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Why You Should Hire a Local Answering Service

Finding the right answering service can feel like a long list of features and services. It can be hard to sort through what matters the most to you. If your company works a lot locally, off-site, and one-to-one with customers then a local answering service offers you something no other answering service can, a personal flair you can’t get anywhere else.

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The 6 Worst Customer Service Reps from TV We All Love

We all love to hate some of the awful customer service reps we see in movies and on TV because sometimes we can relate so closely it hurts. Here are some of our favorite customer service reps and why you never want them anywhere near your customers (except one).

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Should You Pick an Answering Service Based Off Location or Industry?

If your business has inbound calls from customers, the more you grow, the more you will discover the need of an answering service. You likely do not have the budget or the capacity to ensure that calls are answered at all times and that your customers are taken care of. Choosing an answering service, on the other hand, is the logical choice, but when you are trying to find the right one, should you focus only on those that are focused in your industry or those are local to you? Here are the benefits of each: 

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Will Website Chatting Services Replace Answering Services?

It is no secret that technology is changing the world as we know it. As it is now, there are already new methods of doing things available in the market. In terms of customer service, while answering services are still at the forefront, will that change in the future? Chatting services are already gaining a lot of traction and over time, it’s possible that they may be more popular than answering services at some point. But that doesn’t mean your customer will have a more satisfying experience, however.

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Comparing the Top Answering Services Across the Country

When it comes to choosing the right answering service for your company, you might think price is the most important factor, right? Putting the cliché “You get what you pay for” aside for a moment, there are actually several elements that go into creating the best customer service experience for your customers. From the availability and friendliness of telephone representatives to the availability and capabilities of the company, do some research and you’ll find that not all answering services are created equal.

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3 Reasons To Hire an Answering Service in the Summer

Ah, summer. It’s a time filled with fun, sun and plenty of relaxation… unless you’re a business owner who has customer service issues, that is. Whether you’re experiencing an influx in business, trying to get ahead for the busy fall season or simply want a chance to unwind, hiring an answering service can be the perfect solution for the warm-weather months.

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5 Home Health Services an Answering Service Can Provide


It’s almost impossible for home health care practitioners to be ready and available for patients 24 hours a day. Whether you’re out on the field or simply don’t have enough time to check up on all your residences, hiring an answering service can be extremely beneficial. In case you aren’t aware, here are five home health services you can enjoy by hiring an answering service:

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How Proprietary Systems Set Answering Services Apart

Every call center is unique in how it handles calls for a business. Some are dedicated call centers that handle the same thing for one company (e.g. cable providers, banks, etc.). These call centers more than likely use the same process start to finish on every call they handle. Then there are shared call centers that handle a wide range of services for multiple clients (e.g. law offices, HVAC, ministries, catalog services, etc.). In this case, the call center team has to be able to understand how to handle a wide variety of call types for different companies.

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Don’t Sweat It: Why HVAC Companies Need an Answering Service

 

The most important part of an HVAC company’s business is its customers. Specifically, customer acquisition and retention. Customer service is a huge part of that. The smaller the business, the more important each customer is to its survival, so it’s important to ensure your customers are happy after each and every interaction you have with them.
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10 Real-Life Examples of Fantastic Customer Service

Answering services and call centers often talk about how they provide excellent customer service, but it doesn’t mean anything unless they can back it up. To show you how A Better Answer does things in the real world, here are 10 examples of fantastic customer service from our Call Handling Heroes®:

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