Telephone Call Centers Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 8/7/2017
SIC Codes: 7389
NAICS Codes: 56142
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Companies in this industry operate telephone call centers that provide telemarketing, customer care, and other outsourced business services on a contract basis. Major companies include Alorica, Conduent, Convergys, Sitel, and TeleTech (all based in the US), as well as Atento (Brazil), Teleperformance (France), and Transcom Worldwide (Luxembourg).

Global call center revenue exceeds $310 billion per year, according to JLL Research. The US, India, and the Philippines are leading sites for call center operations. Growth markets for the industry include countries such as Australia, China, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

The US telephone call center industry includes about 5,200 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $21 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is largely driven by consumer spending and business activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficiency of operations. Big companies have the scale to provide services to large corporate customers. Small companies can compete successfully for small and midsized customers, because there are few economies of scale. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for about 55% of revenue.

Companies in the industry may lose business to potential customers that choose to conduct call center operations in house; they may also compete with business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT services companies. The industry has been sharply affected in recent years by regulatory controls on telemarketing practices and strong competition from offshore operators, ...

 
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