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800 vs. 888 Toll-Free Numbers – What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever asked, what’s the difference between toll-free 800 vs. 888 numbers, you’re not alone. The short answer is nothing. It’s been proven that American consumers equate toll-free numbers in advertising with established, credible businesses, regardless of the toll-free prefix. But over the years, the stock of toll-free 800 numbers has grown smaller, making 888 numbers the next best toll-free number option for businesses…. Read more » 

Common Misperceptions About Vanity 800 Numbers

Are you hesitant to use vanity 800 numbers in your advertising because you think they are no longer relevant? Or do you think adding vanity numbers to your marketing mix is too much of an investment in time and money? If you answered yes to either question, you’re one of the many people who share common misperceptions about vanity 800 numbers.

But that’s okay, because we’re here to give you the inside scoop on using vanity numbers for your business. If you’re considering a toll-free or vanity 800 number for your advertising efforts, don’t let these common misperceptions deter you from reaping the benefits of vanity numbers…. Read more » 

Vanity Toll Free Numbers Help Home Improvement Businesses Spring Forward

Spring is back! For many people that means flowers, butterflies, and other signs of new life. And it means new revenue opportunities for home improvement businesses. Homeowners often turn to professionals to help with their spring/summer projects. So how can you guarantee they’ll reach out to your home improvement business?

One way is to use vanity toll free numbers in your marketing campaigns. Vanity numbers are proven to have a higher recall rate than numerical numbers. People tend to remember them days, weeks, or even months after seeing or hearing them. No wonder they boost lead generation and increase inbound calls by 25-50%. A vanity number also helps build your brand…. Read more » 

How to Find Vanity Phone Numbers for Sale

If you want to find the best vanity phone numbers for sale, you’ve come to the right place. First, we should clarify that the FCC rules prohibit hoarding or purchasing toll-free numbers. So technically you cannot “buy” a vanity or toll-free number. However, if you’re looking for the best available vanity phone numbers to lease, we’ve got you covered!

And since you’re probably already aware of the benefits of vanity numbers, you’re likely looking for vanity numbers currently available for lease. So we’ll get right to it: This blog post will show you how to find available vanity numbers right now in three easy steps!… Read more » 

Creative Ways to Use Vanity Numbers in Your Branding

For instance, when customers compare brands, they are more likely to remember numbers like “1-800-GOT-JUNK” over “Bob’s Junk Removal.” Using a catchy vanity number connects your brand name with what you offer, and it connects you to your customers.

Therefore, choosing a catchy vanity phone number is critical to your branding, and your bottom line.

Although a standard toll-free number gives customers an easy way to contact your business, a memorable, custom phone number can also reflect the products, services, or even the benefits your business provides. Along with promoting your brand and your business, a custom 800 number can also increase sales. … Read more » 

Five Tricks to Optimizing Your Website for More Inbound Calls

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is always changing. In fact, in 2021 alone, SEO experts predict several new trends businesses should pay attention to. This makes optimizing your website for inbound leads a moving target.

But while SEO will always change, your business phone number will likely stay the same. Optimizing your website to generate more inbound calls will always support your overall lead generation efforts. Before you can hone your marketing efforts, you need to generate more leads and sales. We can help with both, and we’ll show you how in this post…. Read more » 

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 » 

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 » 

Dispelling the Myths of Radio Advertising

In 2017, spending for radio advertising surpassed $18 billion, and that growth is expected to continue through 2021, according to Chron. This may contradict what many people think about radio advertising: that it’s obsolete and near extinction. The truth is that radio is just as prevalent as ever, if not more so. If you’re considering adding radio to your ad mix but still hesitant, allow us to clear up some myths about radio advertising…. Read more » 

800 Numbers Aren’t Just for Big Companies

Over the years, consumers have been conditioned to associate toll-free numbers with large, established companies. While that may have been the case historically, vanity numbers can now be used by businesses of any size, including mom-and-pop establishments and start-ups.

Before you can fully appreciate the benefits that getting an 800 number for your business can provide, it’s helpful to understand how a vanity number differs from a generic toll-free number. Being familiar with the distinctions between these two kinds of numbers will help you understand exactly what a vanity number is…. Read more »