More businesses than ever are hiring remote workers to handle some or all of their incoming phone calls. In particular, rapid growth organizations and start-up businesses are jumping on the bandwagon because the costs associated with hiring a virtual receptionist service vs. someone who operates from within the business itself is much more economic and involves less risk.
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Over the last decade or so, technology has evolved by leaps and bounds. Phone automation has also taken advantage of the advancements in technology, but that’s not necessarily a good thing when it comes to top-notch customer service.
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In specialized industries like contracting, legal services or health care; you’re accustomed to vernacular that the average consumer is not. Not many people know the ins and outs of the medical field like someone who is in it, and this is important to keep in mind while you’re communicating with your potential customers. If you are speaking over their head, this can make the consumer feel uneasy, like they might be taken advantage of if they don't understand what you are saying. Instead, you should be focusing on ways to build trust between the typical caller in your community and your brand. There are many ways to do this, here are a few:
Your community is full of thousands, or even millions, of potential customers for your business. How can you harness those people? First, you need to get them interested in your company. When a potential customer discovers your brand and reaches out to you, either by phone or digitally, for more information, they become a Lead. Those Leads are then pulled in by your quality service and products, and make the big jump to being a customer.
Restaurant professionals are among the busiest people around. Because of that, you’re on call 24/7 and your potential customers know it. That means it can be really hard to catch a break, even during the “slow” seasons. For many busy professionals trying to sell equipment to restaurants, signing up with an answering service company can be a game-changer. Not only can you feel confident that your answering service is catching the calls when you’re in the middle of a sales pitch, they can act like a virtual receptionist answering on nights and weekends as well. Your benefits from an answering service include:
The commercial refrigeration business can be a tough industry. Afterall, your calls don’t stop at 5pm and give you the weekends off. If a restaurant’s deep freezer goes down, that means you need to answer the call and get there fast- even if it’s 11 pm. But that doesn’t mean you need to be the one answering these late night calls. Bring in a qualified, professional answering service to help! Hiring a 24/7 answering service to field your commercial refrigeration business’s calls will mean you never miss potential revenue again. Here’s how to do it:
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The restaurant industry is huge in America, bringing in trillions to the economy every year and employing close to 10% of the population. While it may not be the most glamourous side of it, companies that service restaurant equipment are a vital part of keeping this industry going. You are the unsung heroes! Whether you’re servicing freezers, deep fryers, walk-in coolers, or ovens, the restaurants in your area need your expertise to keep serving their customers.
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It does not matter if your medical office is small or large, a live answering service can be extremely beneficial. It is highly important that your patients’ needs are met, and they will appreciate the fact that they can reach your company when they need to- even during the night. When you make the decision to hire a live answering service, you are gaining the help of professionals who will treat your medical office like their own. They will become like a staff member, and your clients’ needs will be met efficiently. Good medical answering services recruit highly trained professionals who know and understand the importance of each phone call that comes into an office. Incorporating after-hours telephone services as a part of your health care providing options will:
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In the commercial refrigeration business, missed calls mean missed profits. Put yourself in the shoes of your potential customers. If you are the owner of a restaurant and your deep freezer goes down with thousands of dollars of food inside, you need to get it fixed ASAP. The first thing you’d do is find a commercial refrigeration company. Maybe you’d go online or thumb your way through the phonebook, find the nearest candidate and pick up the phone. But what happens if your call goes to voicemail? You wouldn’t wait for the frozen foods to start spoiling, you’d phone the next guy right away. Why is that important? Because the first guy just lost himself a sale. Don’t let that first guy be you!
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Are your phones ringing off the hook, distracting your already busy staff from their main job functions? Or maybe you are out on a job and missing important calls that you never have time to take? Missed calls, failure to return messages, or distracted team members will all ultimately equal a loss of quality and diminish your business reputation. These scenarios are easy to avoid by simply hiring a call answering service. But will your clients or patients be able to tell their call was outsourced? No! Here’s a few ways your professional remote receptionists will be just like one of your own staff members: