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5 Tips in Finding the Right Service Provider for Your Business

by: Mary Christine Galang

Thursday, August 31, 2017 |

Choosing the right service provider for your business is crucial to ensuring that your products and services are delivered efficiently and comply with industry and your quality standards. Although there's an abundance of choices around, there will always be one that will stand out in the pack.

Your guide to finding the right service provider for your business

Here are five tips for selecting the best service provider for your needs.

  1. Assess your company's needs. Conduct an assessment of the areas and processes your business needs, as it will help you look for a service provider that can handle all these. In that way, even though you are turning over functions to a third party, it is much easier to maintain the necessary control rather than having different firms handling specific functions only. This will also enable you to estimate the costs needed and allocate resources for it properly.
  2. Choose a provider with a solid reputation. Your service provider is essentially your partner, and it goes without saying that you wouldn't put your company at risk with someone who you can't trust to begin with. Learn everything about your prospect provider, including their status in the industry. Find out who they've worked for and obtain references and their reviews.
  3. Check your price points. Look for a company that offers competitive rates. One of the key benefits of outsourcing is being able to reduce your costs. But at the same time, ensure that the quality of their work is able to comply with your standards. There’s no use in sacrificing the level of quality that your customers expect from you if it’s going to cost you your customers anyway. 
  4. Learn about the efficiency of service. One of the advantages of outsourcing is ensuring continuity of business and still maintaining high standards. Having 24/7 support allows you to boost productivity and expand your reach. 
  5. Ensure that there are no miscommunications. Communication is key to an effective partnership. And that is not just between you and your service provider, but between you and your customers. Remember, they are essentially an extension of your company and your reputation is always on the line. But in the most basic sense, if your service provider cannot effectively communicate with your customers, then you are just wasting resources. Countries like the Philippines have long been preferred by foreign businesses and investors for many reasons, including their well-educated, English-fluent workforce.

Contact MicroSourcing today and explore opportunities to grow your business with a variety of services we provide.

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