Before you run out and grab that new 800 number for your small business, consider this: a vanity toll-free number. If you haven’t really thought about it or realized it as a viable option, read on.
According to Aaron Beals, founder of Ring Ring, LLC, vanity toll-free numbers “typically generate at least a 30% increase in response in comparison with a generic toll-free number”.
Anyone can call their current telephone provider and ask for a vanity toll-free number, but the high-profile and memorable numbers are generally unavailable. Ring Ring, LLC specializes in providing vanity numbers and the important tracking that follows.
Beals comments, “We find vanity phone numbers by using our proprietary search tool. We have access to phone numbers that the major carriers do and beyond. This is one of the things that really sets us apart. Getting vanity numbers differs from buying domains in the sense that we are dealing with a phone number that happens to correlate to a word by using the letters on the keypad. A similarity is that the manager of a domain can control what the viewer sees based on his or her geography. We can do this as well with toll free numbers.”
Typical clients for Ring Ring are automobile dealers, hotels, attorneys, plumbers and most all retail companies. The customer pays a fee that includes all of the services that come with the vanity phone number.
“We also integrate well with the major phone service providers. Once you have a phone number you need to have a carrier to place it on. Our basic mission is to provide unforgettable phone numbers to our clients that they normally couldn’t obtain through a traditional phone company,” Beals adds.
Ring Ring, LLC was founded in 2005 by Aaron and continues to increase in popularity and usage. With the number of mobile phone users increasing daily, the use of vanity numbers for businesses is more important than ever before. Smartphones are turning into the mobile du jour and are capable of dialing vanity toll free numbers easily, even with the differences in keypads.
When asked about great vanity number examples, Aaron mentioned Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO, who said it best: “Our best branding tool, as unsexy and low-tech as it may sound, is actually the telephone.”
Zappos prominently displays their vanity toll-free number on every page of their website.
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