message servicesProviding customer service via call centers

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • commerce sales
  • Consumer spending
  • Outsourcing for the Telemarketing and Call Centers industry
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Offshoring
  • Center development
  • Call regulations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology trends
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Public Administration
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • IT Consulting
  • Office Supply Stores
  • VoIP
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Products & Services
  • Customer service
  • Telemarketing
  • Technical support
  • Other
  • Debt collection
  • Chart: Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunications and IT
  • Other
  • Retail
  • Banking and finance
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Telemarketing & Call Centers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    West Corporation
    Convergys Corporation
  • Table: West Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Convergys Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Telemarketing & Call Centers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Telemarketing & Call 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 profits (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A call center employee.
  • Business To Business (B2b)
  • Transactions that take place between businesses.
  • Cross-Sell
  • Selling an additional product or service to an existing customer.
  • Honeypot
  • A trap set to detect, deflect or counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems.
  • Initial Public Offering (Ipo)
  • The issuing of a company's common stock to the public for the first time.
  • 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.
  • Up-Sell
  • Selling a more expensive product or upgrade to a customer.

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    This report on Telemarketing & Call Centers:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Telemarketing & Call 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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