Phone Systems · Monetization

Pay per call software or a website?

Jivko Pentchov

January 27th, 2016

I am creating a website where I can post offers form different companies ( Restaurants, Stores Bakery, Coffee Shops) and the way I would like to monetize it be offering free space for the client and then place tractable phone number where my visitors will call and then been forwarded to the company phones. Is there a software that I can use to create different numbers for different companies and then track how many calls they got from us.

Peter Johnston Businesses are composed of pixels, bytes & atoms. All 3 change constantly. I make that change +ve.

January 28th, 2016

What century are you in, Jivko? People don't make calls anymore.

Websites are out of date too.nullover 50% of web searches on Google, for example, are now from mobile. 

This changes the method - people expect the system to take account of their location, their preferences and their friends' suggestions, not just push notifications from vendors eager for business. They expect the app or mobile website to not only show them the options but book them and even take payment, without resorting to phone calls.

Don't do this. It will take a lot of effort and won't get the traction you need to make it work.

Sujay Ghosh Freelancer Software Developer/ Consultant

January 27th, 2016

Hello Jivko,

Have a look at Twilio .

It can be integrated in your application ; let me know as I develop application using Twilio.


Karl Schulmeisters Founder ExStreamVR

January 29th, 2016

What Hurdie said is spot on.  Except that a lot of folks like me

  1. Don't trust Google to really route me to the best vendor - just the vendor that paid them the most on that adword
  2. I'd be pissed if I had to interact by phone rather than going straight to the website and getting routed to the address.  Pissed enough that I'd not bother

Kelly Kuhn-Wallace Tech startup consultant, founder coach.

January 27th, 2016

Hi Jivko, If I understand what you're looking for, I believe CallRail can be implemented in this manner. KKW


January 28th, 2016

Hi Jivko, If you're set on using a telephony based way for users to contact suppliers about offers, you could easily build something like this with Twilio. It has everything you need, and is surprisingly cost effective. I've used Twilio myself on several applications, and it's a phenomenal platform. Please ask if you have further questions. Lee

Andrew Humphreys CEO at VICFAB PTY LTD

January 28th, 2016

I have a fairly complicated but a new spin on your already done idea, Use elastix pbx software on a server with a custom IVR setup for each client with direct sales promotions as they dial in via your sip trunk.

Basically you can list a free call 1800 number on your website that is voip based when the potential client calls the number and punches in the vendor number that you have associated on the site with that bakery the system logs it and forwards them to a quick specials audio advertising then connects the call to the listed vendor, It all sounds complicated but someone experinced in elastix could get it together in a few days...

my 2 cents worth!

Cheers, Andrew
  - the sophisticated bogan -

Mark Swanson Leader, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Technologist

January 28th, 2016

Voxeo, (now Aspect) has a very flexible platform that allows you to do this.

Nofyah Shem Tov

January 28th, 2016

Hi Jivko, Maybe we should be in touch? I already have a mobile app for restaurants/food establishments and I'm looking to add that kind of thing to it. Nofyah

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Annette Tonti Founder, President at The Start Exchange

January 28th, 2016


There are a number of good, easy to use vendors out there these days for call tracking.  I've used Telmetrics, and Invoca both have alot of features and make it easy to get phone numbers, track activity and even record incoming calls.  Others in this space include Dialogtech, Marchex, Callrail and Callfire.