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Is it Time to Find a Virtual Answering Service for Your Business?

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Some businesses have come to the point where they finally require a telephone answering service. Now what? A virtual assistant service may be the answer. Many phone answering services make it possible for clients to reach a business 24 hours a day, which is especially helpful for doctors and dentists. A patient may be able to use these virtual receptionist services for emergency situations late at night if needed, too. In order to keep customers and patients happy, a virtual assistant service can help keep a business on good terms with them.

These services are not only limited to medical emergencies, though. Even plumbers and other contractors will use them when it is not possible for them to answer their phones while in the field. They are also especially useful for law firms, accountants, mortgage companies, and other fields that have a high call volume or where clients sometimes need to get ahold of them after business hours. After all, a store may close after five p.m., but a business should, in one way or another, be open at all hours.

It is important to find a virtual assistant service that will actually help the business, though. Some businesses or companies may not have room in their budget for a secretary, so finding a service that is fiscally sound is imperative. Not only will a good phone service lend professionalism to a business, it may also provide call metrics and call reporting tools. It is also important, however, to find a call service within the same country as the business. There is nothing worse than a strong language barrier that will force customers away.

A virtual assistant service, in addition to providing assistance with a large volume of service requests, may also provide helpful information and answer questions clients may have. With technology on the rise these are becoming more popular, and many clients actually expect businesses to have them. As long as the expectations of the customer are being met, the customer will be satisfied. A satisfied customer in turn means an increase in business and revenue.

Comments

Lonnie Bates 27-09-2013, 09:59

This kind of takes the customer out of customer service, right? customers are not able to speak with a real human anymore? What is up with that. I remember back in the day when you could actually talk to someone and get a real response.

Nathan Werner 04-03-2014, 15:20

Actually, that is incorrect. While some phone answering services are automated, some actually allow you to speak with a human. Finding one that customers want is all that matters though.

Andrew Marshall 03-04-2014, 16:14

Actually, that is incorrect. While some phone answering services are automated, some actually allow you to speak with a human. Finding one that customers want is all that matters though.

Scott Schmidt 03-05-2014, 19:25

Actually, that is incorrect. While some phone answering services are automated, some actually allow you to speak with a human. Finding one that customers want is all that matters though.

Charlie Williamson 02-06-2014, 19:28

Actually, that is incorrect. While some phone answering services are automated, some actually allow you to speak with a human. Finding one that customers want is all that matters though.

Joel Hudson 02-07-2014, 19:29

Actually, that is incorrect. While some phone answering services are automated, some actually allow you to speak with a human. Finding one that customers want is all that matters though.

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