Quite a bit of research has been done on music played while customers are on hold. Handling on-hold time well can lead to higher levels of customer satisfaction, so it’s worth spending some time considering your options. Continue reading
Are your customers getting frustrated when they are greeted by your auto attendant? Are they hanging up the phone before leaving a message or listening to the options? If so, you might want to consider tweaking your auto attendant settings. Continue reading
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Many businesses give a lot of thought to the visual components of their brand, but spend very little time considering their audio branding needs. Audio branding has numerous benefits that will only strengthen your visual efforts. Audio branding can help clarify your organization’s vision as well as encourage employees and customers make deeper connections with your brand. For example, imagine a MGM film without the lion’s roar or an Intel commercial without the short, electronic tune. Both of these audio components help make the brand memorable. Continue reading
Spam is an increasing problem both for emails and phone calls. Cheap long distance rates mean that unscrupulous marketers can set up banks of “robo callers” to dial literally every phone number combination. Why are they doing this? Most likely in an attempt to compile databases of working numbers and make note of whether a person answered or not. Continue reading
Use your auto attendant to impress your customers. Dialing a number only to be greeted by a recording does not need to be a frustrating experience. Implement these 6½ tips to help greet customers, route calls, and provide needed information. Continue reading
One of our clients, Tim, the owner of a property management company, had this dilemma. “My receptionists are good, but they don’t know everything. I have some recorded messages prepared for the most common problems my customers have, for example, their rental may have an issue with the fireplace, satellite TV, hot tub, etc. I set up an after hours menu for guests to access this menu driven system (i.e. “if you have problems with your hot tub, press ” etc.). Continue reading
Direct Inward Dial, or DID, allows you to add extra toll free or local numbers to your account. These additional numbers can then be attached to specific user extensions. Callers who have this direct number can bypass the auto attendant, allowing them to directly reach the person assigned to that extension. Additional DID lines can be added to your Halloo account for $4.95 per month, and can be either local or toll-free numbers. Continue reading