A toll free 800 number will make a world of difference for your home based eComerce business. When you run an online store, studies show conclusively that those who have a toll free number get more business than those who don’t.
It’s a matter of trust. Consumers tend to shy away from online stores that seem small or unprofessional. When they see an 800 phone number on a store site, though, that adds the look and feel of a larger business, and consumers trust that site more. That means they’re more willing to buy from a site that has an 800 number.
This can seem like an expensive addition to your eCommerce business, but few eCommerce business owners realize how actually easy and inexpensive it can be to get a toll free number. There are several services online that can set you up with one.
These services can set up a virtual 800 number to ring to your existing phone, using a different pattern of rings so that you know you have a business call coming in. They can connect a toll free number to your cell phone. They can even set you up with a service that answers your toll free 800 number automatically, takes a message, and sends you an email containing an audio recording of your message!
A Google Search on the terms “800 number”, or “toll free number” will bring up any ‘number’ of these services for you to choose from, and they WON’T break your bank!
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