Buying a 0800 number will allow your customers and other contacts to phone you without any charge being made to their bill. In the UK, 0800 numbers are free to call from both landlines and mobile phones and, as such, encourage more people to call than otherwise would if they were to be charged. They work whether the person calling has credit left on their monthly call allowance or not. Therefore, they can be a powerful business tool for a wide range of enterprises, from sole traders to big corporations.
Have an 0800 number on your business card, your social media, website or your printed flyers to promote more contact and to impress your clients that you operate a professionally run business. Your 0800 number can be diverted to wherever you like – your mobile in the UK or overseas, your main business line or even your automated attendant and voicemail system, if wanted.
Firstly, 0800 numbers are non-geographical numbers, or NGNs. These are useful if companies want to attract callers from all locations in the UK. This way, businesses can take calls without having to disclose their geographical location by publishing a local area code, for example.
In addition to this, research has proven that using a 0800 number can increase both sales and general enquiry calls by as much as 300%. This is why they are so often used by forward-thinking businesses for sales enquiry and customer support lines. Of course, the fact that they are free to call is another big plus point in their favour among businesses that would like to drive up the number of inbound calls they receive.
If you would like to start giving out an 0800 number to your customers, then you can buy an 0800 number and get it up and running without any hassle. Bear in mind that using one as a point of contact for sales enquiries can lead to a threefold upturn in inbound calls, so they are tremendously useful in boosting your sales funnel.
At Cleartone Communications, we will take you through the entire process of setting your 0800 number up. Many clients simply choose to have their 0800 number forward straight to their mobile phone for simplicity. However, larger organisations could also connect theirs to a hunt group on their business telephone system or simply forward to their sales team's mobile phones, as preferred.
0800 Numbers are ideal for businesses that are trying to increase the number of enquiry calls they receive from would-be customers. As such, they tend to help boost sales as well as improve customer service, since clients who call them consider them to offer good value for money.
At the same time, they provide customers with a free number to call, so people are simply more willing to call them even if they don’t know much about the business. Additionally, buying an 0800 number can give your company a national presence, make you look more established and add a certain amount of credibility, something that can be a big help for start-ups among others.
With three different plans on offer from us, you can find the perfect 0800 number package for your business needs. Select the one you want and then enter some details and we'll do the rest. Alternatively, call us and we will be happy to explain more about how the service works.
Note that we offer free setups and connections with no minimum contract commitment on your part so you are never tied in. Furthermore, whichever service plan you opt for, we will give you free access to our handy online dashboard. This is a secure system that allows you to manage your call forwarding and other 0800 number features quickly and easily. Features include:
The simple answer is that an 0800 number is widely recognised by the British public as a free telephone number to call. In turn, this makes them more likely to be called when they function as either sales hotlines or for contacting customer service teams, for example. What's more, they operate in a non-geographic way in the UK so they are free to call from wherever the caller might be - wherever the call is answered, too. That's one of the main reasons why you'll see them on so many business advertisements and on corporate websites where national outreach is being sought.
After all, setting up an 0800 number will mean increasing the number of people who are willing to call because they know they won't get charged, they won't be put off by dialling a number outside of their local area and they will recognise any business that has one as a more professional outfit. Basically, 0800 numbers are sales tools in their own right and should be considered as a useful part of a wider marketing strategy.
Hopefully, you now have a better idea of the commercial benefits of publishing an 0800 number on your website, social media or sales literature. If so, you might like to try using one to establish exactly how acquiring one for your business will help it to stand out, attract more customers and to grow.
Helpfully, the 0800 numbers on offer from Cleartone Communications – as well as our other NGNs – can be trialled for 30 days for FREE. Please note that you can change the forwarding number of your 0800 number an unlimited amount, at any time during the trial period. Our many satisfied clients have 24/7 access to the way their callers are directed when they dial an 0800 number through their secure online dashboard.
With so many call features, additional functionality and such flexibility with the way virtual 0800 numbers can be used, why not try out your own 0800 number today? If you have any questions or would like to know more about our services, then please contact our team.
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