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The Kelsey Report® Advisory

Missed Calls, Missed Opportunities
Charles Laughlin , 7/28/2003

Issue: Study Finds Professional Response to Calls Lacking

News:, which offers a range of telephony-based call routing and e-commerce services for businesses, recently conducted a study to quantify the experience of call numbers listed in online directories. The company's findings suggest that at least in certain categories, small businesses are losing revenue because they are not adequately responding to phone calls.

For instance, in the Plumbers heading, only 25 percent of calls reached the plumber, and only 6 percent of plumbers returned phone calls after the caller left a message. The findings do suggest that local businesses may be getting more potential value from online directories than they realize. But because of poor business practices or understaffing, they fail to capitalize on the opportunity. It should be noted that the research uncovered an overall error rate of 11 percent.

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