WhatsApp Business for businesses in the trade…
Building, plumbing and electrical companies can reap the rewards of using messaging apps for their customers with YourBusiness Number. Schedule work, send quotes and stay in touch with your clients on-the-go with a business account.
I’m a tradesman – why do I need another number?
With the popularity of messaging apps skyrocketing in recent years, it’s no surprise that more clients than ever prefer to communicate with electricians, plumbers and builders via WhatsApp. If you’re constantly fielding client queries, you’ll know it’s really difficult to stay on top of work messages when they’re mixed up in the same app as your personal chats, but luckily, YourBusinessNumber can help.
You might think you need to buy a second handset in order to set up both WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business and keep your professional and private chats separate – but you’d be wrong. We provide you with a unique UK mobile number that can be used on your mobile. Simply download the WhatsApp Business App for free and sign up using your new number. That’s it!
The best WhatsApp Business Tools for the trade include:
- A Business profile to showcase your services
- Away messages
- Out-of-office messages
- Separate work and private messages with two WhatsApp apps on one phone.
- Automated greetings
- Links to your social media profiles
- Privacy of your own mobile number
Can I add this to my business Facebook and Instagram profiles?
Sure! We say that’s a great idea, especially since Facebook has more than 1.4 billion users each month.
More and more homeowners and business owners looking for building work are using social platforms, including Facebook, to research and scope out their local businesses – and keeping your contact details up-to-date is sure to make a great first impression.
I run a trade business – how could I use messaging more?
Successful electricians, plumbers and builders use messaging apps to:
- Send quotes
- Negotiate prices
- Answer customer queries
- Schedule and book in work
- Upsell customers to premium services
- Get feedback
- Keep clients informed of progress
- Send images and video media to clients
- Request reviews on sites such as Checkatrade and Rated People
If you're using your personal WhatsApp Messenger for work messages, read our guide to switching over to WhatsApp Business.
Don’t just take our word for it.
Builders, Plumbers and Electricians everywhere are using YourBusinessNUmber and business messaging apps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I only use YBN for WhatsApp Business?
We currently support customers looking for a virtual number to get themselves verified on WhatsApp Business. Get your virtual number here.
Why do I need a second number for WhatsApp Business?
You need a second number for WhatsApp Business as you are not permitted to use the same number as your regular WhatsApp account. This would mean buying another phone with an extra monthly contract or pay as you go SIM. With YBN you can get that number to run your business through WhatsApp Business without having to buy a second phone and for a considerably cheaper price than another contract.
Can I use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on same number?
No, it’s not possible to use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same number, but you can use your YBN number in the WhatsApp Business app and your personal number on WhatsApp - on the same phone. Get your virtual number here.
Can I use my YBN number for normal calls / texts?
YBN virtual numbers can only be used in messaging apps. The number attached to your SIM card is for normal calls and SMS messages. If someone places a normal call to your YBN virtual number, it gets forwarded to the SIM card mobile number you signed up with free of charge.
Is an eSIM the same as this product?
No. An eSIM is an embedded chip inside your phone that acts exactly like a traditional SIM card, removing the need for swapping SIM cards if you move networks. You can have more than one plan from different networks on an eSIM, but the drawback with this is that you can only use one network at a time. With a number from YBN, you don’t have the issue of using one at a time - you can use your business number in tandem with your personal number, whilst still being able to separate it out.
Can I have both WhatsApp and WhatsApp business?
Yes, you can install both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business but you need a different number for each messaging app. YourBusinessNumber gives you a second virtual UK mobile number that allows you to use both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel your subscription by clicking here. If you cancel your subscription your YBN number will be terminated.
“I’m managing my jobs far better now.”
Ross took the plunge to start his own plumbing business last year. He now utilises YourBusinessNumber and WhatsApp Business as vital tools for his business and is already seeing the benefits of our service.
“I was working for a plumbing company that was wasting so much time on archaic processes, which was frustrating ...