Answering Service Blog

Answering Service Blog

Read Ambs' blog for tips, tricks, and inside information from answering service veterans on how to create a culture of professional, customer-focused voices.

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By: Aaron Boatin
March 8th, 2021

So you’ve made a decision to use a telephone answering service. Congratulations! It may be one of the best business decisions you’ll make all year. Now the question becomes, “How do I call forward my phones to the answering service?” Never fear, we’ve outlined some of the most common call forwarding methods.

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Customer Service | How Answering Services Work | Virtual Receptionists 101

By: Jennifer M. Cronkhite
November 30th, 2020

Patching is essentially call center lingo for transferring a caller to your team. Patching is frequently used by switchboard operators, virtual receptionist and after-hours emergency dispatchers. In the telephone answering service industry, there are two common ways callers can be patched including, warm and cold.

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Customer Service

By: Aaron Boatin
November 30th, 2020

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It's one of my favorite quotes by Will Rogers. It applies to all interactions we have with customers. Especially when it comes to the telephone answering techniques you use in your business. 

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Customer Service | How Answering Services Work

By: Peter DeHaan
June 23rd, 2020

Toll-free numbers make it easy for people to reach you. Regardless of where they are in the country, this one number will work. There’s no guessing about using an area code or not. And there’s no need to pick from a list of many local numbers to select the right one. If you need a toll free number, you can get your own or your answering service can provide one for you. Here are five tips for successfully using a toll free number with a toll free answering service:

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Customer Service | How Answering Services Work | Healthcare | Virtual Receptionists 101

By: Jennifer M. Cronkhite
May 1st, 2020

Which is better, using a telephone answering service or a virtual assistant? Well, no one can answer that question except for you. In fact, the real question is, “Which style of support is best for you?” To gain some clarity, you must understand the basics of each style and then determine your needs. Which is why you should continue reading this article. You'll learn about answering services, virtual assistants and call centers. Then we'll walk you through some basic questions to determine your needs. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of how to choose the right service for your business.

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By: Jennifer McGlothlin
April 6th, 2020

We’re all trying to tighten up expenses during this crazy time and the family at Ambs Call Center is here for you. Learning about ways to streamline your account can dramatically reduce your answering service costs. All without affecting the service level to your customers.