Make Voicemail Work to Your Advantage
Posted by Tollfreenumber.ORG at May 16th, 2014
Most people have cell phones by now and, as a result, most of those people have voicemail so just about everyone is just as familiar with how voicemail works as they are when it doesn’t. You know what I’m talking about; you call someone and get this message: ‘Sorry but the voice mailbox of the person you are trying to reach is full and cannot hold anymore messages. Goodbye!” That’s so annoying, even more so when you’re trying to get a hold of a business. How unprofessional! What are you more likely to do, wait a while and try again or call another business instead? Personally, I’d do the latter and I’m sure there are plenty of people that agree with me. That begs the question, how much business is lost because of situations just like this one? It’s really hard to say for sure but in a recent study conducted by the nonpartisan Toll-Free Advisory Committee, phone systems analysts have estimated that anywhere from $8.2 – 9.4 million is lost annually by small businesses (collectively) due to poor understanding of phone systems alone. That’s a truly astounding figure and explains why so many small businesses fail in their first year.
Of course we’re not suggesting that voicemail issues such as the one we mentioned above are solely responsible for that staggering figure but it is one small part of a rampant problem. How are we to resolve such a dilemma? The answer isn’t all that complicated. In fact, toll free services providers like Tollfreenumber.ORG have been providing voicemail to email functionality for years. This means that you can set up a professional sounding greeting for your business that is completely separate from your personal cell phone message. Then, when a customer calls your toll free 1-800 number and leaves a message, that message is saved as an audio file which is then emailed to you. You’ll never have to worry about mixing up business calls with personal ones nor that your inbox is full and can’t take new messages, thereby costing you valuable new revenue. That’s right – our system is equipped to hold years worth of messages so you can even go back and re-listen to old ones! And with seamless integration with both iOS and Android platforms, those messages can be accessed on the fly in audio or written form.
It’s never been easier to manage your business from anywhere. Call us today at 1-800-951-9411 to find out how a toll free 1-800 number from Tollfreenumber.ORG can revolutionize the way you do business!