Answering services for small businesses is a surefire way to grow a company’s reputation and to help them boost their profits. This is something which we have seen take place time and time again and there is no reason why such a service cannot help out your small business. As a small business each penny spent must be carefully considered, but when that money is going to be spent on on something which has a record of bringing with it success, it makes for a very smart investment indeed.
Answering services are easy to install and they will instantly take pressure off the business. These are the benefits that this service brings which ultimately helps to boost profits.
Even a quick, 30 second phone call which one of your members of staff needs to take and redirect can knock them out of the rhythm of what they were ding for a number of minutes, such is the human mind. Now imagine if this were to happen 10 times per dat, you could potentially lose 40 minutes of productivity, and that is just one member of staff. Multiply this problem by all your team and you will soon begin to see just how unproductive answering calls in-house is. Using a service and ensure that the only calls your staff get, are for them directly.
Round The Clock
It simply isn’t possible that your business can stay open around the clock but that doesn’t mean that your customers should lose out as a result. If they have a query after closing time then they should still be able to speak to someone and leave a message, otherwise you run the risk of losing a sale. Having an answering service on your side means that you are going to be able to maintain the customer and they will come back when it is time to open again.
Brand imaging and an improved reputation is all down to appearances and if someone calls your business and speaks with a highly professional service, they are going to note that in their mind. All of this means that they are likely to think better of your business and certainly believe that you have a professional operation.
Saturday afternoon, the store is full of customers with queries, returns and trying to buy items, and you have a customer trying to get through to find out if you have some products in stock. Instead of sending the call to voicemail or ignoring it altogether, you and your team can continue to deal with the customers in the store and allow the answering service to take care of the customer on the phone, ensuring that everyone is happy.
No more lost sales, messages received on time and accurately, around the clock care for your customers and a high level of customer service. This is exactly how an answering service can boost the sales of a small business.