Recieving and answering calls is essential for small businesses in terms of contacting customers or answering queries. However, telecom costs can be expensive, especially for start-ups. There are many ways to cut down on phone bills and keep expenses to a minimum. We delve into the best practical savings so you can focus on growing your business.
Compare Markets Regularly
One of the easiest ways to make sure that your small business is getting the right price for your telephony system is to compare markets regularly. There are many price comparison websites which take the pain out of visiting many sites such as comparethemarket, gocompare, uSwitch etc. Businesses can save thousands of pounds by moving from an unsuitable tariff to one that’s right for their budget.
Small business should keep all bills, including utility bills, on a regular cycle to take advantage of any new deals available.
Acquire A Virtual Number
Switching to a virtual number has proved increasingly popular for business use.
Cloud-based phone systems are extremely cost-effective to run, especially compared with a traditional phone line. It is estimated to save companies at least 30% on phone bills and most providers offer competitive and cheaper rates along with additional lines.
The added benefit of a virtual number is that systems are always being improved by the host provider. Additionally, when security breaches do happen, the provider will be best placed to deal with this and have it resolved quickly minimising downtime and without having to hire a costly IT technician.
Get Rid Of Equipment
Nowadays, calls can be made without the need for hardware phones and landlines.
Virtual phones like Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offer connectivity solutions through the internet and offers seamless communications. These calls can use simple headsets and software easily downloadable on desktops. Furthermore, VoIP provides an infinite number of potential lines and the ability to work from anywhere with a minimum of infrastructure, equipment costs and repair bills.
Get rid of unnecessary hardware and see how much you save.
Bundle Your Services
Finding the best business phone provider for your small business can be time-consuming and expensive. However, instead of searching thousands of companies to accommodate your business needs there is an easier option. Bundling IT services can give you exclusive discounts and featured packages. In comparison to buying different services with another provider, you may not be getting the same savings.
By sticking with one provider for business needs could save you money in the long run and successfully bundling your services will also make it easier to scale.
VoIP – the future of telecommunications.
Moving your telephony to the cloud provides a solution that improves communications throughout your business. Switching to VoIP can bring many benefits to your small business such as flexibility, mobile working and lowering costs.
To find out more about how bOnline can help you set up IP phones which include international calling, see our packages or call our friendly small business experts on 0203 617 9950.