Kind words from a long-term Client

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Today, a client of ours recommended us to another business who were looking to outsourced their reception. He copied us in on the email he sent and it really was too good not to share!

“I would like to Introduce you to Best Reception who have been my call answering service for the last five years and have really help my business grow by always making sure all sales calls and messages are put through to me, either by message and email or patched through to my mobile phone. The team are really friendly and make sure that you have a chat with them about exactly what you need as I’ve always found them to be extremely flexible in terms of what they can offer.”

Friday Feedback

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“I just wanted to tell you that one of my long term patients … who I saw yesterday asked me if I had changed reception services. She had called up to move her appointment last week and she says that she was greeted with real warmth on the phone, you were really helpful, and upbeat. it was the fact that she’d noticed a difference that made her mention (it).

So I thought I would pass it on, and give my thanks too. I have always been happy in changing from ********* to yourselves, and when patients pay compliments like this it makes me even more sure. So thank you, and keep up the good work.”

– Osteopathic Practice in County Durham

Ding dong merrily on high.. The many benefits of an outsourced reception over the Christmas period

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 Hoorah, it’s officially December – Time to get the Christmas decorations down from the loft and stick that much loved Christmas compilation album on repeat! The excitement is growing day by day, but it’s not Christmas Day that’s in the back of everyone’s mind in the office – that place is reserved for the office Christmas party!

Once you’ve chosen from the set menu and picked out your favourite glad rags, you’re good to go and enjoy the annual festivities! But if you’re a business owner, there is one other important thing that is worth considering… Who is going to man your office and ensure your business remains uninterrupted during those early-closes and days off?

Outsourcing your reception to Best Reception is a great way to seamlessly keep your business ticking over during the festive period. By diverting your calls over to your very own team of virtual receptionists here at Best Reception, your callers will still be speaking to a live, friendly person who can either give the impression that they’re part of your company or can advise callers of your whereabouts. Your receptionists can even advise callers of turnaround time, (i.e. let them know how long it will be until you are available to respond) and so manage customer’s expectations. And we know it’s not just the Christmas party that requires cover over this busy time of year (it can often be the day after, too!) – we will be there for you if you need to pop out to a Christmas lunch or even squeeze in some last minute shopping. What’s best, you can divert any of your phones, including mobiles, to your Best Reception number.

We offer services for all types of business (see just a few of those here) and offer both short-term as well as ongoing call plans. So why not contact us today to see what we can do for you this Christmas?

 

 

Order Taking Services – Why outsourcing is the way to go..

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In the world that we live in today we can virtually order any item we want, for whenever we want it. These orders can be posted from the next town or shipped half way across the world, and still be with you within a matter of days! But if, like so many of us, you still prefer the old-fashioned way of placing an order with an actual person, you will understand the importance of an excellent order taking service.
Running any business is difficult and trying to juggle so many different areas of your company can become overwhelming at times – outsourcing your calls to Best Reception is a simple and affordable solution to ensure excellent customer service is provided on every single call. Your friendly receptionists will answer your calls within seconds of dialing your number and the service is so seamless, your customers will simply think that they are calling your company warehouse or helpline directly!
Whether a customer is calling to place a new order or just to check on an existing one, having their call dealt with by a polite and professional advisor will reassure them that their order is in safe hands. We aim to be as accommodating as possible to both our clients and yours; by going the extra mile in every call we show that their custom really is important to your business. Having your own small team of receptionists enables us to get to know your products and gives us the knowledge to discuss these with customers when they call – this personal touch can mean the difference between the customers buying from you or from a competitor.
By allowing us to take your orders, process payments and even check on delivery times we are able to completely manage your incoming orders, leaving you free to focus on other areas of your business. So if you want an order taking service that always goes the extra mile to ensure excellent customer service, call Best Reception today for a free trial.

More great feedback!

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Today a client of ours emailed in to let us know – ‘My customer was very complimentary about the way the phone was answered and commented on the happy disposition of the girl who took the call. Thank you!’

More great client feedback!

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“I would like to say thank you to the team, for providing such a fab service which really has helped my clinic run smoothly.” – Osteopathic Practice in Southend

Top 10 reasons to outsource your reception

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Maintains a constant professional appearance

Having your calls answered by a professional and friendly receptionist really gives a great first impression to new enquiries; as well as providing existing clients with a sense of confidence that their calls are being dealt with efficiently. Your receptionists will always convey an exceptionally high standard of customer service, and will strive their hardest to reinforce your company’s professional image at all times.

Saves money

Outsourcing your reception is an excellent cost cutting measure. For all businesses, outsourcing your reception requirements will always be more cost effective than hiring in house staff – especially if your call volume requires more than one member of staff to manage your calls. Having an outsourced reception can save you money on other aspects of running a business too, such as paying out for line rental, holiday and sick pay and even things such as office furniture and stationery.

Free sales screening

Unlike many other outsourced reception companies, we will always try to screen your unsolicited callers to avoid them getting through to you and wasting your valuable time. Sales callers can often try every trick in the book to get through to the person they want to speak to, however here at Best Reception we are wise to their tactics, and will always do our best to ensure that they do not get through and disturb your day. And what’s more – you won’t be charged for a single one!

Simple diverts

We know that every company is not the same, and neither is the level of cover needed. As a result of this, we have quite a few divert options to choose from. You can choose to divert all of your calls, divert calls when you can’t answer, divert your calls when the phone is engaged, or manually turn your divert on and off for when situations arise in which you need your phone lines covered. Setting up or changing your divert is as simple as tapping a few numbers in to your keypad and so can be completed in a matter of moments when you need us most!

Your very own team of receptionists

All new clients are given their very own team of virtual receptionists; you will have the same team of five girls answering your calls from the day you start your trial, throughout your entire time with Best Reception. This enables you, as well as your clients, to build familiarity with the person answering the calls and maintains a constant point of contact for all your regular clients.

Ensure calls are dealt with professionally

Outsourcing your reception to Best Reception may cut costs, but we certainly do not cut quality! You will be assigned your very own team of virtual receptionists who are trained to a high quality of customer service, ensuring all calls are dealt with an efficient and professional way. If you’re still not sure, see what our clients have to say.

Tailor made service

At Best Reception, we do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ call plan and so all plans are tailor made to suit your business’ wants and needs. We can do as much, or as little, as you require from us – from simply answering your phone and passing on a message, to taking payments and even calling your clients on your behalf. We’re also more than happy to take on your admin tasks such as mailshots and filing.

Diary management and bookings

Your virtual receptionists are not just limited to making and taking calls, we can also manage your diary for you. Whether it is booking, cancelling or rescheduling appointments, or simply checking your movements to answer your calls appropriately. You can take advantage of our free online diary system, or we can easily access yours via remote access, the choice is yours and completely flexible.

Short term cover

By diverting your incoming calls to Best Reception for a short period of time, you can ensure that your calls are answered in a professional and friendly manner when you are unable to answer them yourself. From one day’s cover to months at a time, we will happily to provide you with the same, high quality, full range of services that we would provide to long term clients.

Last minute/ urgent situations

Urgent situations cannot be avoided, but they can be protected and covered. An outsourced reception is an excellent way to ensure your business runs smoothly when things don’t go as planned. For example; if you are called away on urgent business, we could get your line up and running and begin answering by the next working day (depending on the service you require).

Double Dip recession: Save and not compromise

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The start of the recession in 2007 marked a global financial crisis that has been devastating to businesses worldwide, with many forced into bankruptcy or implementing severe staff redundancies. With everyone watching the pennies and trying to save money wherever possible, the smooth running of your business and finding effective ways of dealing with new business enquiries is more imperative than ever. But why should you compromise having a full time receptionist to handle all of these things?

Using Best Reception as your reception service means you can save on cost but not scrimp on the quality of your service. You are appointed your very own team of virtual receptionists to ensure the efficient running of you business, from professional handling of your incoming calls to making phone calls on your behalf. In this economic climate no one can afford to lose existing customers or potential clients, so good first impressions and a high quality service are more important than ever. These are the key ingredients in a successful business, and can be a deciding factor for a client when choosing between yourself and a competitor.

We carry out our role as if we were your receptionist working in your office with you, acting just as your front of house staff would. Your receptionists are always friendly and professional, creating a good first and lasting impression to your clients. We answer every call with a polite, friendly and professional attitude, handling each call with quality and care to ensure the smooth running of your business.

So if you’re looking for a great way to save money, but are not prepared to compromise on quality, give Best Reception a call today to start your free 2 week trial!

Jetting off this summer? Keep your phone lines covered with our short term telephone answering cover!

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After an extremely long Winter, followed by an extremely wet Spring – Summer is finally here! If you’re planning a trip away this year to get to spend time outside of the office and relax, do you really want the annoyance of your phone ringing and disturbing your peace?

If you were to divert your calls straight to your voicemail there is no guaranteeing people will wait around to hear back from the message they left – and can you really afford to lose out on new business? By diverting your incoming calls to Best Reception for a short period of time, you can ensure that your calls are catered to in a professional and friendly manner. From one day to months, we will happily to provide you with the same, high quality, full range of services that we would provide to long term clients.

Our calls plans are tailor made to suit you and your business, and could be the perfect solution for you- short time or otherwise. You will be assigned your very own team of Best Receptionists, who strive to ensure professional call handling at all times, giving you complete peace of mind whilst you’re away. Whether you are going for a long weekend in the country, a midweek business trip or a fortnight with the family in the sun, we all need a break from time to time. Best Reception’s telephone answering service ensures your business is in safe hands.

The extent of what we can do for you depends completely on what you are looking for from us. We will always take a detailed message from every call that comes in and send this over to you in an email (unless it is a cold call of course, this we will screen free of charge!), which can be sent to you as and when they come in or as a bundle at the end of the day, or even at the end of the week. Whilst we wouldn’t want to disrupt your holiday, we can put urgent calls through to your mobile or send you a text message if requested to do so, to ensure that no urgent matters go unresolved. If your company incorporates a diary system, we can manage this for you whilst you are away – making and rescheduling appointments and sending you an email to advise you of any changes. You can take advantage of our free online diary system, or we can use your existing system via remote access – the choice is yours!

So if you want your time away to be worry free, give Best Reception a call today to see what we can do for you!

Maintaining a professional appearance

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Running your own business requires a lot of things, but above all it requires a great deal of pride and professionalism in your work. As your company grows and expands around you and your work begins to pick up, you may find the high level of rapport and professionalism you were once able to maintain with your clients beginning to slip away. There is however an easy, and affordable, solution to this problem.
By outsourcing your calls to Best Reception you can ensure that your calls are always dealt with in a professional and friendly manner, by your very own team of virtual receptionists. This will help to free up your time, so that you will be able to focus directly on the running your business. Having the same five members of your own team answering your calls helps to ensure that your callers (especially those who call in regularly) are catered to in a familiar and welcoming manner, but always with a high standard of professionalism at all times.
An outsourced reception can benefit your company’s appearance in many ways, for example:

We will strive to answer your calls quickly and always in a friendly and professional manner.
We will make the company seem bigger than it is
We will screen out all of the sales calls that are unnecessary (free of
charge)
You will have the same people answering your calls
We can offer a free online diary service and update callers accurate information on your movements and when they are likely to have calls
returned

So if you feel your company could benefit from an outsourced reception, ring Best Reception today for a 2 week, no obligation, free trial!