WHY A VANITY 800 NUMBER IS A GREAT INVESTMENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Vanity 800 numbers have long been a way for businesses to set themselves apart from the competition. Your choice of a number is one you’ll have to live with for a long time. It can also have a serious impact on your customers’ ability to get in touch with you.
Since 1997, AccessDirect has been a valued partner for companies of all sizes. We focus on providing advanced telephone solutions, including assistance buying 1-800 and other toll-free numbers. With a reputation for excellent value and customer service, there’s no better partner to provide assistance throughout the process than AccessDirect.
WHAT IS A VANITY NUMBER?
A toll-free vanity number is any phone number chosen specifically to represent a brand or be easy for customers to remember. This can include both spelled-out phrases, such as 1-800-GOLF-PRO or simply something that sticks with people such as 1-888-123-4567. Today, very few numbers with the 800 prefix are still available, and most small businesses end up using 866, 888 or other numbers.
BENEFITS OF A TOLL-FREE VANITY NUMBER
There are a number of reasons why it’s worth it for a growing business to invest in a toll-free number. Vanity toll-free numbers:
- Are easier for customers to remember: When used as part of an ad campaign or promotional push, a vanity number that sticks easily in the brain is more likely to generate improved response rates.
- Improve customer satisfaction: If a customer has to visit your website multiple times to remember your number, they’re likely to be frustrated before they even get you on the phone. A vanity number increases the likelihood they’ll get it right the first time, eliminating this small but potentially consequential inconvenience.
- Convey authority and professionalism: Even if you’re a small business or startup working out of your garage, toll-free numbers create the illusion of a more established organization.
- Are portable: As you grow, you may move offices, add new locations or expand in other ways. A vanity 800 number creates a single point of contact all customers can call into and be directed to the right department.
- Strengthen your branding. Consistency is one of the pillars of effective branding. If you can use your phone number to reinforce what’s important about your business, that’s a small advantage that can set you apart from the competition.
VANITY PHONE NUMBERS FOR SALE
As noted above, new 800 phone numbers can be hard to come by. All combinations with the 800 prefix have been picked already, and many of them are currently still in use. At AccessDirect, we can help you choose the best number for your organization. If you wish to convey the longevity a true 800 number conveys, we will seek out available options and prepare a quote for you. If you’d prefer an 866, 855 or other newer prefix, we can provide assistance selecting one that’s catchy and memorable.
To get started, contact our office today. Whether or not you are an existing AccessDirect customer, one of our experienced sales representatives will be happy to help you set up your account and take the next steps in this process.