Booker’s Growth Testament to Need for Cloud-based End-to-End Tools for Small Service Merchants
NEW YORK – August 17, 2016 – Booker, the leading technology platform for service commerce, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized on the 35th annual Inc. 500|5000 list as one of America’s fastest-growing independent, private companies. Booker provides small businesses (SMBs) with a sophisticated but easy-to-use SaaS (Software as a Service) platform to run and grow their business spanning booking, CRM, staff and inventory management, POS, and more. Booker ranks in the top half of honorees joining the list along many growth companies, including Bowlmor AMF, Parse.ly, Kargo, and Yeti Coolers, who are also among the 2016 Inc. 5000 honorees.
“We are thrilled to be named among some of the world’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list this year, joining other entrepreneurial companies who are pushing innovation and evolving the way business is conducted, ” said Josh McCarter, CEO of Booker. “Our team is passionate about helping small service businesses thrive by making it easier to run and grow their businesses. By providing service merchants integrated SaaS based tools and high levels of support, we are helping to drive the type of explosive growth in service commerce (sCommerce) that retail stores have enjoyed with eCommerce in the past decade.”
Earlier this year, Booker announced its acquisition of Frederick, an artificial intelligence powered smart marketing automation platform for appointment and class-based local service businesses. Frederick offers a robust set of customer engagement and retention features to fill near-term openings, drive positive online reviews and get and publish more customer referrals. The acquisition also accelerated Booker’s strategy to enter new markets, a key initiative following the company’s $35M Series C funding round last March. Thousands of SMB merchants now use Fredrick including many Booker customers.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433 percent. The complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
Booker is the leading technology platform in service commerce, delivering an end-to-end platform for business owners to compete in the rapidly growing market for local services. Booker offers SMBs an all-in-one solution with online booking, CRM, staff management, and POS. Booker makes it easy for SMB owners to run and grow their businesses, providing them greater freedom to focus on the work they love. Headquartered in New York City, Booker is used by more than 110,000 professionals at over 10,000 locations. For more information, visit www.booker.com.
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