NEW YORK, April 9 2014 — Booker, a leading cloud-based platform that unifies operations and automates marketing to help service businesses run and grow successfully, today announced a partnership with online maps and directions pioneer, MapQuest, Inc., to provide merchants with expanded local visibility. This partnership will enable Booker’s Health, Wellness, and Beauty merchants to be both discovered and bookable directly within MapQuest’s reimagined local discovery platform and map.
“Booker strives to provide its merchants with the best tools to attract and book customers at every point of discovery,” said Josh McCarter, CEO at Booker. “We are excited to team up with MapQuest as they continue to be a leading local discovery and travel planning tool.”
By partnering with MapQuest, Booker merchants will expand their local visibility to MapQuest’s audience that averages 40 million visitors per month. ”
Booker merchants who are discovered via the MapQuest platform will automatically have a “Book Now” option that will enable their customers to schedule appointments directly from MapQuest. Scheduling will be powered by the Booker widget and will take place directly on MapQuest for a more streamlined experience.
“By partnering with Booker, MapQuest offers our users the ability to secure appointments around the corner, across town and even around the world with our local discovery tool already used by millions every day,” said Brian McMahon, general manager, MapQuest. “For the myriad of consumers using MapQuest for travel planning, the ability to book spa appointments is a relevant enhancement to the overall travel experience, especially for those using MapQuest to find and book hotels.”
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.
About MapQuest, Inc.
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people dream, plan, share and go wherever the map meets their life. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, reaching 25.4 million web users and 13.8 million mobile and tablet users, with 3.9 million users across devices in February 2014, according to comScore Media Metrix MultiPlatform. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and Android devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.
Deborah Szajngarten, Booker
[email protected], (646) 380-4041
Kyle Kappmeier, MWW for Booker
kkappm[email protected], (201) 806-3157
Jennifer Asbury, MapQuest
[email protected], 303-250-9524