When establishing a new business or a new branch for an existing business, one item that should be near the top of your list is an easy, professional-sounding phone number. In this blog, let’s talk about how to obtain an easy phone number for your business.
When I worked for Qwest the one thing I could do to make a customer happy was to provide them with an easy to remember phone number. I did so for two reasons: I knew that’s what I would want if I was setting up a new business and it added value to the services I was offering.
Back when the phone company was more of a monopoly, you had to pay for an easy number. Qwest charged an upfront and a monthly fee for an easy or custom number. In fact, we were instructed to offer a customer a choice of three phone numbers and then charge them a fee for each subsequent number inquiry.
As soon as I realized there was no way to monitor how many phone number inquiries I made for a customer, I made as many as necessary to secure them a business phone number that they liked.
What’s the best way to secure an easy number for your business phone service? If you’re a small business and are ordering business phone service, here are a few strategies to incorporate:
If you’re a larger business, it’s simple to secure an easy number. If you’re subscribing to a service, like a PRI, that allows the use of DID phone numbers – typically sold in blocks of 100 – order a sequential block. Securing a sequential block of 100 phone numbers guarantees you’ll receive a business phone number that ends with 00.
A professional-sounding phone number will help you build your brand. Your customer can easily recall your number which will help you to manage your business phone line. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for a business phone service:
We’ve illustrated everything you need to know about how you can obtain an easy phone number for your business. Establishing an easy phone number for your business phone service doesn’t guarantee anything but it is an important ingredient in the success of your business.
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