0800 Numbers: The Advantages They Bring to Business
If you have ever had to call a formal company or business before, it’s likely that you will have come across an 0800 number. On the whole, it’s a pretty common UK corporate standard. While plenty of sole traders and small businesses start with local lines and mobile numbers, there is certainly a bigger push […]
If you have ever had to call a formal company or business before, it’s likely that you will have come across an 0800 number. On the whole, it’s a pretty common UK corporate standard. While plenty of sole traders and small businesses start with local lines and mobile numbers, there is certainly a bigger push for companies to start moving towards 08 numbers instead.
But aren’t 0800 numbers reserved for big businesses and corporations? Not always. In this day and age, it has never been easier to set up your own unique number using a professional prefix. As you can imagine, setting up an 0800 number puts you in great stead with customers who are looking for an established firm to contact.
But what are some of the main overriding benefits of using 0800 numbers for your business? Some of them may already be obvious to you – however, it’s time to start thinking about how these types of lines and services might actively benefit you and your customers.
It’s a Winner with Callers
On the whole, you are likely to find that most customers, new or otherwise, are going to prefer calling you on an 0800 number than any other. Why is this? Most obviously, it’s due to the fact they won’t have to pay a thing when they connect to you. Yes – you foot the bill. However, and we’ll come to this shortly, that’s not going to be the bind on your finances that you might initially assume.
Callers will be able to hang in the queue waiting to speak to you – if they have to – without having to pay premium rates for their time. Crucially, this means that you are giving them access to support for gratis. There are numbers which are inclusive in many different telephone and mobile packages, however, 0800s are always likely to be free.
Therefore – why turn customers away by charging them a premium just to get in touch? These numbers are likely to do wonders for your reputation and image from the get-go. If anything, it’s great advertising without you having to do a thing.
It’s a Winner For You
As a business owner, you might imagine that paying for all your callers’ minutes is likely to be a bit of financial drain. However, that’s never going to be the case. At Capital Telecom, we make sure to set you up on a fairly monthly rate, along with per-minute packages that you can top up on. This means that, effectively, you are always in control of your budget.
What’s more, setting up an 0800 number is likely to be amazingly cost-effective for you in the long run. The more customers you attract through 0800 lines, the more revenue you will stand to make in surplus. This is great news for anyone looking to expand their business, or who may be struggling to build on their customer bases.
0800 numbers are likely to be great confidence boosters for many customers. From the get-go, you are showing that you care enough about their finances and their circumstances to foot the bill for their phone calls. Therefore, you are likely to make some serious strides in your outreach.
You’ll Stand Apart
One of the best reasons to opt for an 0800 number at all for business is for the fact that you get to set up a unique call signature. This means that, unlike other businesses and sole traders at your level, you will immediately stand out for the better.
While Capital Telecom may not always be able to guarantee which unique numbers you can retrieve, we will ensure that you benefit from a unique number that’s going to set you aside from the competition. This means that – while other companies are still going to be using local lines and otherwise, you can take serious strides with a professional number that really makes a difference.
This will appeal to your customers, too. You may find that you appeal to a certain strand of custom with an 0800 line rather than a simple mobile number, for example.
0800s Beat Premium Rate Lines
It’s safe to say that you are going to put plenty of customers off by running premium rate line sin place of freephone numbers. There has been a major push for cheaper lines and calls in recent years following clearer regulation.
This means that your average consumer and customer is likely to be more savvy and more aware of the numbers they are calling and the prices they are paying more so than ever before. 0845 numbers will still likely make businesses plenty of money, but in the interest of appealing to more and more customers, it makes sense to make their experience – and to save their money – as much as possible.
That’s part of the modern thinking businesses should be adopting if they really want to push for long term growth. Therefore, 0800 lines – free to call at a minimal rate for you to pay in the interim – will likely be a great first step in the right direction.
The best part is you won’t even need a physical office or location to take advantage. Capital Telecom will ensure to set up an 0800 number that routes directly through to your chosen line, be it a mobile number or your own personal landline.
Are 0800s the Future?
Setting up an 0800 number is certainly a great way to hit the ground running when it comes to appealing to more and more customers. Therefore, it’s important to think about how you appeal to the masses, and whether you are actively doing enough to support them when they reach out to you.
Allow Capital Telecom to help firm up and transform the way you appeal to callers. Set up a flexible, cost-effective 0800 number and start appealing to more leads than ever before. You’ll likely find that it saves you stacks of cash in the years to come – so why not start stepping ahead of the competition now?