When you want to do business after business hours, you have two main options. You can pay one or more people to wait by your phones and answer them if they ring or contract with a professional answering service to take your calls and help your customers while your business is closed. If you choose to hire one or more customer service representatives, you will have to provide training to ensure your phones are answered with your official company greeting within a predetermined number of rings. You may also have extra costs related to security and additional energy costs to keep your lights and computers on after hours.
When you choose Professional Answering in Long Beach, CA, trained call center representatives answer your company’s phone calls with a script that you provide. You will never have to worry about your customers getting a busy signal or a recorded message telling them your business is closed if you use a live answering service.
Professional Answering in Long Beach, CA allows you to do business with customers in different time zones without having to extend your work day to accommodate national or international customers. You will receive messages from non-urgent callers and an alert when someone needs to speak to you directly. With an answering service, your customers and potential customers can reach a live person even when your business is closed.
An answering service can also be useful at times when your business is open. If you don’t have a full time receptionist, answering phone calls can take away valuable time from planning business strategy, marketing your products or service and training your sales team. A professional answering service can take care of your phones while you take care of your business. Your customers won’t know they are calling a call center because they will be greeted with your standard company greeting.
You will receive your accurate messages online, not scribbled on a notepad so you can be sure to get back in touch with all of your potential customers, current customers and vendors. By contracting with a phone answering service, you can focus on running your business while the call center focuses on answering your phones.