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4 Things E-Commerce Marketers Need to Keep in Mind About Cyber Monday

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by
Everyone knows that Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and e-commerce and retail marketers plan all year long to get ready for the influx of shoppers, hoping to maximize profits. But with all the flurry around Black Friday, Cyber Monday often slips through the cracks. Cyber Monday has become an extremely popular digital alternative for shoppers who are ready to begin their holiday shopping […]

Infographic: How Smartphones Have Transformed Retail

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by
There’s no denying it: we’re living in a mobile era. But how have smartphones changed the way we shop? According to the stats in our brand new infographic, smartphones erase the line between online and offline, connecting customers to businesses in ways that mean exciting things for a future of mobile-friendly commerce. Check out the infographic below, and if you want more stats, be sure to download the accompanying info-packed […]

What Defines a Qualified Phone Lead and Where Should It Go?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by
Studies show that phone calls are the most valuable type of lead, converting to revenue far more frequently than web and other leads. And it makes sense: inbound phone leads tend to come from people further along in the buying process. They have specific questions they need answered to make their decision and engaging with the right sales rep right away can make or break the sale. But at the […]

Your Customers Are Unhappily On Hold—and They’re Telling the World

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by
You can find a lot of useful information on social media. You can learn what your business is doing right—mentions of your company, customer testimonials, etc.—and (less pleasantly) what your business is doing wrong, based on complaints and critique. Those complaints hurt: according to a recent study by Edison Research, when customers complain about a brand on social media, 79% do so in hope that their friends/followers see their dissatisfaction […]

Your Phone Leads Aren’t Converting: Steps You Can Take To Fix It

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by
Phone leads drive business. Studies show that inbound calls often convert to revenue 10 to 15 times more frequently than web leads, making them the lead type sales managers want most. It’s why marketers are spending $68 billion annually on ads to generate those sought-after calls. Yet marketers are now also finding that creating effective campaigns and web content that drive high volumes of phone leads may not be enough […]

Boo! Stop Scaring Your Customers Away with Bad Customer Service

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by
This time of year, being scared is generally a good thing. Haunted houses, scary movies, ghost tours: a good fright is what everyone is after…unless you’re running a business. The last thing you want to do is scare your customers, no matter what time of the year it is, but the unfortunate truth is that many of us are doing things that are giving our customers nightmares and scaring them […]

Geo-Location Is the Answer to Connecting Mobile Callers With Your Nearest Store, Office, or Agent

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by
You can’t afford to not use customer location data to efficiently route incoming calls to your business. Why? If your business has multiple stores or offices within a city, region, or even across the country, it is highly likely that directing inbound callers to their closest location is of interest to you. Or maybe you run a sales team where you assign leads to agents based on geographic territory. Geo-location can determine […]

5 Ways Your Business Should Route Inbound Sales Calls That You May Not Have Tried

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by
If your system of inbound call routing is as simple as a call coming in and your system sends it to the first available sales representative, we’re not judging you. Really, we’re not. But how your business responds to inbound sales calls can be the difference between losing a sale and closing it. Before you start raising your eyebrow, know this: each use case is easy to implement. With Ifbyphone’s simple web […]

Making the Perfect VBMA Sandwich: 4 Essential Ingredients for Call Analytics and Automation

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by
There are a lot of things that you can eat for lunch these days. With so many options, deciding what to eat for lunch has turned into a midday crisis. You can do sushi, Mexican, American, salads, wraps, and the list goes on. Things have definitely gotten overwhelming. However, there is the one category of lunch food that will never go out of style and is good every day of […]

4 Reasons to Focus on Location-Based Marketing

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by
Ever had a hard time getting connected to the correct location of a business or the one closest to you? Chances are, the business you are looking for may not be effectively marketing themselves within their immediate area, oftentimes missing valuable customers like yourself. Not focusing on location-based marketing may lead your business down the same path. With 91% of people constantly within arm’s reach of their smartphones (Nielsen, 2014), […]

Facebook, Atlas, and the Future of Personalization

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by
On Monday Facebook made an announcement around the relaunch of Atlas. It’s an exciting milestone for marketing technology for one primary reason: personalization. Demand Side Platforms (DSPs) and Data Management Platforms (DMPs) have taken immense amounts of first and third party data, created interconnections between them, and enabled marketers to use that data to serve personalized marketing messages. The ultimate goal of these platforms is to foster true 1-to-1 marketing where every […]

Feature Friday: Store Locator Look-Up Methods

Friday, September 26th, 2014 by
Feature Friday is a bi-weekly blog featuring a new video brought to you by our Customer Success Team (CST). CST focuses on tutorials and feature enhancements that help our customers gain a clear understanding of how exactly they can make their Ifbyphone experience perfect. After all, we strive to be the easiest company you’ll work with! There are several ways for callers to find you, but watch this video to […]
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