What Are Virtual International Phone Numbers and Why You Need Them?
By Kamila Cholko on June 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
~ James Cash Penney, Founder of JCPenney
Imagine you know that your product would do remarkably well in countries like USA or Brazil, but you haven’t quite yet obtained the means to physically expand your business overseas. After all, setting up shop overseas is a substantial commitment.
What if you could somehow test the market you’re looking into to see how much reach your product could gain? What if you could start selling your product or service within an international market from your headquarters ?
Virtual international numbers allow you to do just that.
Virtual numbers will also save your customers and prospective customers money. They allow locals to call your headquarters or office on the other side of the world as if it were based in their country. You will be easily contactable because they don’t have to make long distance calls. At the same time, it will improve the odds that customers from other countries will contact your business because a local number will give your company a local image.
On a similar note, the odds are even higher that a potential customer will answer your calls to them during the sales process if they see that a local number is calling them.
Additionally, in big countries, like the United States, having virtual numbers within different regions will be beneficial to your company because they will elicit the same type of comfortable feeling to customers when making or receiving calls.
There is also a benefit of enabling your employees to work remotely from anywhere they want. If they are travelling home to a different country to visit their family or if they are travelling long distance for business they can be reached via that same virtual number.
In most cloud phone systems such as Blueface’s, virtual numbers are pointed at a device such as a deskphone or smartphone or to another number which is then pointed at a device. Once that number is called, you or your colleagues should be reachable anywhere in the world.
Enabling your employees and your organisation to communicate efficiently with different geographical markets, no matter where they are in the world can be a real competitive advantage if you are planning to expand.
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About the author: Kelci Scott interned with Blueface throughout summer 2016. Kelci worked with our sales and marketing teams to gain experience in those areas, which she studies at Kansas University. Also interested in management, Kelci carried out research, including finding out what works for Team Blueface, on how individuals and teams can be more productive. Above, you can find the 5 ways to be more productive at work, in her own words.
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