Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sales Lead Generation in a Recession

Are you getting sucked into the recessionary vortex along with most businesses? Are old customers buying less and prospects few and far between? Sure would be nice if you had an cheap and easy way to generate more sales leads wouldn't it? Well, you can with a virtual assistant from iTeleCenter. This is more than an automated attendant or voicemail system. It is a lead generating machine.

The iTeleCenter virtual phone system for business is a communications service that acts as a sales system. Consider it a force multiplier for your sales team. It allows a small staff to appear to be a much larger staff. That's the power of technology.

So how does it work? First, you should know that the magic is all on high power telecommunications servers remotely hosted at a central location. It's so powerful that your customers will never hear a busy signal no matter how many calls are coming in simultaneously. You don't need to buy a new system or even any more phones. iTeleCenter uses what you have now. It just makes a regular phone system into a really powerful phone system designed to maximize sales performance.

It starts with your own toll free number that prospects and customers call to access your sales team. Hide your regular phone number. This is the one number you'll publish. It's toll free, so clients won't hesitate to call regardless of where they happen to be. That's not just important for nationwide businesses, but any business that has prospective customers beyond a few mile radius of the business location.

You tell iTeleCenter what phone number to call to reach you from that toll free number. That can be your regular office phone, your home phone, or your cell phone. It will forward your calls up to 5 different phone numbers if that's what it takes to reach you. How does it know which sales agent or functional area to call? Everyone has their own extension number. The main greeting helps your callers get to the right extension.

Yes, there's voicemail if someone just plain isn't available. But it's unlimited voicemail. It never gets full. You can tell the system to send you a text message whenever a voicemail arrives. Or whenever someone sends you a FAX message. Those are graciously accepted too. Both your voice messages and FAX messages can be accessed by email from wherever you happen to be. Plus if you want to return a call, you can do that with the press of a button. The system knows the caller's phone number even if they didn't leave it in their message.

In full sales mode, the iTeleCenter offers 24/7 informational mailboxes. It's a recorded message hotline that offers callers a review of your products or information about your location and hours. If callers like what they hear, they can press a button and be connected to you immediately. Your system is bringing in prospects while you're working other leads.

There's much more to the iTeleCenter system that will help your business gather and convert more prospective customers. But you're probably wondering what sort of giant cost is involved. It starts at $9.95 a month. You don't even have to spend that to try the system. There's a iTeleCenter 7 day free trial so you can see for yourself. It has a 30 day money back guarantee so you can be sure it's right for your business. There's even a special version for real estate agents called TeleCenter Real Estate Pro.

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