Your customers will be more happy if you let them talk to real people than simply directing them to an answering machine. And why not? They become more endeared and respond positively if your telephone representatives will approach them in a pleasant and professional manner. As we all know, humans demand for human attention also. Hence it becomes very necessary to use the live answering service offered by inbound call centers to facilitate a better communication between you and your customers, both during and after office hours. Even if you are not around, or you are not in the office during weekends, you can still create a point of contact for your customers 24/7.
You can't expect your customers to understand your unavailability just because you lack the time and staff to take their calls. Luckily, you can use the live answering service to meet their needs even if you are in a peak of vacation or enjoying personal life. Although paying a live answering service appears to be more costly than using an answering machine, (the reason for this is that you pay operators for the number of hours they have worked for the job), outsourcing it to inbound call centers will still make it more reasonable because you can get the results minus all the expenses of hiring full time workers and erecting facilities.
If you are planning to get live answering service by way of outsourcing, choose an inbound call center with a team of live operators who have passed the highest standard of a call center. Through their help, you can get more customers while you increase the chance of getting higher customer retention rating.