Why your business needs an International Toll Free number

5th July 2013

For some business owners, the prospect of operating globally may seem like a daunting prospect, that some feel their business lacks the know-how, capital, or manpower to achieve.  However, it really isn’t as complex as it seems.

With the simple purchase of an International Toll Free number (or ITF for short), a business of any size can instantly gain a presence in the country of the number it has bought – gaining masses of new customers, with relatively little cost.

There is no requirement for extra equipment, no new lines to rent and no need to change any of your existing phone setup.

The ITF would simply route to your landline in the country your business is based in – so you could still run your company as usual, but now with a fresh base of customers in a new country bringing in substantial extra income for very little outlay.  You would be able to change the destination that this number goes to as often as you would like, for no extra charge.

These numbers can make your business seem larger than it actually is and eliminates barriers between you and the customer who wants to contact you.

Your new customers in the country in question will benefit from being able to call your business for free, which means you already have achieved a great level of customer satisfaction before you’ve even sold anything.

The latest research shows that advertisements featuring toll free numbers get 30% more responses than those without.  This statistic is reflected across all forms of advertising methods.

All the available features that you can attach to UK numbers, would also be available on your ITF; including – but not limited to:

  • Interactive Voice Response/Auto Attendant (i.e. phone menus)
  • Call recording
  • Voicemail
  • Fax-to-email (your ITF can be a fax number for overseas customers)
  • Call queuing
  • Time of Day routing

Let’s take Australia as an example of a country you could buy an ITF for.  It costs just £95 to connect when you order online; which means you can expand your company to have an overseas presence in Australia for less than £100.  A whole country and a massive new customer base for that small of an outlay is wise investment in anyone’s books.  You’d also be able to use our cheap international calls system to contact your Australian customers for just 1p a minute!

So if you’re ready to take the next step with your business, and explore pastures new, then choose a country and an ITF that suits your budget today by clicking here

 

Robin James

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