Inbound calls are a precious asset to every company. After all, they’ve spent quite a lot of money to be able to get that single inbound call, so the right thing to do is to handle that call as efficiently as possible. How do you manage calls effectively?
One productive way to use on hold airtime is to install an on hold message system to your telephone. A well-crafted message on hold is something that is informative, but still entertains the caller and decreases the feeling of waiting and frustration.
There is no certain formula as to what makes on hold messages click because it varies from one business to another. It also depends on how often you update your messages. What if you already did every possible way found in the manual and most of your callers still hang-up?
Then, maybe your on hold messages are committing some of on hold marketing’s seven deadly sins:
1) Does your on hold message focus the caller’s attention to the long wait? For instance, “We’re sorry for your wait/delay. A representative will be with you any minute now.”
2) Does your on hold message try to send a lot of information too quickly by placing voice spots close together without enough amount of break between them?
3) Does your on hold message repeat less than every 3-5 minutes?
On hold messages is not just about filling dead air with music and advertisement; it’s also creating better customer experience whilst leaving a good first impression to your brand. If your company is guilty of doing some or all of these things, this is probably the right moment to consider looking for a professional on hold messaging company to give you some tips and pointers on how to use on hold messages to your advantage.
To be able to create a professional on hold message, you must seek help from experts and experienced on hold companies like us, The Original On Hold, Inc.
With just the right amount of knowledge and entertainment, On hold marketing provides you the opportunity to callers on the line by sending important information to get your caller’s unwavering attention while on hold. The result? You can generate interest from your callers about offerings suggested while on hold. Who knows? They might be willing to place an order. Mission Accomplished!