With strict adherence to data privacy requirements, ReceptionHQ is ready to take your retail business to the next level. With our scalable service being perfectly suited to coping with peak sales periods, our virtual receptionists can answer your calls, take orders, process payments and more.
Tell us about your business, your preferred greeting and how you’d like us to interact with your callers. Then simply confirm who should receive messages or, depending on your plan, call transfers when they’re available.
Customer calls you
By forwarding your business phone to the unique number we provide, we’ll know when an incoming call is for you. You’ll have flexibility to send all calls to us or only unanswered calls.
We answer for you
Our friendly and professional receptionists will answer your business calls with your preferred greeting, 24/7 if you wish. Depending on your plan, we can take messages, transfer selected calls, answer FAQs, submit leads into your CRM, take orders, process payments, schedule your appointments and more.
We deliver your messages
After each call you’ll immediately receive a message by email, SMS or both (as chosen by you) including details such as the caller’s name, phone number and, of course, the reason for their call.
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Are you able to answer just some of our calls?
Yes. This is referred to as “call overflow”.
A lot of companies require their phone calls to be answered only when they are unable to take the call themselves. For example, if you step out of the office for an hour or your in-house receptionist goes to lunch, is on leave or is busy on another call and you have multiple calls coming in at the one time.
You can set your business phone number to divert (to the unique local phone number we allocate your business during the Free Trial setup process) only when the phone rings for more than a specified period (such as after 5 rings) or if your line is busy/engaged.
In such instances our receptionists will then answer the phone as if we were in your office. You’re always in control and can relax knowing you will never miss another important call again!
How do I forward my calls to ReceptionHQ?
Forwarding your business phone calls to ReceptionHQ is easy. To have our team of virtual receptionists answer your calls, simply:
Decide whether you wish to forward calls immediately to ReceptionHQ (the best solution for most businesses) or have delayed call forwarding.
Identify the call forwarding codes for your telecommunications provider. Most providers publish these codes on their websites.
Use the codes to enable call forwarding to the local or toll-free number you choose to have allocated to you (aka your Assigned DID).
Do you offer live call answering services in Spanish?
Yes. Spanish bilingual service is included with every account at no additional cost. Whether Spanish-speaking callers are common or occasional to your business, we provide customizable options free of charge to ensure exceptional experiences for your Spanish and English-speaking callers.
Can we list multiple staff members with individual message preferences?
Yes. Each staff member and/or department can set their own availability status and decide whether to have their calls transferred or a message taken. All settings can be updated individually and instantly via the ReceptionHQ client portal or mobile application.
Can your receptionists answer questions from callers?
Yes. We are able to answer basic questions such as your location, directions to premises, fax number, website, pricing and other general questions. Depending on your plan, you can provide us with detailed call scripts or answers to FAQs to assist your callers. Just let us know your needs and we’ll set up your account according to your preferred process.
Is it possible to update settings and handle contact management in real time?
You can notify our live answering service online in real-time with our easy-to-use smartphone apps or web client portal to notify us of your greeting, call, transfer and message preferences.
Unavailable to take calls? Just quickly update your status and we’ll take messages for you, exactly as an in-house receptionist would do.
Do you give me a number and is it exclusive to me?
Yes. You will be allocated an exclusive, dedicated local number based on the location of your company. You can either advertise this number directly, or forward calls to it from your existing business number. When calls are received to your dedicated number, our professional receptionists will be prompted to answer in your business name.
If your business would benefit from multiple numbers or toll-free number, you can add these for an additional cost.
Can I forward my existing business number to ReceptionHQ?
Yes, you can forward any landline, cell phone number or toll-free number to us, to be answered by our receptionists. Forwarded calls are seamlessly answered by our receptionists in your company name with the greeting of your choice.
Can I get additional numbers for each region?
Yes. ReceptionHQ can provide you with a local number for where you are based and, if you require it, we can also provide multiple numbers in different area codes. Advertising local numbers in additional cities or regions can give customers the impression your business is more established or has a larger coverage area. For a national appearance, we can provide you with a toll-free number. Contact us to find out more.
Can I cancel my service at any time with no fees?
Yes. We don’t have a minimum contract term and you may cancel your service at any time without penalty. We simply ask for you to let us know three days prior to your billing renewal date. If you want to keep your account available, but stop using it for a while, we also have a pause option. Just speak to our friendly team for more information.
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The trial is based on our ReceptionistPlus service, with receptionists predominantly based in the US able to take messages and transfer calls based on your availability settings.
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