Reduce Costs, Get More Business & Improve Service
Does changing my phone system not mean that I’m going to spend more £££’s?
You’d think so, wouldn’t you but let’s look at the real costs or lack of them, in more detail.
Direct costs – When you switch to using Hosted VoIP there should be minimal or no capital expenditure. Why? Well, because you only need an internet connection and a computer – both of which we reckon you already have or will need for other business uses anyway, the only other essential item will be something to make and take your calls on which could be either a VoIP phone handset – starting at around £35 or a free softphone that sits on your computer screen and is used with a USB connected headset – about £25. There is no other equipment required.
Which also means there should be no installation costs – just plug the VoIP phones into network points, your internet router or a switch – which we also reckon you’ll need for the rest of your business – and you’re ready to start saving even more money.
If you need to add phones, numbers or extensions for new people, it’s as easy and quick as a couple of mouse clicks and plugging in another phone. No expensive engineer visits or admin charges.
If you want to re-route some or all calls to another location or number either temporarily or permanently you can do it yourself with another couple of mouse clicks – no expensive engineer visits required. Ever.
When you need to move premises, simply unplug the phones and plug them in at your new location – there is no need to spend anything on decommissioning and reinstalling your system.
What about maintenance costs though? Well, as all the expensive hardware is owned and located by the VoIP service provider, they take care of it and you having nothing extra to pay. Same goes for otherwise expensive software upgrades.
Then there’s the cost of calls; compared to conventional suppliers VoIP calls tend to offer savings of between 20 – 60% depending of course on your provider, the destination you’re calling, the time of day and whether it’s a landline or mobile number. Savings on calls to mobiles and International destinations can be spectacular.
Want to use your mobile on your VoIP service to save even more money? Easy! Download one of many apps readily available, connect to wi-fi and start making cheap calls and saving £££’s.
Indirect costs – VoIP changes for the better the way you do business and helps you get more business. Still advertising a mobile number for customers to contact you? Ever wondered how many more enquiries you might get with a “proper” landline number for customers to call but maybe you’ve no-one sitting in an office waiting to answer them? Well, using a VoIP service with a landline number rather than a mobile means the small business or sole trader gets more enquiries – even if the calls are actually routed to your mobile!
Ever wished you could have answered more of the enquiries your expensive advertising and marketing generated? Well, with VoIP you can with a couple of mouse clicks, set up infinite combinations of call diverts, call forwarding, professional standard messaging and voicemail to ensure that you need never miss a single call. Ever.
Ever feel your business struggles to compete with bigger organisations to attract customers? Well, VoIP lets you compete on a level playing field. Every feature you’ll find on a big business phone system is suddenly at your fingertips and all for pennies. Take on the big boys, win and save money!
Make your grumpy, tight-fisted Finance Director ecstatic! Switch to VoIP today.