It often helps if you publish just one contact number for your business.
This avoids a customer having to work out which number they should call depending on the query they have. One number is less complicated, especially if you’re a small outfit.
But what happens if you’re a solopreneur who moves around a lot and doesn’t wish to advertise a mobile number? You’re based at your home office today, a hot desk tomorrow and a client’s all next week.
Or perhaps you’re a small business with several small offices. Or maybe you have different staff based in different locations. If this is your situation, you may believe the only solution is to publish a range of customer call options.
But did you know a non-geographic, free 0843 number could be an alternative? Here’s why. www.FreeSwitchboardManager.co.uk lets you pick a 084 number for free. The reason it’s free is because your chosen 084 number gets routed to an existing landline or mobile phone. This means there are no additional line rental charges incurred.
Once you’ve chosen your number, you can arrange to have it routed to up to five different locations. This application is called “Follow Me” and it’s a great way to ensure your customers don’t have to ring a variety of numbers to get hold of you.
This diversion service is free to a landline but mobile phones do incur additional charges. In addition, your customers will only pay 4.2p (+Vat) from a residential BT landline to call your 0843 number.
If you’d like to explore how this service could benefit your business, simply sign-up on-line and you’ll be up and running immediately.