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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 » 

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 » 

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 » 

5 Ways to Use Call Tracking Software to Shape Future Advertising & Marketing Strategies

You’ve invested a large amount of time and money into your advertising campaigns to create the most effective strategies. But you haven’t come up with a way to measure the results. Or maybe the tools you’re using don’t quite “measure” up. Call tracking software is affordable, easy-to-use, and it can help you track the campaigns that are bringing in the most leads. This is ultimately the best way to shape future advertising and marketing campaigns.

When implementing a new marketing campaign, your goals should focus on a specific end-result: How much revenue will it bring in? How much will it increase sales? Once you’ve established this target, you can then determine the data needed to measure and evaluate a campaign’s performance…. Read more » 

Supporting Customer Service Departments in the Wake of the Coronavirus

Of course, even in normal circumstances, almost everyone has had a bad customer service experience. It’s bad enough when it happens then. But it’s especially bad for businesses already struggling, especially when people have more time on their hands to share bad reviews online. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that customer service departments consistently provide excellent service to callers. Here are some common stumbling blocks, and their solutions.

Long wait times are arguably one of the biggest complaints from callers. Studies show that callers will hang up after a certain amount of time. What’s worse is that an already angry caller will either hang up and call back even angrier, or hang up and never call again. Without a way to retrieve missed calls, businesses will lose customers and potentially, new revenue…. Read more » 

3 Ways Call Routing Can Work For You While You Work From Home

800response has helped our customers meet these challenges using the call routing services that we have offered for years. From rerouting calls to remote agents to anticipating customer concerns, we’re helping businesses like yours adjust to the shifting landscape of COVID-19.

Here are three ways call routing can work for you while you and your employees work from home.

While there are various advanced routing tools to direct your incoming calls to different store locations, you can also route them to other locations in any manner you choose. You can have the call ring to the agents in a round-robin fashion, route all calls to ring to a single agent, or prompt callers with a message that allows them to select the right person for the call. So rather than changing your tracking numbers, you just have to decide how you want to reroute those calls…. Read more » 

How Recording Calls Reduces Agent Attrition & Other Benefits

Business owners typically have 3 main goals. They want to ensure that employees have the tools needed to succeed, to provide an exceptional customer experience, and to maintain a positive brand image. Recording calls and using insights from customer interactions can achieve all of this.

Implementing a call recording solution has become standard practice for many businesses, yet its value often remains unknown. If you’re considering a call recording solution, or you’re already recording calls but haven’t explored all of its applications, here are just a few benefits of call recording. … Read more » 

Three Hidden Benefits of Call Transcription

Speech to text transcription converts audio to text so that managers can quickly scan the calls instead of listening to the entire recording. Searchable call transcriptions make it even easier to monitor calls for quality. Managers can search all calls for specific words and phrases within a determined date range. This is far more accurate and efficient than manual call monitoring. … Read more » 

3 Reasons Businesses Should Use Call Tracking Numbers

Even when searching for information about a business online, most people choose to reach out to the business via a phone call. But technology and call tracking numbers have allowed phone calls to evolve beyond simply being an effective means of communication.

With call tracking technology, businesses are able to access valuable data on all of their incoming calls – data which can help greatly improve their sales and marketing efforts. Here are just some of the ways call tracking can benefit companies of all sizes and in any industry…. Read more » 

Setting Goals for Your Small Business

Setting goals for your small business is a never ending quest. You must continuously pursue your objectives, and that requires continual progress on multiple fronts. What will likely make or break your efforts is how well you can set short- and long-term goals.

When you understand the nuances of what goes into goal-setting and achieving, it won’t matter what obstacles stand in your way, because you’ll be in an optimal position to tackle them.

Here is some advice for any small business owner looking to create better goals and meet them…. Read more »