Telephone Answering Services
Many companies are choosing to use telephone answering services because they are a cost effective way to handle after-hours and overflow calls. Using this service makes a company accessible to their customers around the clock, 365 days a year.
Features of this service
Incoming calls are forwarded to an answering service from a company and a team of telephone operators are trained and ready to answer calls from a variety of companies and for a variety of situations. Telephone operators undergo training and are quality tested to ensure that they are managing calls in a courteous and professional manner.
Company information is provided to the answering service by a company to esnure that the operators have access to employee information and company specifications. This enables the operator to accurately provide information to callers. The company is able to develop a script to ensure that calls are answered in accourdance with client instructions. Following these tailored specifications, operators are able to take messages, page on-call staff, patch calls, and successfully interact with clients.
Benefits of this system
There are many benefits of choosing to use an answering service. Having calls professionally answered allows the company to project an image of being well-organized and professional. Using this service is also beneficial to customers. Many customers appreciate speaking with a live operator rather than leaving a message on an answering machine or voicemail. An answering service offers cutomers a proactive means of communication during the off-hours of a business.
This system also helps companies by lowering their operating costs. By choosing to use this service, a company is avoiding the expenses associated with hiring additional staff to answer phones. Although there are costs associated with answering services, they are only a fraction of a receptionist's salary. Using this system also helps a company make money by eliminating missed calls and lost business opportunities.
This system can guarantee that there is always someone available to answer incoming calls and take messages. The telephone operators are ready and willing to help with overflow receptionist duties, call screening, appointment scheduling, order-taking, and help desk response. This gives a business greater flexibility to leave the office or focus on other tasks without worrying about calls.
Using a telephone answering service extends the live presence of a company and can seamlessly bridge the gap between a company and their customers. A telephone answering service is more than just someone answering calls - it is an extension of a business.
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