1-800-PetMeds Barks Up a Storm on NASDAQ
Pet prescription company creates a publicly traded brand with their toll free numberAnother in my series of posts highlighting companies who have made incredible use of their toll free vanity phone number.Founded by Marc Puleo in the go-go days of the internet, 1-800-PetMeds is yet another perfect seven-digit mnemonic for a toll free number that matches both criteria for a perfect toll free vanity:1.) Easy to remember2.) Describes the service and product to a tee; i.e., you hear the name 1-800 ________ and you know what they

Vanity Number Pays Off for 1-800-Got-Junk
Brian Scudamore buys a toll free phone number and turns it into one of America's fastest growing franchises.A perfect seven digits for a toll free vanity number, 1-800-Got-Junk was founded by Canadian Brian Scudamore in 1989 when he was still in college. While the company operated successfully for years, it wasn't until it bought an unforgettable toll free phone number that it saw tremendous growth. A year after the company changed its name from "Rubbish Boys" to 1-800-Got-Junk, it was franchising to other cities. It's now amongst the fastest-growing

Long gone are the days when people had to wait by their desk for an important call or an incoming fax. Today, business professionals armed with smartphones are able to join conference calls, check their voicemail, schedule meetings and send email from the road. RingCentral's free application for iPhone and iPod Touch owners helps road warriors take care of important business while helping them maintain a professional image - all without being tethered to the office phone or fax line.Below are three reasons you should consider downloading this free application from Apple's iTunes Store, if you haven't already: Calls from your personal cell phone can display your

1-800 Toll-Free Vanity Numbers – Choose and Profit
Toll-Free Numbers Can Be Valued Similarly to Domain NamesIn 1991, the FTC ordered that toll-free numbers become "portable," freeing owners of 1-800 numbers from being tethered to their telecom companies. The ruling allowed for the rise of owning vanity toll-free numbers such as 1-800-Flowers (a publicly traded company with more than $919 million in sales last year) or 1-800-Yellow-Pages (sold last year for a reported $10 million). And while most small business owners won't gain such valuations, the mnemonic value of having a 1-800-Business number can't be denied. In California alone, insurance companies with inferior (IMHO) marketing

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