Having the ability to easily and cost effectively gain local presence for certain businesses is vital; it impacts business opportunities and ultimately sales. Often it is the key to expanding business and reaching markets that otherwise would be hard to attain without a physical, in-country existence. Although there are several ways to achieve local appeal, the most cost-efficient method is to acquire a local, city-specific DID number. A local DID allows your customers to make a local call and ring you anywhere in the world due to the call forwarding feature.
As this seems logical for many industries, the foreign exchange industry is one that benefits hugely from using local DID numbers. With over 2,500 cities to choose from, companies are given:
- Point of local presence
- Positive company image
- Means to impress prospects and clients in key locations
Although local appeal is gained when implementing a local DID, local numbers also contribute to a global appearance as a multinational company with branch offices. Giving the impression of being a large company with international presence helps build credibility among perspective clients.
In addition to local DID numbers, foreign exchange companies can also achieve a more broad local presence by implementing a business international toll free number, or ITFS (international toll free service). An international toll free number works for the entire country, versus city only, and is free for the customer to call. ITFS also aids in building instant credibility, marketing the company, and touching those .