want to start my own fax service

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#1 27 June 2007 - 6:16pm
jonathan

want to start my own fax service

hi,

i'm looking to start my own fax service. does anyone know of any cheap/easy way i can get phone numbers from many different area codes?

thanks

17 July 2007 - 8:14am
admin

Jonathan,

Start by contacting telephone companies that cater to businesses, talk to a sales rep, and explain what you wish to achieve.

28 November 2007 - 8:39pm
nick51

Jonathan

Though this seems easy starting your own fax service is a LOT of work. I know, I started RapidFAX with help from a large company. If you really want to do it here are some things to think about

800 vs local numbers
Do you want to start in a small area and then expand of offer toll free numbers and cover the country. If toll free Keep in mind you won't get folks with international business because toll free won't work outside the US.

Web site
You'll need a credible web site and likely a web fax interface. Not cheap but look for Egyptian or Indian programs who've built email interfaces, they are similar. I can tell you that 40% of users will want a web interface.

Customer Service
This one is the killer. Despite the apparent ease of use Internet fax has it DOES generate MANY phone calls. Either they forgot the 1 in the number or they want to know why their fax did not go RIGHT away like with a fax machine. Oh, and the CS needs to be 24/7 at least via email or chat.

Marketing
This is a very lucrative business (that is why you want to get into it right?) but it takes LOTS of Dollars to marketing your own Internet fax business. Keywords go upwards of $5 for the top 3 and even the top 6 will still be above $4.

I'm not trying to discourage you it's a very profitable venture after about 3 years. I've only touched the surface here. I've not even covered managing the servers and such.

On the other hand there are companies that will let you RESELL their service in a branded manner like Maxemail. BEFORE you rush off and call them have a very real marketing plan and $$$ to back up your proposal or they won't even entertain it.

Best of luck

Nick V
www.thefaxreport.com

4 March 2008 - 4:34am
cubixnix

Hi i am new here

I was thinking of joining internet web fax service, maybe as a reseller or as a private brand business venture. Hopefully it can be international service.

I would like to know if someone can guide me through this. It's like needle in a hay stacks, i don't know a lot about this business but i heard a lot of my clients say it can be a good place to start my own business.

I remembered someone mentioned about a 1 800 number would be cool.

Thanks everyone
Teddy

MSN

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