The value in an after-hours answering service can be summed up with one simple notion: not every potential customer keeps the same hours that your business does. In the past, customers had a certain amount of patience. It was assumed that businesses had limited hours and that at times, you would have to wait for someone to call you back or to reach someone at the company.
More than anything else, the Internet has been responsible for the shifting of this paradigm. It has created a culture that demands instant satisfaction, and which is used to getting it in almost every case. Our attention spans have grown shorter and shorter, and our patience, something that was only ever present in limited quantities, has all but vanished. We can get almost anything we want online in a matter of a few clicks, and for better or for worse, that demand for instant gratification has translated over into our brick-and-mortar lives. This is why it’s important to have an answering service take your call after hours.
This means that if a customer calls your business during hours that you are typically closed, you may have already lost them. In some scenarios, they may wait for the phone to ring five times, leave you a voicemail, and then wait for you to eventually call them back. However, there are other, far more likely scenarios. For one, they will hang up, go to the next name that came up in their search results and call your competitors one by one until someone answers the phone. Or, they will simply find a company or service provider online who can offer them the same product or service without the need to ever interact with another human being. Every time this kind of interaction takes place (or doesn’t) at your company, you’re watching sales and profits slip through your fingers. Signius resolves these concerns with our affordable after hours answering service solutions.
After Hours and Weekend Answering Services Featuring:
- Highly-trained Operators
- Live receptionists 24 hour a day
- 100% US-based locations
- English & Spanish Speaking Agent
- HIPAA-compliant For Medical Support
- 24/7 Solutions for Attorneys, Contractors, eCommerce, and Beyond
Discover for yourself how using an answering service after hours can transform a business. All of a sudden, when you have a team at your disposal who can answer the phones on behalf of your organization at every hour of the day, you have become as available as any online service. On top of that, people still value contact with other human beings as opposed to a web page – that’s why they pick up the phone in the first place. By having an answering service that can take calls after hours, you establish that human contact with your potential customers right at the outset. In all likelihood, you will be able to stop them from going to your competitors, online or off.
An off hours answering service can also help take pressure off your company. If you work in a field where you need to have on-call staff or a response team ready for emergencies that arise, an answering service can ensure you don’t have to monitor your phone lines for these potential situations. Instead, you can simply have staff on-call, ready to respond if and when the answering service receives a call that meets your threshold for an immediate response.
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