Everything from “What is click-to-call?” to “How to set up click-to-call?” We have answered your most asked questions to help you make an informed decision about whether it’s the right solution for you!
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What is click-to-call? Well, it refers to a form of digital communication, where an individual clicks a button and is then connected with another individual in real-time. This type of digital communication can take place on a phone, SMS, voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP), or a computer. Click-to-call eliminates the need to dial a number, which is useful if you have a lot of calls to make and want to save time.
There are different purposes for click-to-call technology, but in the sales/marketing industry this type of technology is integrated into sales tools so salespeople can quickly go through numbers on their computer. This type of sales tool is referred to as a Click Dialer.
Just click any button on your computer, spreadsheets, email, or cloud based CRM. The click dialer will then call the prospect and the salesperson will either be connected to the prospect or be sent to voicemail, in which case the salesperson will say “Hi [name]” and then drop one of their pre-recorded voicemail drops.
With click-to-call technology like the Cricket Click Dialer, the user also has access to tools like:
With no integration necessary, no hidden fees and unlimited calling to the USA and Canada, Cricket Click Dialer makes click-to-call technology even more convenient.
With click-to-call technology on its own, it is simply used for users to click a number on their screen and get immediate access to whoever they are trying to reach. However click-to-call technology integrated with a Click Dialer allows for both outbound AND inbound calling. Let’s take a look at how this works and why it’s beneficial from a salesperson’s viewpoint.
Inbound calls/inquiries are sent to the click dialer users email. So, for instance if a prospect wanted to call you and you were on another call, the Click Dialer would allow them to leave a voicemail which would then be sent directly to your email along with the time, customer information (if any) and number. This is especially useful for the sales person so they can continue calling without interruption and simply check their emails later to follow up with any calls missed.
Click-to-dial technology affects the way salesmen do outbound sales calls by integrating with CRM and other sales tools. This is useful because the salesperson can simultaneously call and sell while the Click Dialer drops voicemails, logs calls, records conversations, and more. With the ability to forgo dialing and repeating themselves for every voicemail message, the salesperson will save loads of valuable time!
Setting up Cricket click-to-call for outbound sales is simple. First sign up for the click-to-call free trial (or purchase). Just download the softphone on your Windows computer and follow the prompts. Enter the caller ID you want displayed when making outbound calls you’ll be ready to start dialing. Lastly, install the Chrome extension on your browser and you’ll have 1 click access to any phone number you encounter in your CRM or any website you browse.
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