How An 0800 Number Benefits Your Business!

As a small business, it is very challenging competition with much larger companies that have the same target audience as you. Lucky for you, an 0800 Number gives your company a lot of sale benefits.

Expand Your Business

0800 Numbers are non geographic. If you are looking to promote yourself as a national business then a non geographic telephone number is certainly for you, this is one of the main reasons why businesses are using them. Simply look through the Yellow pages or the business section of the Sunday Times to see just how popular they are.

Receive More Business Calls

As an 0800 number is free to call from all UK phones, including mobiles, the public places a large amount of trust on companies who provide one. We have seen customers receive a boost in sales calls of up to 175%.

Plus, as an 0800 number is ‘non-geographic’ you can advertise nationwide as you are not restricted to your local area. Utilise your new bigger presence by advertising your services over a bigger area, or even nationally.

Never Change Your Business Phone Number Again

As 0800 numbers are ‘virtual’ it simply maps on to the landline or mobile number you provide, and this can be changed at any time. If in the future you move premises or simply buy a new phone, all you need to do is provide us with the new number.

Easy To Remember

Remember 07 Numbers are easily forgotten and aren’t very professional, there as an 0800 number looks way more professional and is way easier for any potential customer to remember! Not only are they memorable but they are free to call, your customers will have nothing to lose by picking up the phone.

Luckily for you, here at 0800 Number Shop we can provide your business with an 0800 number for as little as £4.99 P/M with free call management features and your very own account manager.

You can connect this number to either a landline or mobile within the same day. Check out the thousands of numbers we have to offer on: www.0800numbershop.co.uk

Tips For Marketing Your Small Business

Know Your Audience
Knowing your audience is key to successful marketing. So firstly ask yourself who is your ideal customer and what do they do? With audience targeting you’re way more likely to reach customers that have an interest in your product or service instead of wasting ad money on uninterested eyes. If your ideal customer is seeing your content then you’re more than likely to make the sale. Once you understand the defining characteristics of your existing customer base, you can focus on aiming towards similar people who fit that criteria and driving more sales for your business.

Boost Your Social Presence
Social media is one of the best ways to engage with your fans and potential customers. If you don’t have a strong social media presence on main networks such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter then you’re missing out on an audience that’s ready to connect with your brand.

Build A Following
Don’t just dive in head first! Start with a plan, every good business starts with a strategy. Find out which platforms your audience are using and what they’re interested in. Now that you’ve got the basics of social media research done, share quality content which will appeal to your audience to get them engaging on your posts and exploring your products or services.

A good way to build a following is by using your Facebook page to ‘like’ other pages. Even inviting all your friends to like your business page is a start to get your page out there. Facebook allows you to have only 5,000 profile friends. For your Business page, this means you can invite up to 5,000 friends a time to like your page and you can also have friends and family do this to help you build up your social network.

Other Ways That Work:
Use Business Cards To Share Your Facebook Page
Use Business Letters To Share Your Facebook Page
Promote Your Facebook Page For Just £20 (using Facebook Ads)
Invite Your Email Subscribers To Like Your Facebook Page

Visual Content:

Visual Content continues to grow simply because the human brain processes images 60 times faster than words so people pay tend to pay more attention to video content. Video content is something we have continued to see expand more and more throughout Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat. If you want to reach more potential customers then visual content is your go-to. It’s the most effective way to engage your audience.
82% of all consumer traffic will be from video content by 2021
They’ll be watching 3 trillion minuets of video per month by 2021
Blog Regularly
Blogging can benefit your small business hugely by getting you more exposure via organic search engine results. Every time you post a blog, it’s one more indexed page on your website. Meaning it’s another way for you to appear up in the search engine and drive more traffic to your website organically.

Blogging also helps your social media presence because people can share your blogs via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Pinterest – which helps you reach a new audience that might not know your business yet.

Mobile giant Three makes 0800 calls free

0800 numbers are to become completely free to phone from all of mobile provider Three’s new tariffs.

After discovering that their average customer spends just over £92 during their contract length on calling 0800, 084 and 087 numbers, the mobile giant has done away with its 0800 call charges. Continue reading Mobile giant Three makes 0800 calls free

Nationwide takes first steps to become fully free to phone

nationwideBanking giants Nationwide Building Society announced yesterday that they have moved their main customer service phone number over to the free to phone 0800 range.

In a move to offer customers a free way to call from landlines, and mobiles as of June 2015, the bank has said that this move will be the first of many throughout the year. Continue reading Nationwide takes first steps to become fully free to phone

Majority of UK consumers want to get rid of their fixed phone line

dockntalk3A survey has revealed that 64 per cent of respondents would get rid of their fixed phone line if it wasn’t required for home broadband.

Of the 998 internet users surveyed by ISPreview.co.uk between 15th July and 12th August, it was found that over two thirds of consumers would be more than willing to do away with their fixed telephone line, with another 15 per cent saying that they would consider it. Continue reading Majority of UK consumers want to get rid of their fixed phone line

Telephone Tattoos: Parents’ new way to protect lost children

Two London- based mothers have developed an innovative way to keep track of children whilst out and about, by ‘tattooing’ them with their home telephone number. Continue reading Telephone Tattoos: Parents’ new way to protect lost children

The £5 challenge – Make One Change A Month and Overhaul Your Business!

Promoting your startup business or SME across the UK need not be as scary as it sounds. For as little as £5 a month you could instantly overhaul your business image and attract thousands more customers to your business.

It’s been proven time and time again, that using an 0800 or 03 number as your main business number can increase sales enquiries by up to 175 per cent. So, at as little as £5 a month, what would you give up to bring more customers to your business? Continue reading The £5 challenge – Make One Change A Month and Overhaul Your Business!

Facebook announces developments to support hashtags

Hashtags are soon to be supported on Facebook as well as Twitter, as the social networking site has announced plans to introduce to clickable links wherever the ‘#’ sign is used.

In order to allow members to keep up-to-date with popular topics being talked about on the social networking site, Facebook plan to develop the site so that it supports hashtags, similarly to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Continue reading Facebook announces developments to support hashtags

36% of UK population do all of their shopping online

Figures released today show that over a third of UK (36%) shoppers choose to do the majority of their shopping online, with the average spend per month rising from just £56 to £113 in the past decade.

It was also discovered that one in every ten people admit to buying something online every day, with a quarter of those planning to spend even more online throughout 2013 than they have before. Continue reading 36% of UK population do all of their shopping online

Calling internationally doesn’t need to be expensive

They’re notoriously expensive, usually full of hidden call costs and poor quality so why would you even bother try calling internationally?! When you have a loved one or colleague overseas, it’s a necessity to be able to reach them by phone, so what do you do?

Fear not, 0800NumberShop has the answer: cheap, high quality, international phone calls anytime you want, to anywhere in the world. Continue reading Calling internationally doesn’t need to be expensive