In many organizations, sales is the most important part of business. It may come as a surprise that most salespeople claim that their company makes it difficult to meet quotas. Sales people who spend half their time performing administration duties have nothing to look forward to but lower sales numbers which affects your bottom line.
Small businesses trying to save money can find it difficult when building their online presence. Getting a phone number, buying image stock and providing videos can be time consuming and expensive. However, you can combat these costs to create a great looking website without gutting your marketing budget. Continue reading
In the telecommunications industry, a DID number is a direct inward dial number. 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. Continue reading
Did you know that if your company has an 800 phone line, you could have a competitive advantage? With a toll free phone line for your business, you will consistently capture the phone number of your inbound callers. It’s much more difficult for callers to hide where the call is originating when they call your toll free number. This is largely due to the accounting system associated with toll free phone lines. Since the company, or receiver of the call, is paying for the incoming call, the point of origin has to be known in order to bill appropriately. Continue reading
The telephone has been an incredibly important tool for businesses, since its inception. With each new development in telephone technology, new applications for business use arise. One of the most important options offered by telephone service providers is the 800 number or toll-free number. It allows customers to make a call to your business at no charge to them. Offering a toll-free number increases the likelihood that a potential customer will pick up the phone to at least ask questions, so the door is then open for your sales staff to close the sale. Continue reading
A professional business phone gives your company an edge over the competition in so many ways. It ensures that you portray the kind of image you want your business to have. A small business phone that is professional and high-quality ensures that every customer, no matter when they call, gets exceptional service.
Imagine that you call a company about a recently purchased service subscription. When you can’t solve the activation problems on your own, you decide to call the 800 customer service phone number. The answering message greets you with a welcome and then states “Your call is important to us. Please hold.” After waiting on hold for more than 10 minutes, you are connected with a customer service agent. That agent doesn’t know how to solve your problem and transfers you to another department. Your on-hold time starts all over again. Once you repeat all of your information and problem history again to the new agent, you are suddenly disconnected from the call. Continue reading
The recent snowstorms along the east coast have been particularly detrimental to “normal” life. Numerous businesses have been adversely affected. It’s times like these that having remote operations capability becomes all the more important, and cloud-based telephony is a great way to get there. Continue reading
A vanity number is a combination of alphanumeric characters and numbers, such as 1-800-FLOWERS. This customized combo takes the place of a traditional phone number and is often utilized to make your business’ phone number instantly recognizable and memorable. While a vanity number could be locally based, 555-CARS for instance, it is often built on the toll-free platform where there are seven customizable digits, instead of just four. Continue reading
Getting in touch with a “real” person at some companies is getting more and more difficult. Numerous companies, particularly those that are primarily web-based such as Microsoft, Google, or Amazon, make it nearly impossible to find a phone number for a customer service line. In part, this transition is due to increased Internet access by consumers. With more customers online, companies have an easier time directing customer service questions to forums or frequently asked question pages. But, is this increasingly popular tactic the right choice for your business?