Local Phone Numbers for Business
There are many customers who only want to do business with a local company and if you are not representing yourself the right way you could lose many clients. When you have a local telephone number you are taking the first step to connect to your local customer base. This will enable you to reach customers in any state you desire without having to set up headquarters in that state. Our company can provide you with the right service to get in touch with the people in a specific area.
Before you discover how you can benefit from this service it is important to understand exactly what it is. When you sign up to use a local phone number through Ding-a-Ling Answering Service you will get your own designated number for your company that starts with the local area code you want. This number is then yours’ to use how you like. Use it to advertise in print ads, on your website, and business cards. When people call it they will speak with one of our professionals or you have the call forwarded to your phone.
You may be wondering why this is so important or you may already realize some of the benefits. A major reason using local numbers by state works in business so well is that it establishes a foundation of trust between the company and the customer. People like seeing recognizable numbers and area codes that relate to their own. It makes them feel as though the company they are calling is more accessible when they need to get in touch with them if they have an issue.
Many people are also more likely to use services from companies they perceive as being local because they feel as though they are supporting their community by using locally operated companies. People do not want to feel as though they are calling an unknown business. They are also more likely to remember local numbers since they are similar to their own.
When a caller sees a number with an unfamiliar area code they grow weary about the charges that they will incur by placing an out of state call. Not many people want to place long distance calls and pay to speak with a business. It is hard enough to get a customer to pick up the phone for the first time; don’t let a unnecessary thing like long distance charges stand in the way of making a new customer.
Having a local number increases your visibility online and is great online marketing tool. When you use local phone numbers when advertising your business online you improve your ranks with Google and other internet search engines. Place this number in online ads and on your website to improve your presence on the internet.
Use as many numbers as you need to establish a customer base in the states you want to expand in. You can also use different numbers in your ads in print or online to see which advertisements are grabbing the attention of your target audience and getting people to call. This is a great marketing tool to evolve your advertising effectiveness.
Ding-a-Ling Answering Service has been around since 1974. It started as a modest operation but has since expanded greatly and we are now able to offer many different services in all areas. We are also able to utilize the latest equipment and software to handle your business needs. Although we have grown significantly in size we still offer the same great personalized service we always have.
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