Great client feedback!

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“Cant imagine how you all do what you do…. I think you all are amazing…

And I have had some great comments from people who were surprised you weren’t here when they arrived!”  –  Some fantastic feedback from a Beauty Salon in Surrey

Best Reception to cover your overflow

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Here at Best Reception, many of our clients use our service when they cannot answer their calls themselves. Whether they are on the other line, simply miss the call, or have too many calls coming in at once, Best Reception provides them with an overflow telephone answering service to help ensure that calls do not go unanswered. This means that any potential new clients will not be greeted with a busy tone or an answering machine, and any existing clients will always be welcomed with a familiar voice.

Your bespoke service is achieved by us providing you with a tailor-made script that suits your companies every need. As a result; not only do you have the reassurance that your calls are answered; they are answered by a receptionist that is familiar with all aspects of your company. Your callers would never know that we are not based in house!

For companies that experience a high call volume, this can be extremely beneficial as it is more cost effective than hiring a team of in house receptionists to manage a high call volume. What’s more, outsourcing can also put your mind to rest if a receptionist is off work due to illness or any other unforeseen circumstances. We therefore we eradicate the usual staffing woes and are available to answer your calls from 8.00am -700pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am-5.30pm Saturdays. Our service is equally as beneficial for smaller businesses, as we can answer your calls when ever you are otherwise occupied with the day to day managing of your business. We can inform your callers if you are out with clients, in meetings or just generally unavailable and manage their expectations accordingly. What’s more, when only receiving a small call intake it is not cost efficient to employ an in-house receptionist so by outsourcing your reception to us you can cut costs without compromising on quality.

How an outsourced reception can save you money

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If you run your own business you will be aware that it is not always convenient to answer all of your own calls, and as your business grows and develops hiring a receptionist may be something you will have to consider. And although hiring an in house receptionist to deal with your calls is extremely beneficial to the running of your business, there are other, more cost effective, options available to you. By using Best Reception’s call answering services you can help to ensure that you never miss out on vital business calls, for a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house receptionist!
There are obvious reasons why outsourcing your reception would be a cost effective alternative to hiring an in-house receptionist; for example, the amount paid on a yearly salary, holiday entitlements and other in-house staff benefits. These are all unnecessary expenditures you can avoid with an outsourced reception.
With an in-house receptionist, it is almost inevitable that some calls will go unanswered during peak times, which may lead to you missing out on essential new business. But by outsourcing your calls to your very own team of virtual receptionists, you can provide your office with vital back-up at busy times. Outsourcing your reception also ensures that during periods of low call volumes you are not paying out for unnecessary staff.
Here at Best Reception we also offer a free sales screening service, which means your time is not wasted dealing with pesky sales calls. If you are currently struggling to keep on top of the everyday tasks within your business, you will know that there is nothing more irritating than pointless sales calls wasting your time and therefore your money.
So why not make the most of your business and start saving money today- Give Best Reception a call to arrange your own free trial so you can see just how helpful we can be!

Free Sales Screening

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Are you tired of being disrupted whilst half way through something by the annoying ring of the telephone, only to find out it’s a pesky sales call trying to sell you something you don’t need? With Best Receptions telephone answering service we will provide you with FREE sales screening. We can put the genuine calls through to your mobile or office extension whilst screening out any unwanted calls. This would save you time which you could be using to do much more valuable things for your business.

Most outsourced reception services would charge you for the useful service of having your sales calls screened. However at Best Reception you will be given this incredible service for absolutely free! This means your own team or virtual receptionists will speak to the sales call and handle the call accordingly, without bothering you with the message or a call, for completely free.

You may find that without our free sales screening your will eventually have a build up of many cold callers, even though they may not take long individually, the time taken of stopping and starting the project you may have been doing before they called and the time of all of the cold calls put together can result in a very large amount of wasted time, which could’ve been used to further your business and earn you more money.

You also have the option to have your own ‘ignore list’ with us which you could choose to put any companies that you know are sales or you know you do not wish to speak to. We will treat these callers as a sales call and not charge you and not send these through to you. You can also choose to have no sales screening and just build up your ignore list of callers or companies that you would like treated as sales calls so you are always given the option to speak to someone.

So why not take advantage of this time saving service and call Best Reception today, to have your calls handled and pesky sales calls screened!

My first day as a Virtual Receptionist

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I wasn’t sure what to expect as my first day at my new job as a Virtual Receptionist, I had worked in a very slightly similar environment before so a part of me imagined it would just be a matter of getting used to new clients, this was not the case, I have found that being a Virtual Receptionist is not as straight forward as being a front of house Receptionist and at times can be much more challenging..

I started my first day with a meeting with my new manager; we discussed the job role again then we spoke about what I would be doing over the following days and how he planned for me to progress over the next couple of days.

Firstly I was shown the system that is used for telephone answering, when I first saw it I thought it all looked very daunting as I had never seen anything like it before, there were lots of boxes, lists and writing everywhere, it all looked very complicated but I was assured I would get the hang of it, looking at how confident the other girls were on the system also made me feel more comfortable with giving it a go!

I did a few practice calls with Andy to try and get the hang of the system without the pressure of someone else on the other end of the line! This was good for practice and got me used to clicking the right buttons at the right time.

After a few practices I spent the rest of the afternoon shadowing one of the other Virtual Receptionists this involved using a system where I could listen in on her calls and hear how the clients and the receptionists interact with each other, I was also answering the calls but had the support of someone else being there and being able to hear what was being said so I felt more confident that less could go wrong.

The calls are divided into three groups depending on how hard they are; green orange and red (Green being the easiest and red being the hardest)

For the rest of the week I was sitting with the girls one at a time to take and listen to calls, I think this was the best way I could have been trained to take the calls because I got to listen to how each of the girls spoke with the different clients and how the different clients spoke to us and how they expected we spoke to the clients.

On the Friday of that week I sat on my own and took the call by myself but I had the security that if I felt unsure on how to answer a call or what to say to the clients, that everyone else in the office would be able to help.

Now at the end of my second week here at best reception I am working independently on my desk but knowing if I ever need any help I have everyone around me

I am really looking forward to my time ahead at best reception as I progress and move forward!

Using an Outsourced Reception to take orders

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Running your own business can require a lot of time and hard work, and finding the time to answer all of your incoming calls may be a struggle. You may think that missing the odd call will not affect your business, but in the current economic struggle can you really afford to miss out on new business enquiries?

Fast and efficient call answering is especially important if your company incorporates order taking –A vast majority of people still prefer to place orders over the telephone but if you don’t have sufficient support in your office then you could be at risk of losing orders and potential customers. By outsourcing your calls to Best Reception, your very own team of Virtual Receptionists can answer your calls in your company’s name, in a greeting that suits you.

Our order taking service helps to ensure that your customer’s calls are answered professionally, and dealt with in a way that suits your business. Your receptionists, however, are not just limited to answering your calls- They can advise your callers on your products, track and process orders for your business when you can’t and, most importantly, maintain a constant point of contact for your clients.

So if you’re looking for a cost efficient and professional order taking service (plus much more!) then call Best Reception now on 01992 531000 to arrange your 2 week free trial.

Why we offer a free trial

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At Best Reception we are so confident that we can benefit businesses of all shapes and sizes that we now offer every new customer a free, two week, no obligation trial! This gives us a chance to demonstrate the many ways in which our tailor-made services can be of assistance to each and every business, and also gives the chance for new clients to see the benefits first-hand.

Our free trial is offered to all new customers with no obligation, and once the free trial begins many customers are surprised to see that we are so much more than just an ‘answering service’ as our virtual receptionist can cover a whole range of requirements, for example;

?        Booking appointments (& rescheduling/cancelling them)

?        Providing company information to callers

?        Taking payments

?        Order processing

?        Helpline services

?        Switchboard services

?        And a huge range more in order to provide a fully 3 dimensional service           to businesses of all types, whatever the requirement.

We’re also very proud of the fact that, after their trial has ended, most new customers comment on how their clients have no idea we are an external company!

A free trial not only enables your own team of virtual receptionists to get to know your company, it also allows us to see an accurate guide of your call volume. We can then use this to calculate and suggest the most appropriate call plan for your business, based on the actual amount of calls you receive, to ensure that you are getting the best possible value for your money. What’s more, if your call volume changes in the future (as your business grows perhaps), our flexible service allows you to change the call plan you are on.

Offering a free trial to all new clients has proven to be an immensely successful means of demonstrating how our business can benefit our new clients, and the vast majority of the people who use the trial go on to use us as their outsourced reception service on a permanent basis.

So why not set up a free trial with Best Reception today and find out how our service can benefit you?  It’s completely free and without obligation, so what have you got to lose?


Telephone cover for Snow Days

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If you are a business owner you will know that customer communication is crucial to the effective running of any business, whether it is taking the time to speak to an existing customer or securing the deal with those all-important new business enquiries. With the threat of snow fast approaching, could your business really afford to lose out on a day or so of business?

This is a question that many business owners will find themselves repeating over and over as the winter weather takes a turn for the worse and ensuring business continuity during the days when staff can’t get into work is vital for any business. Outsourcing your calls toBest Receptionmay be just the right answer for your business. With our flexible service, you can choose to divert all of your calls to us or just to answer your calls when you are not able to. Our virtual reception service can help to ensure you are prepared for any unanticipated circumstances that may arise, such as if your in house receptionist can not make it into work because of adverse weather.

This is something that is especially vital in the coming winter months with warnings of snow approaching. Within seconds you can divert your telephone calls to your team of receptionists; who will be ready to answer your calls, in your business name, with a greeting that suits you. 

Your receptionists are not just limited to answering calls; having your own team of receptionists means that we are able to plan your own tailor-made service, designed to suit you and your company’s individual needs, for ongoing or just one-off, emergency cover. Whether that means you want us to call your clients, re arrange or book appointments or simply answer your phones when you cannot,Best Receptioncan draw up a plan for you.

So don’t get stuck in the snow this year, give our friendly team of receptionists a call to see how our service can help to guarantee your business is supported when you need it most.

Call answering for Hypnotherapists

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If you are a busy hypnotherapist you will know how difficult it can be to answer all of your calls as and when they come in. Working as a professional that requires a relaxing and calming atmosphere to deliver an effective service, nothing can be more of an unwanted distraction than a ringing telephone. Whether you are self employed, working for a company or running your own practice, fitting call answering and handling into your daily schedule can be easier said than done.

Here at Best Reception, we have various hypnotherapists using our service and we know that it is not always convenient to answer the phone. By outsourcing your calls to Best Reception you can help to ensure that your calls are answered and handled by your very own friendly and hospitable receptionists. Our service is flexible too, so you can choose to divert all of your calls to us to act as your permanent receptionists, or you can choose to just divert calls when you are busy or out of the office. Diverting calls to us when you are busy can be an extremely useful service to use; especially in situations such as when you are with a patient and require a calm surrounding. Diverting your calls can save the ringing phone interrupting the serenity of your practice and therefore disturbing the success of your therapy.

Your receptionists will answer your calls in your name and blend seamlessly into the daily running of your business, so your clients won’t have to know we exist. But your receptionist’s job is not just limited to answering your phone calls. They can disclose as much or as little information as you wish including prices, treatment lengths and what the therapy will entail. If requested we are also more than happy to book your appointments for you, either using our free online diary system or your own booking system if you already have one in place.

By combining all of these services, you will be able to relax into the daily running of your business, safe in the knowledge that your team of virtual receptionists are taking care of your incoming calls. So if you’re looking for a seamless answering service for your hypnotherapy practice, why not call Best Reception now to start your free trial?

Call answering for short term loan providers

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Due to the current economic climate short time loan providers have become increasingly popular. As an industry, short term loan providers have experienced a sharp rise in demand, which is why our telephone answering service can help you cope with this demand.  Best Reception can provide you with a seamless answering service, which has helped many short term loan providers successfully manage their influx of new business. We achieve this by providing you with a tailor-made service to suit your every need and by supplying you with a team of polite and friendly receptionists.

Regardless to whether your call intake is high or low Best Reception aim to ensure every call is answered and dealt with efficiently. If you have a large call volume you would have employ multiple in-house receptionists to avoid calls going unanswered which would be extremely costly! On the other hand if you only receive a small amount of calls it is not very cost effective to employ an in-house receptionist. In both cases leaving a call to go unanswered is incredibly off-putting and is not the impression you should be giving to new and existing customers due to the rise in competition.

Callers wanting a short term loan are not very likely to leave an answer phone message and await a response. We understand the urgency of the calls and can obtain bespoke information from the caller before putting a call through to you or taken a message if you prefer.  This helps you to deal with the enquiry as quickly as possible leaving your callers happy and helping to improve your time management which when running a business is extremely important.