NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 — Booker, a leading cloud-based platform that unifies operations and automates marketing to help service businesses run and grow successfully, today announced that it will offer its merchants automated listings and real-time booking on Yelp, the company that connects consumers with great local businesses.
“We strive to help our merchants be both discoverable and bookable anytime and anywhere their customers want to make an appointment,” said Josh McCarter, CEO at Booker. “Yelp is a leader in the online review space. This partnership provides significant additional reach for our merchants.”
Now, when consumers turn to Yelp to discover a local business, they can schedule an appointment in real-time directly from a Booker merchant’s Yelp listing by clicking “Book Now”. With an average of 120 million unique visitors each month heading to Yelp, merchants gain a powerful new way to reach potential customers with real intent searching in their neighborhood. More than just learning about the Merchant, consumers can take action – they can book real-time on the spot.
Booker will provide the “Book Now” functionality on Yelp to its merchants at no additional charge. When a consumer books an appointment, receives and pays for their service, the merchant is then charged a nominal booking fee.
”Booker is a great addition to Yelp Platform“ said Mike Ghaffary, VP, Business and Corporate Development at Yelp. “We already know people are turning to Yelp to discover great local spas and salons, now they can seamlessly book their appointment with just a few taps or clicks in Yelp.”
For additional information about Booker or the company’s partnership with Yelp, please visit www.booker.com.
Booker is transforming the way local services are managed by businesses and discovered by consumers. Booker powers customer and staff scheduling, CRM, and Point-of-Sale for a wide range of merchants across the Health, Wellness and Beauty categories. Booker’s platform enables merchants to “be bookable” whenever and wherever their customers want to schedule an appointment and helps keep those customers coming back frequently. Booker processes over one million appointments each month across 73 countries in 11 languages. Headquartered in New York City, Booker’s customers include thousands of local service businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.booker.com.
Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal and Mexico. Yelp had a monthly average of 120 million unique visitors in Q4 2013*. By the end of Q4 2013, Yelpers had written more than 53 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 53 Million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q4 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to [email protected]
Deborah Szajngarten, Booker
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Kyle Kappmeier, MWW for Booker
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