AI am very hesitent to put my mobile number on my business cards. I have a landline I never use and was thinking about using that number. All my old cards have my mobile and now I'm getting calls all the time I set my voicemail up to be business. The issue is now I'm getting orders while I'm at work. I find people won't leave a message they continue to call until I answer. I tried google voice but the few people I had test it for me hated it!! Also I miss calls that way. Any tips? I could use both mobile and landline. Do any of you use google voice?
The other issue I find is taking order on the go. It's hard especially when I'm at work or out and about. What do you do in that situations?
I like Google Voice. Sometimes it takes people a couple of calls to get how to use it. I have that number listed on my website with the note "Voicemails only." I also keep my cell phone on silent ALL the time. People who know me, know to text. I don't do phone.
I get calls during the day as well. I teach kindergarten and there is no way I can take calls while teaching. Like Leah, my phone is on mute. I use Google Voice and my message goes something like this (I think). "Thank you for calling Brenda Bakes. I cannot come to the phone right now, but please leave a detailed message and I will return your call within 24 hours. You may also contact me through email at blah @ blah blah. Please keep in mind that two weeks notice is required for all custom cake orders. Thank you for calling and have a great day."
If they leave a message, they get a return call. If not, there is not much I can do about it.