Being successful with 1-888-CARPET-CARE™ is not a matter of chance. If you implement the number in your advertising it will be profitable for you.
There are many, many companies, both large and small, that are using vanity numbers to help drive the success of their businesses.
|"1-800-ROOF-ALL™ works because it is simple. It is free advertising on trucks. It doesn't cost any more to put in other advertising either. It is unforgettable. Heck, I understand why it works. If I needed a roof I would call it too because it's just easier to do that than search around the Yellow Pages or Internet."|
|Todd Bergsman, Hunter Roberts Homes|
|"I wanted the toll-free number 1-800-GOT-JUNK™. I was inspired by the "Got Milk" commercial. After I got the number, I drove to Seattle with a truck that had the number on it. I had my first two jobs from the number within two hours."|
|Brian Scudamore, Founder, 1-800-GOT-JUNK™|
|"1-888-FENCING™ is the best marketing strategy I have ever seen, period!"|
|Bo Pierce, User of 1-888-FENCING™|
|"Having the most memorable 800 vanity number in our business was the single most important ingredient to the success of 1-800-CONTACTS™."|
|John Nichols, Co-Founder 1-800-CONTACTS™|
|"The number is a marketing tool all by itself," says Tom Fee, president of 1-800-ASPHALT™ and owner for 44 years of Asphalt Specialists Inc., Indianapolis. "People see the number and it's very easy to remember. You don't have to remember a company name. It's like a rolling billboard. A lot of people, like us, have cut their Yellow Pages ad size by two-thirds and are getting more calls than they were before."|
|For Construction Pros.com - March 2006 Issue|
|"Using 1-800-AIR-DUCT™ has been incredible to our business. We wouldn't want to be without it. Our sales went up so much since we started using it, other companies wouldn't believe us if they knew. The most import thing we did was put the number on our trucks. We made them mobile billboards for our business. Before no one would take time to remember the regular number we had, but people see 1-800-AIR-DUCT™, they can't forget it and the call us...it just works!"|
|Markus Palazzola - Operation Mgr. - Utica, MI|
|"1-888-FENCING™ is bringing me business. Since I included it in my advertising and into my business I've been very busy. I started with 3 area codes and just got 2 more because of the results I am getting."|
|Ryan Shewmake, User of 1-888-FENCING™|
|"Our company is Health Insurance Giant. I do a fair amount of advertising, including radio and billboard. I was advertising with 866-91-GIANT as my phone number when I was saw the offer from for 1-800-THE-GIANT™. I initially thought my current number was sufficient and that 1-800-THE-GIANT™ might only provide a marginal increase for my business, if any at all. But after discussing it with Bruno I decided to try 1-800-THE-GIANT™. That was 3 years ago. Now, I would never use anything else in my advertising. I instantly saw an increase in the response to my advertising with 1-800-THE-GIANT™. I increased the response to my advertising by over 25%. Dollar for dollar switching to 1-800-THE-GIANT™ was the best thing I have done for my business. "|
|Mike Kay - Health Insurance Giant - Owner of 1-800-THE-GIANT™ for Michigan|
|"Direct mail is big for us but this is better. 1-800-PAVEMENT™ is the single most-effective marketing tool I've ever used in 20 years."|
|Mike Musto – President U.S. Paving, Inc.|
|Why are toll-free numbers so popular? A memorable toll-free number can serve as a primary source of advertising and marketing. Asphalt Services Inc., for example, reduced its annual advertising costs by more than $27,000 by downsizing its Yellow Pages ad and leasing a 1-800 asphalt number. It reported an significant increase in profitability."|
|Asphalt Contractor, March 2006|
| 1-800-FLOWERS™ wasn't always 1-800-FLOWERS™. James McCann, a struggling administrator for a youth center bought Flora Plenty, a small flower shop, with $10,000 relatives had lent him. McCann's little shop grew into a 14-store chain earning about $50,000 a year by the 1980s. Using his home as security he bought a struggling Dallas floor chain which was losing money. He found the that company owned but wasn't using a phone number - 1-800-FLOWERS™.
McCann recognized the value of 1-800-FLOWERS™. He started using it in all the company advertising. The rest is history. In 1976 FTD literally dominated the flower delivery business. By the 1990s 1-800-FLOWERS™ accounted for 3 out of 4 of all floral orders delivered in America.
|Source – 1-800-FLOWERS™ website|
|"I want you and your staff to know that I am very impressed with your operation and that you are an inspiration to me. Please send kudos to all involved."|
|Brian Aldrich, User of 1-888-FENCING™|
|"I got a call yesterday from a gentleman who told me that even though he had seen several different fencing companies' advertisements, the only reason he called me was because he could remember my number."|
|Ray Reysabio, User of 1-888-FENCING™|