An answering service: great for first-person contact and “never losing that call,” but it’s not…well, the “answer.” It’s unlikely the operator knows much about your business, and is almost certainly working for others. They also fail to engage your customer and there’s certainly no personal recognition — the relationships you strive to build. If you’re…
The Best Services to Record a Voicemail Greeting for Business
No small business owner likes missing calls, but sometimes you just can’t catch `em all. Maybe all of your employees are busy or are already talking to customers. Maybe you’re closed! Either way, you definitely don’t want to leave any callers—any potential customers—talking to a boring robot voice or, even worse, a dial tone. Luckily, voicemail recordings are here to help!
Surely, you’ve encountered them in the past. A warm, personal greeting, recorded using a real human voice, listing out dial options (“Press 1 for…, Press 2 for…), or simply explaining why the call isn’t available, saying that you can leave a message after the beep!
So how do businesses make these voicemail greetings? And how do they patch them into their wider call flow networks? Often, they use different phone VoIP companies. Here we’ll go through a few, so you can start personalizing your own voicemail greeting for YOUR business!
Fiverr is unique as it is strictly a company that revolves around voicemail greetings and nothing else. Starting at $5 (as their name suggests, for a fiver, though many prices are admittedly higher than that) you can have your voicemail recorded by many of voice actors. Now, if all you want is a voicemail, then you’re done. But if you’re looking for something more complete, you might want to look elsewhere.
Snaprecordings allows you to have professional voice actors record your voicemail messages, and they have over 100 available, in multiple accents and languages. However, Snaprecordings also offers background music as well as proofreading performed by a Script Specialist, in order to make sure that you have the best script possible for your callers.
MightyCall, like Grasshopper, is a VoIP service, and they also offer voicemail services. However, MightyCall allows for maximum flexibility with your voicemail. In fact, with MightyCall you can use different voicemails for different call flows at different times of day- even for different specific numbers, like VIP numbers, or toll-free and/or local numbers. Since having a good voicemail is so crucial to getting those missed callers to be willing to call back, you’ll want maximum flexibility for your voicemail.
4. Grasshopper Voice Studio
Grasshopper is a VoIP service, which means that they offer, aside from voicemail greetings, general phone services and such. When it comes to voicemail greetings in particular, Grasshopper allows you to either have actors read your script for you, or for you to make and edit your own recordings in their Voice Studio. However, each recording you commission will set you back a cool $75.
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