Problem – No Response / Long Holds. Solution – Call Answering
Have you thought about outsourcing your calls to a Call Answering Service? You may be surprised to learn that according to this survey published in 2019, 80% of all business communications take place over the phone. That’s right. Even with the popularity of SMS, online contact forms, and chats, when it comes to making [...]
Think an Answering Service is Old School – is Customer Service?
Is an answering service still even a thing? Isn’t that old school ‘60s Laugh-in? “One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy”. Nope. It’s not. There are over 150 member companies in CAM-X, our Canadian Call Management Association. Using call answering services are still the favoured way to manage calls in the Business to Business (B2B) [...]
5 Ways a Social Media Cleanse Can Unclog Your Brain
5 Ways a Social Media Cleanse Can Unclog Your Brain Social Media is sneaky. It creeps up on us like a rising tide on the beach. As we bask in the sun, distracted by our smartphone, the cold wet fingers of the ocean imperceptively at first, clutch at our toes and before [...]
Should You Choose Dedicated or Shared Customer Service Support
If you’ve never used a call answering service before, chances are you won’t be aware that there are two types of services available: Shared and Dedicated. Or, if you have hired a call centre before, there’s a 90% or greater chance that the service you received was based on a Shared service model. What [...]
Is an Answering Service the Right Call for You?
Is an Answering Service the Right Call for You? Have you thought about outsourcing your calls to a Call Answering Service? If you’re not, you may be missing calls when your lines are busy (call overflow) or when your office is closed (after hours calls). And you may be missing important messages if your [...]
5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Virtual Receptionist
5 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Virtual Receptionist Businesses have to be flexible, available, and cost-efficient if they hope to attract customers who get what they want when they want it at a price they want. Using a Virtual Receptionist will help do that. Shopping habits have changed. People spend a great [...]
Are Your Off-Site Workers Safe and Secure?
Off-Site Worker Support Protects Your Employees and Your Business Off-site workers present companies with special challenges. The demands of running a successful operation sometimes require employees to work alone, especially in overnight shifts. As an employer, you are responsible for eliminating potential risks and ensuring the safety of anyone who is working in such [...]
Image24 wins its 9th ATSI Award
i24 Call Management Solutions wins its 9th ATSI (Association of TeleServices International) Award of Excellence for the 9th year in a row. The ATSI award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI). ATSI is an industry’s trade association for providers of telecommunications and call centre services including telephone answering and message delivery. Customer [...]
Empathy, Does Your Business Really Care?
“Empathy” is one of those "touchy, feely" words that makes us uncomfortable. If you're trapped in the 80’s “greed is good” mindset, you'd probably view empathy as a sign of weakness. If you're more “enlightened”, you may think it’s the essence of being human. Some people are hyper-empathetic. They hyperventilate by absorbing the emotional and [...]
What’s Your Email Response Time?
Keeping up with email can seem futile. If left unattended, that pile of ignored email comes back to bite you where it hurts - on your bottom line. One unanswered email could represent one lost client or worse, a problem with a current one. So, do you manage your email or does it manage you? [...]