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Porting Your Business Number? Here’s What You Need to Know

Number porting gives businesses the option of transferring their existing numbers to another service provider. This process has many advantages, including the following:

But there are some things you should know before you transfer your business number. We will cover a few key considerations and benefits of number porting, and what you can expect when you move your current toll-free numbers to 800response.

According to the FCC, number porting may not always be possible when moving from one geographic location to another. However, this applies to local numbers only, and there are exceptions. We will cover local number porting in a future post. In the meantime, you can read the FCC’s number porting guide for more details. Or you can always contact us to learn about our local number porting options…. Read more » 

How We Helped Businesses Survive 2020

Unprecedented. Crazy. Challenging.

These are just some of the words to describe this past year. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced people to change the way they do many things. And this is especially true for their businesses.

From moving workforces to remote locations to offering more online services, businesses have adapted to the new circumstances. However, with specific tools in their arsenal, many businesses have figured out how to not only survive, but also thrive…. Read more » 

Attracting New Customers During COVID-19

Not surprisingly, your customers are your best resource for attracting new business. It’s more important than ever for companies to understand and connect with their clientele. Why?

Because it’s easier to attract and retain customers who feel that the company cares about them as people, and not just as consumers. And businesses can take a variety of approaches to get that message across. In this post, we’ll discuss a few simple methods for attracting new customers, even in a pandemic…. Read more » 

Top 5 Must-Have Features in a Lead Generation and Tracking Solution

Lead generation and tracking campaign success are two of the biggest priorities for today’s businesses. Growing sales pipelines with qualified leads requires a deeper understanding of your marketing performance. But with so many options for lead generation and tracking tools to help meet these priorities, choosing the best solution can be difficult. Here are the top five features to look for when considering a lead generation and tracking solution.

When generating leads, toll-free vanity numbers are incredibly effective. Not only are they proven to be 14 times easier to recall than numeric numbers in advertising; they also increase brand awareness. Memorable vanity numbers will help consumers remember your businesses when they need specific goods or services. Ultimately, this results in generating more inbound leads. Additionally, vanity numbers help qualify leads…. Read more » 

What’s the Difference Between Repeat Callers and Unique Callers?

Each call tracking number from 800response comes with 20 detailed call tracking reports to help our customers obtain valuable business and caller insights. Two of these reports—the Repeat Caller Detail and Unique Caller Detail—offer many benefits if you know how to use them. This post will explain the difference between repeat callers and unique callers, and how to use call tracking reports to improve your advertising strategies and close sales…. Read more » 

3 Custom Reports to Boost & Convert Inbound Leads

No two businesses are exactly the same. That’s why your lead generation, tracking, and analytics tools should be customizable. At 800response, our solutions provide users with the flexibility to customize reports to meet their unique business needs. Here are just three reports from 800response that can be adapted to help you get more inbound leads, and turn them into customers.

Whether you want to route calls to different locations or within the office, 800response has you covered. We can route incoming calls to the nearest office site based on the caller’s zip code or area code. We also offer geo-based call routing, which identifies the physical location of callers and routes them accordingly (very handy for cell phone calls). … Read more » 

Quality Management Made Easy with Sentiment Analysis

Employee-customer interactions are a key part of a business’s success, particularly over-the-phone interactions. These conversations can have a profound impact on the customer experience. That’s why many businesses use call recording and speech analytics tools to enhance quality management.

But how a person says something can be just as important as what was said in the conversation. Many of us have heard someone say one thing, but the person’s tone of voice indicated something entirely different. That’s why analyzing customer tone during phone conversations is a crucial part of creating an exceptional customer experience. A sentiment analytics solution helps improve quality management in the following ways: … Read more » 

Qualify and Manage Leads with Consumer Profiles

Call tracking data is a great tool to use for this first step. This data includes caller demographics, such as callers’ names, addresses, home value, and more. But what if you could obtain even more detailed data?

You can with Consumer Profiles. This feature provides access to more in-depth information on your inbound leads to gain a comprehensive understanding of every new prospect. Once you have this information, you can determine the best way to turn those prospects into customers. Consumer profiles can help manage leads in the following ways:… Read more » 

Your Startup Should Be Using Vanity Phone Numbers: Here’s Why

Small businesses, particularly ones that are fairly new, need people to take notice of them and what they offer. And they have to do so in a way that really distinguishes them from larger businesses that are more recognizable to people. The most effective way to accomplish this is to use vanity phone numbers in advertising. Vanity phone numbers help small businesses in the following ways:

Studies show that vanity numbers used in multi-channel advertising can increase inbound lead generation by 25 – 50%. The reason for this is that vanity phone numbers are far easier to remember than numeric phone numbers. People are nine times more likely to recall a vanity 800 number compared to a numeric toll-free phone number. This not only puts a business at the front of people’s minds when they need a particular product or service, but it also provides them with a fast and convenient way to contact the business. A vanity 800 number can help small businesses be truly unforgettable…. Read more » 

Turn Calls into Sales with Interaction Analytics

That’s why it’s so important to be aware of how employees handle inbound calls. Call recording is a commonly used tool, but listening to every individual conversation can be time-consuming. Fortunately, with an interaction analytics solution, you can quickly and easily obtain valuable information from each call. Here are just some of the benefits interaction analytics provide:

An interaction analytics solution includes tools that scan each phone conversation to detect specific words and phrases. This provides insights into why callers have a negative or positive reaction. And speech to text transcriptions can make the process even more convenient…. Read more »