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How An Answering Service Can Grow Your Business in 2019 - Select Answering Service - Blog

How An Answering Service Can Grow Your Business in 2019

10 Ways An Answering Service Can Grow Your Business in 2019

Did you know that an answering service can grow your business? Here we cover ten ways it can grow your business in 2019.

Thinking about hiring an answering service?

Wondering how it can help grow your business?

Providing great customer service is an essential part of building a business with continuous growth. However, if you have a lot of tasks to do and a lot on your mind it may be difficult to give great support to every customer who calls.

That’s where a professional answering services comes in. An answering service can help serve your customer’s needs and as a result, it can help your small business grow quickly.

Below we’ll look at the top ways that an answering service can help grow your business in 2019.

1. Demonstrate Professionalism

If you’re trying to put a professional face forward to your customers, an answering service can help do the trick. Call center employees are professional and know how to interact with a customer while being kind, supportive, and helpful.

When a customer calls into your business you’ll want them to receive a warm greeting by knowledgeable professionals. When you hire a call center, you’ll always be confident that your customers are in good hands. They’ll continue seeing your business like the professional company that it is.

2. Offer Better Customer Service

One of the best things about using a call answering center is that it can improve the quality of customer service at your business. Customer support professionals need to help the callers with whatever their needs may be.

Call center employees have the skills to help with any need a caller has. This could mean questions about business hours, providing technical support, or setting appointments.

3. Make Appointment Setting Easier

Another benefit of answering services is the ability for call center experts to help customers set appointments.

This can be particularly helpful for medical offices and healthcare providers but can help other businesses as well. You’ll be able to schedule meetings with clients or partners, even after hours.

Both you and the call center can share a scheduling platform. As a result, you’ll be able to receive real-time notifications for bookings and for any changes a customer needs to make.

4. Take Orders

In addition to setting up appointments, call center employees can also take orders from customers. Some customers are old-fashioned and don’t want to use online order forms to buy items from you, but instead prefer to call in.

While it can be time-consuming to take these orders on your own, a call answering service can take these orders for you so that you can fulfill them.

5. Open Up Time For Other Tasks

If you run a successful business, you understand that time is a limited resource. You have to prioritize your everyday activities if you want to stay productive as a business owner.

Customer calls can be distracting and can interrupt you when you’re in the middle of important tasks. Taking too many calls can make it hard to get things done and it may disrupt your schedule if a customer has a lot of questions.

By using an answering service you’ll no longer have to worry about answering customer calls. You’ll be able to open up time for other tasks and will be able to focus on the management and growth of the business instead.

6. Screen Your Calls

While call answering services can handle most calls, there may be times when you need to speak to a caller directly. Great call services will be able to screen callers for you, and if needed, they’ll be able to send the call through to you.

By using call screening services, you’ll make the most effective use of your time. You’ll only step in to handle calls when it’s necessary to do so.

7. Minimize Costs

Using a call service can be one of the most cost-effective solutions for offering customer support or reception services. Keeping employees on staff for answering phone calls can be expensive and it can take time to hire, train, and manage employees well.

With a call answering service, you’ll be able to pay a flat rate. You’ll know exactly what costs you should expect every month and you’ll be able to plan your budget accordingly.

8. Offer 24/7 Support

Another great thing about using a call answering service is that you can provide your customers with more availability. If your reception is only able to receive calls during business hours you may be missing out on important calls.

Additionally, offering your customers more convenience and flexibility makes them become loyal customers. By offering 24/7 availability through a call service you’ll set yourself apart from competitors. Your customers will have the most options for interacting with your business and getting answers when they need them.

9. Eliminate Voicemail

When you’re not in the office, it’s possible that important calls may come in and these may go to voicemail. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to remember to check your voicemail, and messages can get stuck in the queue.

When you use call answering services, you’ll never check your voicemail too late and realize you missed an important call.

10. Provide Multiple Communication Options

In addition to being more available via the telephone, a call answering service can offer additional options for support as well.

Customers will be able to use SMS text messages to get in touch or can use help desk support methods. These extra options give your customers more flexibility and encourages them to get in touch more often.

Making the Decision to Hire a Call Answering Service

Once you understand how answering services work and what kind of support they can offer your customers then the choice becomes clear. Hiring an answering service may one of the most helpful decisions you ever make for your business.

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.


Publish Date: January 31, 2019 5:00 AM

2021 Buyers Guide Artificial Intelligence

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Acqueon Technologies Inc.

Acqueon's AI-driven conversational engagement software enables sales, marketing and service organizations to engage in emotionally connected dialogs with customers via their channel of choice for significantly improved results. The Acqueon suite adds multichannel campaign management, contact center analytics, desktop, and CRM connectors for your contact center software of choice, including Amazon Connect, Cisco, Nice inContact, and Twilio. Acqueon conversational engagement software leverages the Acqueon IQ platform to aggregate data from the various applications, assemble rich customer contexts, and drive next-best-action using powerful statistical and predictive models.


Agara is an autonomous virtual voice agent powered by Real-time Voice AI. It is designed to have intelligent conversations with your customers, vendors, and partners without any assistance from human agents. It can handle a wide variety of calls including inbound customer care calls, outbound lead generation calls, appointment scheduling calls, and overdue payment recovery calls.

Agara is available for several industries including banking, insurance, retail, e-commerce, airlines, and telecom. Powered by advanced Real-time Voice AI that understands speech in real-time, automatically determines the right process to follow and guides the caller along in the process with natural conversation.


Aktify is personalizing interactions between brands and consumers at scale with machine learning. It allows contact centers to offload their leads that are not responding to agents to Aktify where AI will be used to follow up through SMS until the customer is ready to talk to an agent. Aktify produces something out of nothing, as typically unresponsive leads are not focused on.

Balto Software Inc

Real-time call guidance and post call data analytics
Balto Software is a provider of real-time intelligent call support and coaching. Our software solution leverages artificial intelligence to listen to both sides of a call and deliver mission-critical information and feedback to sales representatives immediately. Our solution is fully customizable and our current customers include sales teams and customer service groups in sectors ranging from debt collections to healthcare and home improvement.

Consilium Software

Consilium UniChAI™
Contacting customer service can often be a challenging experience with waiting on hold forever being one of the top reasons for client dissatisfaction. Furthermore, repeating information that was already provided to a chat agent, and generally spending too much time getting answers to questions can all lead to a lengthy, and often frustrating, customer journey. With unlimited scalability, enterprise-level security, and best-in-class data privacy features, UniChAI™ is a conversational AI platform which is playing an important role in improving some of these aspects of customer experience (CX) through chatbots – which are intelligent and natural-language virtual assistants meant to augment a c...
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ContactEngine connects conversations across entire customer journeys with One Voice delivering exceptional CX and demonstrable business value for organizations around the world.

ContactEngine provides proactive customer service by helping your customers through the channels they’re most comfortable with. It aims to contact your customer before your customer contacts you.


Daisee builds technology that empowers people to solve problems by making interactions simple and smart so they can have a more significant impact, be more productive and be better at what they do. We believe incremental improvements carry huge potency and provide exponentially greater change for the better.

Genesys customers can now automate risk and quality management using Daisee’s speech and sentiment analytics and remediation workflow software. Daisee helps improve customer experience, ensure regulatory compliance, identify missed commercial opportunities & training requirements as well as provide valuable insights back to the business directly from the frontline – the true voice-of-...
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eGain Corporation

Automate the routine and boring and augment the interesting with eGain AI (Artificial Intelligence). eGain is a pioneer in AI for contact center customer service and customer engagement and has developed cutting-edge technology as also best practices and proven use-cases over the last two decades. eGain’s patented Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) technology, called Guided Help, is a simple but powerful AI technology used to find answers to customer issues, and for process guidance and decision making. Along with Knowledge and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence forms the core of the eGain Customer Engagement Hub platform and its omnichannel and digital-first capability.

eGain Corporation

eGain Knowledge+AI
eGains omnichannel customer engagement solutions power digital-first experiences for leading brands. Infused with AI, machine learning, knowledge and analytics, our award-winning platform helps clients automate and optimize customer journeys via virtual assistance, messaging, social, mobile, web, and contact centers.


Automated Language Testing
Emmersion offers automated assessments to quickly and accurately test speaking, writing, and grammar fluency in 9 languages and counting. We help contact centers improve CSAT scores by screening for top talent and retaining top performers.


Scale up your business using Convy AI, the artificial intelligence that acts like a human helping enterprises to better interact with their clients and agents to be focused on the value added transactions.
Convy.AI is used to support, entertain and simplify the experience of million of customers every month.
Convy.AI understand natural language (but supports also button based UIs), simply integrate many front end (chat, email, whatsapp, IVR, Alexa, google home, ...) and it's zero code admin interface enables everybody to manage conversations.


ExecVision is a conversation intelligence platform built to drive human behavior change which positively impacts individual, team, and organization performance. The software ingests, transcribes, and analyzes conversations to provide actionable insights for coaching, upskilling, and more informed decision making. Sales, QA, customer success and support teams use ExecVision to create a consistent experience across the customer journey.


Most customer-facing interfaces make it the end user’s job to figure out how to navigate and find their way to where they need to be. This is true of websites and mobile apps as much as it of touch-tone IVRs. The interface is usually designed for the most generic of uses; and because making changes is expensive and time-consuming, these interfaces tend to be inflexible with regards to evolving times, use cases or user needs.

AI can help create user interfaces that are adaptable and personalized. Advances in Conversational AI make it possible to interact with the user in natural language. Many IVRs are being re-configured to work this way and businesses are also introducing text-based cha...
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Automate up to 70% of messaging conversations on your website, SMS, Facebook Messenger, Apple Business Chat, WhatsApp and more. LivePerson has a complete solution to create, manage, and optimize bots for businesses of all sizes.

Mediatel Data Srl

Contact Center Solution AI-Driven
Mediatel Research and Development team developed Artificial Intelligence Engine, part of the Contact Center platform, suitable for vocal interactions using Natural Language Processing modules and digital interactions, used in chat sessions, for chat bots, email management for email dispatching or text messages.

MFE International

Oracle Digital Assistant
The next generation state-of-the-art text and voice AI Chatbot . No coding required.
Reduce call volumes by 30-60%. Reduce waiting times


CSAT.AI Scores Better Customer Service with Gamified Guidance!

CSAT.AI lets agents know when they’re on the right track by predicting CSAT scores in real time (when they’re fixable!) - because most customers don’t leave feedback, they just leave.

CSAT.AI measures if the customer’s questions were answered, how empathetic was your agent and the customer’s sentiment to predict a CSAT score without pesky surveys, all in real time. QA is modernized and the CX game is improved - no matter if your agents are at their home or your office.

OpsTel Services

The SPEED solution solves for service level issues while cost optimizing the environment with automation.

Provides an enhanced way to speed up & optimize invoking temporary agent skills configuration changes into the contact center environment.

Speed allows you to schedule both future changes & temporary changes that auto-revert back to the original state when scheduled time expires.

Speed features:

*Automated / Scheduled Temporary Agent Skills Configuration Management
*Immediate Temporary or Reoccurring Schedule Skills Configuration Changes
*Easy to Use/Operations Administration Focused
*Descriptive Monitoring Activity Dashboard
*Detailed “End to End’ Audit Trail and Perfor...
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VADS Smart Chat Assistance
VADS Smart Chat Assistant is a computer program that conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods.

VADS Smart Chat Assistant is an artificial intelligence (AI) program that simulates interactive human conversation using key pre-calculated user phrases and auditory, visual, and text-based signals.

Benefits :
- Reducing operational workload
- Increase customer engagement and customer experience
- Save on operating costs
- Provide insight into the customer


Analysis that empowers your business
Get actionable insights from all your customer interactions
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