As the holiday season is approaching, an increasing amount of businesses are looking to advertise using a business toll free number. Business toll free numbers enable companies of all sizes to allow their customers to reach them free of charge, increasing sales and customer satisfaction.
This year, however, the supply of 800 numbers is at an all-time low, with only 60K out of 10 million numbers remaining. In recent years, the supply of available 800 numbers has hovered between 100K and 200K. This is forcing many companies to utilize a business toll free number that begins with the prefix 888, 877, 866, or 855.
Though some businesses are still wary of using a business toll free number beginning with any prefix other than 800, those who are adopting one of these numbers are pleasantly surprised, finding that they are rapidly becoming just as effective as a traditional 800 number. These numbers also have the benefit of being plentiful, meaning companies are more likely to find the vanity number that is most relevant to their business.
No matter what prefix a business toll free number begins with, the benefits are obvious, and companies are racing to get their business toll free number while there’s still time this holiday season.