5 business benefits of investing in virtual landline numbers

The internet had truly helped define the term globalisation. Businesses of today aren’t restricted to a geographic boundary.

A service provider in Manchester can arrange for an assignment to be done in London and vice versa. However, when it comes to trusting a business, customers always feel at ease with a local brand. The idea of doing business with someone in a different part of the country/globe itself is quite confusing. This reasons why so many businesses are investing in virtual landline numbers in the UK.

What is a virtual landline number?

Virtual landline numbers essentially operate as any other landline number for a given region. The cost is the same but more importantly, they bear the area code for a specific region. Even if you are a business from outside UK, you can use a local area code, putting customers at ease.

The advantages?

  1. Advertise anywhere in the UK

Using a virtual landline number, you can advertise your foreign brand as “local”. This is perfect for bands that are present everywhere but would like to appear as a local product/service provider. For example, when you are marketing yourself as a business from Manchester, you will get more attention than if you were a nationwide service provider with the headquarters in London.

  1. Use a memorable number

The easier it is for your customers to remember your phone number, the more likely are they to give you a call. A memorable number can also be effectively advertised and it something that can be retained easily.

  1. Separating business and personal calls

This is especially true for home based businesses that have the same number for both personal and business needs. When you are using a virtual landline number, the call still connects to the same device (your personal phone), but the caller has the impression that it is a dedicated line for the brand/business.

  1. No need for changing contact number

Changing your business contact number can not only be expensive but also hurt the business. However, it is not uncommon for businesses to move premises, shift to a new locality or even a new city. With a virtual landline number, the contact details remain the same and you save on reprinting your materials. You can instantly link the new landline number to the same virtual number and keep on receiving your leads.

  1. Taking your business anywhere and at any time

There are pretty good chances that you have missed out on a business proposal because you were busy on another call or were engaged in something else. Virtual landline number service providers also offer you the option to re-route the calls to other numbers or keep them on hold until you are free to pick up. The caller gets the impression that they are interacting with a professionally run company.

From not missing a call to ensuring that your customers feel at ease, the advantages of virtual landline numbers are life saving for any business, especially if you are a startup or home based venture. Set up one today! It costs the same as local landline connections.

Jonathan Sumner

Jon Sumner

Jonathan was the Director of Digital & Social Media at Bonhill Group plc until 2020 before moving on to become Chief Digital Officer at GRC World Forums.

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