Benefits of a Telephone Answering Service for the Food Industry

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The food industry is a very diverse and extensive sector; the ever-growing demand of food suppliers and manufacturers has given the retail element of the division strong growth within the consumer market. Restaurant chains are renowned for providing casual and fine dining experiences exploring a range of cuisine throughout the industry sector. Whether your business is a high-profile franchise or a family-run company, the demands of such an industry can be stressful and challenging. With this in mind, customers must always remain the number 1 priority. Building professional and friendly relationships with customers is essential to maintain customer loyalty.

Restaurants and food catering businesses can become very busy at peak times; staff may be dealing with customer orders and deliveries whilst trying to manage table bookings and requests, which can all become very challenging. Trying to juggle various tasks can prove to be hectic at times – a telephone answering service is the perfect solution to take some of the responsibility and workload off of your employees and also continue to your excellent customer service. If food orders need to be placed for specific events, or reservations need to be booked, Best Reception will handle all types of enquiries with the utmost professionalism.

Whether you’re tied up with customers or you have an important meeting to attend, a Best Reception service will take care of your incoming calls so you never miss an opportunity to take a potential booking from a new customer or existing client. At Best Reception, we strive to ensure that the running of your business remains 100% customer focused at all times.

We can alter our services to fit your business needs to book appointments, take messages on your behalf, answer general enquiries for potential new clients and even disclose prices and information about the services you offer. We can also manage your personal diary with your approval of access to your weekly appointments and meetings, so we can arrange food deliveries and reservation bookings. Our service can divert your calls straight to you if you are away on business or out of the office so that you can personally deal with important phone calls.

Call Best Reception free today on 0800 043 0084 or click here to arrange a 2 week free trial!

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!

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.

Telephone Answering Service to take orders

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Here at Best Reception many of our clients use our telephone answering service as an order line, to process
orders for their customers. There are many ways in which we can do this, for example,
we can use online payment systems (i.e sagepay), a personal websites checkout
or we can just send you order information via email.

For many of our clients, this saves them valuable time as well as money! Letting best reception handle their order taking means their time can be better spent in other areas of running their business, and it is
also a cost effective way to have your very own sales team.

It is also vital for success that potential customers can reach you quickly (i.e. not be greeted by a call waiting message) and that their requirements are dealt with efficiently. What’s more, having a telephone
answering service as a customer order line also means you do not alienate any clientele that do not like to place orders online on unfamiliar websites, they will be able to call through to a team of friendly receptionists.

With one of our clients, they have provided us with a secure online payment system as well as access to their order database. As a result of this, we can place ordered quickly and securely for any customers that call in.
What’s more, we can also deal with customers enquiring about the status of their order, and make any amendments. If customers would like to know expected delivery dates, or if there order has been despatched, we can provide this information. We can also edit existing orders, if customers call in and they
would like to change what they have ordered.

This service works incredibly well for many of our clients, as it provides them with a cost effective customer service team to take their orders, as well as saving them valuable time to concentrate on other areas of
running their business.

Case Study – Ordering Service

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Here at Best Reception we can take orders from your callers by using online payment systems, your personal websites or by taking the details for you and sending them securely in two messages for safety. There is no need to use up you precious time taking orders, or paying an expensive sales team when Best Reception can make sure all orders are handled in the best way possible for a fraction of the price. Make sure you do not loose out on any clients who may try to call whilst you are in meetings, or who may be too afraid to place orders online by giving them the option to call through to a team of friendly receptionists.

One of our clients have provided us with an online payment system which allows us to place orders in an efficient and secure way. Not only this but we can also track orders, change order details and cancel orders. This helps save our client a huge amount of time as we are able to provide all the information that callers need and help them with any order queries.

We can also log onto your website and place the order for the caller. This can be very useful as people may not feel they can do the order online themselves or may feel a lot more comfortable talking to a person on reception.

For another of our clients we take payment by entering all the card details into a simple message. This may be useful if you don’t have a payment system or website. These details are quickly emailed over to you in two messages for security.

Make sure you save your own time and do not miss out on valuable sales whilst otherwise occupied by having Best Reception take your orders, helping increase your own revenue.

Order taking service

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From small businesses to large businesses, an order taking service can be vital to success. Missing potential orders can mean missing out on profits. A number of our clients have found that callers get put off by an answering machine, or a busy tone, and that is business lost! Potential customers want to make one call and place an order, with no fuss or hassle.

Using Best Reception as an ordering service, means that you needn’t worry about this again! We have a number of clients that we place orders for, through a variety of different means. Whether it be using sage pay, paypal, a bespoke online portal, website payment pages or even just emailing over details, you will never miss out on a potential order.

With Best reception, you can try this service yourself, completely free of charge!

Case study 4: Telephone answering service to take orders

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One of our clients, based in Cockfosters, use our telephone answering service to take orders for hand make gift baskets that are delivered to your door . Their Customers can call in and as well as taking down their order we can guide them through all the different arrangements that they do. The customers will tell us what they are looking for and for what occasion and we will give advice from information provided as to what is best. When customers call in we take the details of the order there and then and work out delivery charges for each and every order. With this company being a smaller company, they don’t have an online system we access to place the order.  What we do for them is take all the order details, such as the delivery and billing addresses, payment and the product or products they have chosen to order, then send them across securely. The baskets are then made up and dispatched by our client.