A Good Phone System is a Must for Any BusinessA Good Phone System is a Must for Any Business

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A Good Phone System is a Must for Any Business

When I decided to open a shop to sell my hand-made clothing and accessories, I knew I would learn a lot of lessons along the way, since I don't have a business background. One mistake I made when opening my shop was having just a single phone line. I really didn't think I needed an intricate phone system, as I just have a small shop. One day a customer came in my shop and told me she had been trying to call my shop for days, but she never received an answer. She told me the others had been calling too, and the rumor was that I had closed my shop. I learned that my single line was leading to unhappy customers and even rumors that I went out of business! I then invested in a good multi-line phone system and haven't missed a call since. Enjoy my blog!

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How to Get Better Services From an Answering Service

There are a lot of businesses out there that make use of answering services. In fact, you might be surprised if you knew how many businesses use these services. You could be thinking about making use of these professional services, and you're probably hoping that you will have a really good experience when doing so. These are some of the ways that you can get better services when you work with one of these companies.

Make Sure You Choose the Right Answering Service

First of all, you should think about the fact that the most effective thing that you can do to ensure good service from an answering service is to make sure that you hire the best answering service that you can. These are some of the criteria that you might want to keep in mind when determining whether or not you have chosen the right answering service:

  • Does the company offer 24-hour services? Are they available on weekends and holidays? Ideally, you will want to find an answering service that answers phone calls around the clock, every day of the week.
  • Has the answering service ever worked with companies like yours? If you run a medical office, for example, you will probably want to look for a company that regularly provides services for other businesses in the healthcare industry.
  • Do they charge affordable rates?
  • Have the workers been properly trained to handle phone calls professionally and efficiently?

Ask for Their Advice

Don't hesitate to ask for advice with things like your answering scripts when working with an answering service. You may find that they will have good advice for you, based on the number of phone calls that they probably handle for their clients.

Let Them Help You 

Some companies hire answering services just in case or for help outside of regular business hours, but they still sometimes continue to answer phone calls in-house whenever possible. However, you might not want to do this, especially if you want to take full advantage of the answering services that the company offers.

Instead, consider letting the answering service handle most or all of your company calls first. They can always forward certain types of calls to your office, based on the information that you provide. This can help you really cut down on the stress of dealing with all of the phone calls that come into your place of business, and you can make sure that all of your company phone calls are handled in a good, professional manner.