(The following is a guest post by Tim)
To give your UK business a veneer or trustworthiness and respectability, there are a number of things you can do, some more obvious than others. Doing all you can to keep customers on side by improving your online presence, improving customer service and providing them with value for money are all important. However, one thing that both existing and potential customers look at is your company’s phone number. They tend to look to companies with 0800 numbers uk wide as ones worth doing business with.
There are many reasons for this. The fact that calls to 0800 numbers are free from landlines means that, to get in touch with your business, people don’t have to spend a single penny to do so is the main one. 0800 numbers are also handy to have as, being one of the most memorable number codes, it makes it easier for regular customers to call you, as they’re less likely to forget your number. Also, having an 0800 number can do wonders for your image, as it’s a national recognised code, giving potential customers the impression that your business is both widespread and successful.
One of the best things about having an 0800 number for your business is that it can save you money in the long run. You might think that buying such a number will cost the earth, but that’s not the case. For less than £10, you can buy a number starting with 0800 which will last for a lifetime. One of the ways in which it will save your business money is that all you have to pay is the one-off payment for the number itself. You don’t have to fork out a small fortune for renewal fees, which can sometimes run into hundreds each year.
Another way in which having an 0800 number can save money is that, because new and old customers who ring you aren’t having to pay each time they do so, they’re more likely to stick with you rather than go to a rival company. This will help you to keep making sales, as well as generate new ones, meaning that, for a small one-off payment, your finances will look a little rosier.
This article was written by Tim from 08Direct they are a company who specialise in 0845 number across the UK.