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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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Customer Service | How Answering Services Work | Virtual Receptionists 101

By: Jennifer M. Cronkhite
September 25th, 2019

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 call center industry, there are two common ways callers can be patched including, warm and cold.

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How Answering Services Work | Entrepreneurs/Small Businesses

By: Peter DeHaan
August 29th, 2019

Hurricane season is officially upon us. Whether or not your business is in an area prone to hurricanes, it’s wise to be prepared for the unexpected. Though the threats vary by location, no business is immune to some sort of hazard.

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How Answering Services Work

By: Aaron Boatin
August 19th, 2019

Modern telephone answering services charge by the minute. It's the most fair and accurate way to account for the work they do for you. In the answering service industry, this is known as work time. Think of them as your staff on demand where you are only paying someone when they are actually working. 

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How Answering Services Work

By: Aaron Boatin
August 19th, 2019

The telephone answering service industry does a great job at confusing the heck out of you when it comes to answering service pricing.  You think a minute is really a just a minute? Nope. It would make sense that a call is just a call too, right? Not even close.

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How Answering Services Work | Virtual Receptionists 101

By: Jennifer M. Cronkhite
April 30th, 2019

There are many reasons for business owners to consider hiring a telephone answering service. These include providing 24/7 availability, improving customer service, and enhancing customer-facing communication. However, did you know that if you hire the right answering service, they can also help you increase your sales? Here are seven ways that a phone answering service can help you close more sales.

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How Answering Services Work | Virtual Receptionists 101

By: Aaron Boatin
April 29th, 2019

Using a virtual phone receptionist is a great way to impress your callers. On top of that it helps you take control of your calendar and focus on the things that matter. Here are 12 reasons why using a virtual answering service will help your business.