1300 numbers are a great addition to almost any business. They come with features and functions that traditional phone numbers simply can’t match. And they’re excellent for marketing purposes and will boost your business image. But is a 1300 number right for your business?
Do You Service Clients Outside Your Local Area?
A 1300 number projects an image of a business that services clients from more than just the local area. Customers will often choose a business they call based on the phone number and its first 4 digits. It usually gives away the location and unless they have a 1300 number, it means they’re a local business. So if you want to attract customers from outside the local area, you should consider getting a 1300 number.
Mobile Numbers Mean One-Man-Band
For some businesses that’s ok. If you’re a micro business and you think that type of image will attract more clients, then a 1300 number is not for you. But if you’d like to be seen as more than that, then using a mobile number as the main business contact is generally not recommended.
1300 and 1800 numbers are proved to get better response rates from marketing and promotional activities, especially phone names and phone words. A 1300 or 1800 number will generate more calls when advertised, even more so if they’re an easy to remember smartnumber.
Online Is Not Enough
In today’s digital age, it’s essential to have an online presence. But as businesses have found out, trying to eliminate phone contact by only using web forms and not advertising a phone number has a negative effect. Customers are wary of businesses with limited contact options, especially if there is no phone number. With no geographic boundaries, 1300 numbers are a perfect addition to any online presence.
1300 numbers deliver fantastic business benefits in more ways than one. They’re also inexpensive and very easy to set up. So unless you’re very much a local business and that’s your target market, you should consider getting a 1300 number.