Common receives thousands of inbound calls weekly from potential renters seeking more information about coliving and rental options. Their service offering demands real-time engagement for success. However, many customers call during non-business hours – nights and weekends. They had trouble hiring and maintaining Sales Development Representatives (SDRs), especially finding support for peak hours. Hence, this created a substantial weekly backlog, where internal employees working standard shifts were consistently playing catch up. As a result, they looked externally to supplement their internal staff needs.
Common hired The Selling Factory to promptly hire, train, and implement staff for their high-call volume hours over their peak season. They needed thousands of calls made during nights and weekends to minimize lost opportunities and increase customer conversions. The Selling Factory’s fractional SDR model could support evening and weekend call volume. The Selling Factory offered Common a highly efficient approach to manage this large volume during the peak hours. Additionally, another asset that the TSF team provides is a similar population demographic that offers a more relatable experience for potential renters. Primarily, TSF started with 1 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) team (4 students). Then, the success of the campaign increased FTEs to 3 (12 students) in month 3 and 5 (20 students) in month 4.
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“The Selling Factory was fundamental for us to get through our peak seasons. We were challenged to fill, and maintain, our internal SDR roles which kept us from scaling as quickly as we wanted to. With TSF as a trusted partner, we can focus fully on growth. They quickly ramped up to handle inbound volume previously untouched. Beyond exceeding expectations, their talented students and seasoned leadership were transparent and collaborative at all times.”
Eric Rodriguez, Senior Vice President of Operations, Common
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