Does your company phone number pass the memory test?

13th November 2008

Are you driving business away when you should be going flat out to attract it?

Do you make it hard for your customers to call you by asking them to remember a complicated phone number?

Research shows that an easy-to-remember 0800 number can increase your phone response rate by 300%

It’s nothing more than common sense, really.

Today’s customers, whether you’re aiming at businesses or consumers, are constantly bombarded with advertising messages – some estimates put the average number of adverts each of us sees every day as high as 3,000!

Not only that, they’ve got less time on their hands than ever before, with longer hours at work, and a seemingly dwindling amount of time for just getting stuff done.

All of which means if you want your customer to call you, you better do two things…

One, make sure your advertising message leaps out at them, with impact and a clear, distinct offering that gives them a real reason to buy from you.

And, two…

Make it as easy as possible for them to respond.

Talk to any direct marketing professional and they’ll tell you how vital it is to make it easy as possible to respond to your advertising.

And, naturally, that means using an easy-to-remember phone number.

Ideally one that they don’t need to write down if they see your publicity materials on a poster while they’re driving, or hear on the radio.

Make your number too complicated, on the other hand, and you’re literally driving away potential business.

Snap up a super-easy to remember number here

Planet Numbers is the UK’s specialist supplier of super-memorable numbers…0845, 0844, 0870, and the fantastic new 03 numbers.

Here are a few examples of our easy-to-remember numbers available RIGHT NOW:

0843 362 1234
0845 319 1817
0845 319 2021
0333 370 4567

Make it easier still, make it FREE.

Of course, the easiest way to get your phones ringing, is to make it free for your customers to call you, with an 0800 or 0808 number.

Recent independent research showed that using an 0800 Freephone number in your advertising and promotions can increase your response by up to 300%.

There are loads of great numbers available on our website, like 0800 075 6666 and 0808 223 7000.

For more on our freephone numbers, click here.

It’s cheap to receive our 0800 numbers, too

With Planet Numbers, your incoming 0800 calls and 0808 calls will cost you just 4.95p a minute, any time of the day.

And don’t forget that you can direct your incoming sales calls to your mobile too, for just 10p a minute.

Or choose a made-to-measure number

If none of the thousands of great numbers on our website tickle your fancy, give us a call and we can tell you all about sourcing special order numbers such as 08000 HOTELS.

Call us right now to discuss which super-memorable Planet Numbers number is best for your business: 08450 777 777.

Robin James
MD Planet Number