As your small business grows, one thing that can become hard to manage is your phone numbers. You may only have one or two main business lines in the beginning, but as you gain more customers, hire more employees, or open stores in new locations, more phone lines become necessary to handle the call volume.
Is the cost of expansion becoming too high?
It’s a wonderful thing when you begin to experience growth and success, but the problem is that so many phone lines can get really expensive, and really complicated.
Traditional service providers will charge you hundreds, even thousands of dollars to manage all of your business’ phone numbers. You can use Talkroute to consolidate all of your phone numbers into one place, and not only that—you can manage all of them from your control panel.
Gather all your numbers into one, centralized platform.
Consolidating your numbers is simple. All you have to do is port your numbers to Talkroute, and then set your account to route these lines to whatever destination you like.
You can port-in as many numbers as needed, and they can all forward to one main line, or to multiple forwarding phones.
You can also enjoy peace of mind while your numbers are being ported because there is no downtime during the transfer process—you won’t miss a beat.
Here are a few ways that consolidation may work for your business:
1. Maintain active numbers for stores that you’ve closed.
When you have multiple stores in different locations, and you have to close one or more of them down, you could lose a lot of business if you cancel the phone numbers for those stores.
Keeping those numbers active so you don’t miss any calls could cost you an arm and a leg if you continue service with the current provider.
Talkroute allows you to port all of those numbers to your account at a fraction of the cost, so that your customers may continue to use the numbers that they are familiar with and you don’t lose their business.
2. All your numbers in different locations can be routed to one place.
Even if you don’t have stores all over the country, you may find that you have a variety of landlines, VoIP, or cell phones from all different service providers, which your business is using for a variety of purposes.
When you transfer all of your numbers to Talkroute, all of your lines can be managed from one centralized place.
These multiple lines may have different purposes and need to be sent to different destinations, which is no problem for Talkroute’s virtual phone system.
With your fully customizable account, you can route each line to the appropriate team member or department, so that every call is efficiently routed.
3. Easily change the department to which your numbers are routed.
When you have a variety of business lines in different locations, this can be difficult to manage with conventional service providers, especially when something needs to be changed.
If all of your business numbers are transferred to Talkroute, you can make changes to how each number is routed from your dashboard, at any time.
4. Account consolidation minimizes monthly billing
When your business starts to really take off, and you find yourself adding new phone numbers at a dynamic rate, you may end up with more than you bargained for. Continuously requesting extra phone lines from traditional phone companies can be extremely costly.
This is especially true when you have numbers from a variety of different service providers, in which case these multiple providers may end up charging you thousands of dollars for it.
Like the rest of the telecom industry, the phone companies thereof are terribly antiquated, with inflated and sometimes unreasonable prices. They certainly provide a highly valuable service, but you can save hundreds of dollars by just consolidating all of your phone numbers to one place like Talkroute.
Your phone system doesn’t have to be complicated. Sign up for a free trial today, and find out how Talkroute can help to simplify your business’ phone system.
Stephanie is the Marketing Director at Talkroute and has been featured in Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur as a leading authority on business and telecommunications.
Stephanie is also the chief editor and contributing author for the Talkroute blog helping more than 100k entrepreneurs to start, run, and grow their businesses.