Whatsapp Business for Accountants
Offer Chat and Messaging to your customers using YourBusinessNumber.
Join the many accountants revolutionising their work lives by embracing the power of instant messaging.
Send deadline reminders, answer client questions quickly, and stay on top of all your work messages at a glance with the WhatsApp Business app. More clients are moving away from email and onto messaging platforms like WhatsApp. Don’t get left behind.
Do accountants need a virtual number for WhatsApp?
There are so many benefits to having a second phone number for an accountant. Firstly, you can communicate directly with clients while keeping your personal number private.
Secondly, you can silence your work number in the evenings or on annual leave, meaning a much better work-life balance – no more weekend messages!
Thirdly, you can harness all the brilliant WhatsApp Business tools that the app has to offer – and keep your social and professional chats securely separated on one mobile device.
If you already use WhatsApp Messenger to chat with your family and friends, you’ll need a separate number to set up WhatsApp Business for professional use.
You might think that you’d need to purchase a second handset to set this up – and luckily, you’d be wrong. With YourBusinessNumber, we can generate a unique UK mobile number with just three clicks, ready for you to use with the WhatsApp Business app on your existing mobile phone.
All you need to do is download the free app, use the number to activate your account, and you’re ready to start messaging. It’s that easy!
WhatsApp Business tools make client comms easier
The app's suite of exclusive tools will improve how you communicate with your clients:
- Your own business profile
- Communicate business hours
- Keep professional and personal messages separate
- Use labels to categorise messages
- Send automatic greetings to clients
- Set up out-of-office auto replies
- Answer questions quickly
- Keep your personal number private
- Silence your work number after 5pm
Should I add this to my Facebook/Insta profiles and website?
Yes! Adding your new WhatsApp contact details to your website and Facebook page is a great idea. You’ll make a great first impression and allow new customers to contact you directly.
With over 1.4 billion active monthly users, having an up-to-date profile on your Facebook Business page is crucial.
Further WhatsApp use cases:
- Communicate with clients
- Answer queries quickly
- Organise and schedule meetings
- Send deadline reminders
- Keep a written record of discussions
- Ask for reviews and feedback
- Upsell clients to premium services
- Advertise availability
- Offer helpful tips
Don’t just take our word for it..
Accountants 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 phone. You can only use one number per account.
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.