About Us

Merchants, Design and deliver integrated customer experience
Merchants, Exceptional Service
Merchants, Contact Services, Exceptional Experience
Merchants, Professional Excellence, Client Commitment, Partnerships
Merchants, Client and Customer First
Merchants is a leading Customer Management Outsourcing solution provider specialising in delivering exceptional customer experiences.  We are pioneers in the contact centre industry with almost 35 years of experience in designing, building and operating contact centres around the world on behalf of blue chip clients.  Our services and solutions are built on tried and trusted models, systems and processes that are based on best practice standards. 

We are passionate about people. Our ability to attract the best talent, coupled with our rich history of success and innovation across different industries around the world, is what differentiates us from our competitors.

We think, design and deliver integrated customer experiences.
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We believe it’s our responsibility to develop the next generation of future employees, and bridge the gap between existing leaders and a young workforce.  For us, this commitment forms the cornerstone for the success of our business and our country’s future.  

With this in mind, Merchants proactively invests time and effort in developing the ambition and leadership skills of young people, both within and beyond our organisation. Through active involvement and commitment at a strategic level, we’re already seeing a difference - both in job creation opportunities and business growth - and a positive impact on the wider community.​

By engaging with our communities we are able to find and attract young talent, and the creation of sustainable employment opportunities helps us build trust and credibility with our society and its people.  ​​​

Our commitment to youth development and employment promotes active citizenship and helps bring meaning and purpose to all our people to become ‘agents of change’.  It also helps us build a rich talent pool and position ourselves as an employer of choice to achieve business success in the long term.​​​

History & Milestones

Merchants started operations in the United Kingdom in 1981 as the first private UK telemarketing company.  We published the first Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report in 1997, the same year we were acquired by Dimension Data.  

We are the pioneers in creating and developing South Africa as an offshore destination of choice and have designed built and operated contact centres in partnership with blue chip clients around the world in our almost 35 years of operation.​

We have brought three contact centres from three different continents to South African shores.  Watch our video to find out more about the landmarks in our journey. ​​

Who we are

Our vision is unprecedented employee, client and customer satisfaction globally.

With almost 35 years of experience in managing contact centre operations across the globe, we are proud of our ability to deliver real business value through our exceptional people, best practice models, processes and leading technologies.We are wholly owned by Dimension Data - a global specialist IT service and solution provider, and NTT  - one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the world.

Dimension Data 

Dimension Data was founded in 1983 at the inception of networked communications with a simple vision – to do great things. ​

Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures.  ​Today they are positioned at the forefront of networking and communications in over 50 countries on five continents around the world. 


Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (“NTT”) is one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the world.  It provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimise the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises, which are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure network reaching over 150 countries, and over 120 secure data centres. ​​

Our People