may be an option for you. But is it an option for your callers, whether they are an existing client or a new client is your answer phone message making them feel respected as a customer or potential new customer. An option is to get an answering service staffed by nice people, ones who can field your calls and provide compassion when your and angry customer calls when you’re unavailable. Or, when you’re available but not in a particularly compassionate mood.
“You may think a live answering service is a luxury in a bad market, but one bad experience without one can cost thousands in an emergency, “Even in a down market your Customers should know you care by hiring a responsive and professional answering service so they stay with you for the long haul.”
Message Takers Ltd operates just such a Telephone Answering Service And they don’t just be nice to your Customers when you can’t or won’t be – “why are you losing clients to voicemail?” they ask. “Sure, it’s cheap, a cheap alternative to answering the phone yourself, but what if you lose that one in a million client? With an Answering Service you never miss that call because we’ll always be there to answer for you,”
And be nice and pleasant about it in the bargain.