Why choose a call center in Guatemala Central America as your outsourcing location? In today’s business reality, outsourcing customer service has become a standard not only for larger companies but medium and smaller companies as well. When looking to outsource there are a myriad of options so choosing wisely has the biggest impact to the success of the outsourcing relationship.
If you are outsourcing less than 500 agents, your best bet is to outsource with a medium to smaller outsource provider. The reason I say this is because it’s better to be a more significant client for an outsource provider as opposed to a small customer for a mammoth multinational company. The attention your business will receive and the management that you will be provided with will outclass middle and lower management that you will be dealing with from larger multinational outsourcers.
Guatemala makes a perfect nearshore outsourcing destination due to the fact that GuateCall is situated here J. Outside of that, there are some key benefits to Guatemala as an outsourcing destination such as:
- The largest workforce in Central America
- Over 70% of the population is under the age of 30
- Over 15 universities with more than 170,000 enrolled students
- Central Time Zone
- Cultural affinity to the U.S.
- Quick direct flights from multiple U.S. cities
- Fastest internet connectivity speeds to U.S.
- Experienced talent that has serviced multiple Fortune 100 companies
So as you can see, Guatemalan call center agents are not only more educated than the majority of their counterparts but also have the experience dealing with major accounts so the training time as well as understanding of the service levels required are already understood. Guatemalans also have a very neutral Spanish accent which allows them to be more easily understood by Spanish speakers from all over the world.
Guatemalan call center agents share a strong cultural affinity to the United States and Canada. This is due to the large amount of people who travel to and from Guatemala every year. Many Guatemalan call center agents have family members living in the U.S. and Canada and are very familiar with the culture. Guatemala also has lots of U.S. Franchises as well so from food, clothing, cinema and much more, Guatemalan’s are very much in touch with the same brands and services as their North American counterparts.
Company executives have realized the outsourcing gem that Guatemala has become and with cost savings of up to 50% from their U.S. counterparts, the ROI of outsourcing to Guatemala is a no brainer. So when you are looking for highly qualified, tenured agents that are bilingual in English and Spanish, look no further than Guatemala Central America.
This article was written by Perry Silber, COO of GuateCall. GuateCall is a Near-shore contact center provider of multi-channel bilingual services located In Guatemala, Central America. If you would like to learn more about GuateCall, please reach out to me at 713-474-2222 Ext 116 or by e-mail Perry@Guatecall.com