Do you have clients in multiple countries or do you want to grow your business by expanding to other European countries?
Then there’s one thing you can’t forget: to get a telephone number of the country you’re working in. Let us explain why!
The pros of using a local number
Let’s be honest – if you’re shopping online and you want to ask a question to the customer service and the phone number is for example Hungarian, there’s a chance you’ll opt for sending an email to make sure you don’t have to pay to call that number.
Foreign numbers are still distrusted and that’s not at all what you want to convey as a company! You want your customers to be able to call a number and not worry about paying a lot. Furthermore, having a local phone number will make your company seem more reliable and well, local.
Luckily, owning a local number doesn’t mean that you need a person to answer calls in that country. Your local number can be linked to your UK number. So the customer calls you, but gets redirected online to your company’s number. Super handy!
Choosing a handy provider for your local numbers
Do you want to start working in Germany? Then you need a German phone number (translated to Dutch: Duits telefoonnummer). Same goes for Belgium, France and whichever European country you want to do business in.
Getting your hands on a Belgian phone number (translated to Dutch: Belgisch telefoonnummer) or a French phone number (translated to Dutch: Frans telefoonnummer) might seem like a hassle, but it isn’t when you’ve found a good provider.
Choose a provider that works with VoIP calling (translated to Dutch: VoIP bellen) and ask which international numbers they can provide. All you need to do, is provide proof of your registration in the trade register in the country you want to work in. Your provider will take care of the rest.