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How to Incorporate a Virtual Answering Service into Your Business Strategy

October 4th, 2017 by Olivia

Enhance your businesses image by incorporating a virtual answering service into your strategy. Additionally, a virtual receptionist can reduce the costs of hiring additional staff and let you focus on expanding your business.

An answering service can help businesses handle a variety of calls from clients. This information can then be transferred via text messages, email, and voicemail. An answering service can also provide calling clients with a customized message to create more of a personable experience rather than speaking with a recorded messaging system or going straight to voicemail.

By incorporating a virtual answering service into your business strategy, you will be able to grow a successful business. You will be able to stay ahead of your calls and appointments, and remain ahead of your competition.

Here are a few ways that a virtual answering service can boost your business:

Scheduling Appointments

If your business schedules appointments or gets a high volume of calls, it can be easy for clients to be forgotten about. A phone answering service can help you prioritize by allowing you to focus on your meetings and client appointments. Let your virtual receptionist handle the details, such as what time to schedule which client and who requested which time slot first.

Improve Customer Experience

Customers don’t want to listen to a phone ring endlessly only to be put on hold for an hour, or worse yet, be directed to a voicemail. A virtual receptionist can guarantee that a customer’s call will be transferred to the appropriate place.

It is always better for customers to speak to an actual person during a phone call rather than a machine. As a result, customers can ask questions and be provided with immediate answers. Every customer is valuable to your business, and so are their calls. A virtual receptionist can help to answer all calls, preventing you from missing a single interaction with a customer.

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In addition, a virtual receptionist can provide you with information on the latest business policies and recommendations for procedures that you may want to implement. A receptionist can handle clients professionally and assist you in doing the same.

Minor Technology Support

A virtual receptionist can also help you with resolving minor issues with technology. This professional can assist you by using a system of service providers. In addition, if you are experiencing difficulties with your phones or computer systems, an answering service can catch all of your customer calls.

Mailings to Clients

Send out letters and cards addressed to your clients and potential prospects with a phone answering service. Virtual receptionists can provide customized greetings to clients that call, and customized messages for written content to be sent out.  

If you would like to learn more about answering services and the benefits that they can provide, Front Office Staff‘s virtual answering service can help you. Or learn about our first month special offer!