Cookie Preference Centre

Your Privacy
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Performance Cookies
Functional Cookies
Targeting Cookies

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, you should know that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work then.

Cookies used

ContactCenterWorld.com

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.

Cookies used

Google Analytics

Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the provision of enhance functionality and personalization, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.

Cookies used

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites.

Cookies used

LinkedIn

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyse your use of our products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts, and provide content from third parties

OK

Upcoming Events

How To Get Published on ContactCenterWorld.com

HOW TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CONTACT CENTER WEEK

WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND TECH SOLUTIONS

How To Enter the 2020 Members' Choice Awards - For Vendors

Who’s Answering Your Phones During COVID-19? - PATLive - ContactCenterWorld.com Blog

Who’s Answering Your Phones During COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways from shifts in demand to transitioning to work from home, all with very little time to adapt. With about a zillion unknowns (including how long this is going to last) one thing is for sure - your business is still getting phone calls and in some cases even more than before. 

How is a small business to cope with all the changes stemming from the coronavirus crisis while still attempting to grow? Live answering services like PATLive can help. Here are five ways your business can benefit from virtual receptionist service during COVID-19.

Keep Your Customers in The Know

Your customers have questions - more now than ever. You may have temporarily changed your hours, service offerings, or even your pricing and your customers will be calling for all the details. Simply provide a list of frequently asked questions to your virtual receptionist service and they’ll automatically be built into your custom call handling instructions. They won’t even know they aren’t speaking with your business.

Maintain a Full, Booked Calendar 

If you’re an appointment-based business, you’re probably getting a lot of calls asking to reschedule due to the social distancing movement. Don’t let your valued customers or clients go to voicemail! Set a tentative date that you plan to re-open and allow a trusted team of virtual receptionists to manage your calendar so that you’re booked solid upon your return. 

Support Your Customers 24/7

This is a trying time for society worldwide, don’t leave your callers in the dark. With a 24/7 virtual receptionist service, you can brighten your callers’ days by providing them with rockstar customer support no matter where you’re working. Plus, 93% of customers are likely to make repeat purchases with companies who offer excellent customer service. 

Save Time & Get Calls to the Right Place Quickly 

Virtual receptionists do so much more than just message taking. They can do just about everything an in-office receptionist does, except for bringing you that cup of coffee. They can also screen calls so that you’re only sent the calls you want to take. That way your day is more productive and you’ll sound professional, too. 

Quick, Responsive Service On Every Call

The last thing you want is to let your customers think you’ve shut your doors because you weren’t able to answer every call. Forward your calls to your virtual receptionist to ensure every call is answered quickly. Virtual receptionists can act as your first line of defense or overflow support. 


With so much uncertainty in the world today, people have a lot of questions for your business and are calling for help. Just because you’re working from home in sweatpants doesn’t mean you can’t provide five-star service to your customers and potential customers. 

With affordable virtual receptionist services like PATLive you can keep your customers informed and provide around the clock customer service with friendly, professional agents. PATLive is offering 15% off to help businesses like yours stay operational and continue growing no matter where you are. Call 866-712-1879 to get started today. 

Source: https://www.patlive.com/blog/answering-phones-covid-19/

Publish Date: April 8, 2020 5:00 AM


2020 Buyers Guide Automated Call Distributors

 
1.) 
Call Center Studio

Call Center Studio
Call Center Studio is the world’s first call center built on Google and is one of the most secure and stable systems with some of the industry’s best reporting. It is one of the most full-featured enterprise grade systems (with the most calling features, one of the best call distribution, outbound dialing features and integrations—including IVR, AI Speech Recognition, blended inbound/outbound calling and includes Google’s new Dialogflow and Speech API. Call Center Studio is the absolute easiest to use (with a 10 minute setup), and is the price performance leader with lower equipment cost and less setup time.
PH: +1 512-872-7565
 



View more from PATLive

Recent Blog Posts:
7 Things Every Virtual Office NeedsJune 23, 2020 5:00 AM
10 Things Every Virtual Office NeedsJune 23, 2020 5:00 AM
10 Answering Service Posts Every Small Business Should ReadJune 2, 2020 5:00 AM
How to Personalize Customer Service as a Small BusinessApril 29, 2020 5:00 AM
9 Stress Management Tips for Business Owners & Team LeadersApril 21, 2020 5:00 AM
Who’s Answering Your Phones During COVID-19?April 8, 2020 5:00 AM
Small Business Tips: Guide to Working from HomeApril 1, 2020 5:00 AM
How Technology is Changing Customer ServiceMarch 18, 2020 5:00 AM
6 Simple Ways to Create a Lifetime Customer BaseFebruary 19, 2020 5:00 AM
How to Transform Negative Reviews Into OpportunitiesFebruary 12, 2020 5:00 AM
Submit Event

Upcoming Events

15th annual Best Practice Conference - this is the contact center world's most highly rated event - a whopping 100% of delegates say they would recommend it!

100's of best practice tips and ideas from contact center professionals Read More...
 7
 8136 
Share

Survey - Online Event

Latest Americas Newsletter
both ids empty
session userid =
session UserTempID =
session adminlevel =
session blnTempHelpChatShow =
CMS =
session cookie set = True
session page-view-total =
session page-view-total =
applicaiton blnAwardsClosed =
session blnCompletedAwardInterestPopup =
session blnCheckNewsletterInterestPopup =
session blnCompletedNewsletterInterestPopup =