If you’re looking to find home services ranging from movers to interior designers, you’ll be able to do it all on Yelp by the end of the year. The popular review site will be adding a new option to book services online through a partnership with online marketing company ReachLocal.
ReachLocal announced the beta version of its online booking system ReachCommerce yesterday, and is using the platform to integrate its services with consumers on Yelp. ReachCommerce is an SaaS management platform that tracks marketing efforts, customer interactions, purchases and appointments for small to medium-sized businesses. Any ReachCommerce user can now add a booking option right onto its Yelp business page.
The company has been pushing services to connect with local customers, which will provide a valuable asset to its users. Last month, ReachLocal also introduced a mobile platform called ClubLocal to book home services straight from your phone.
“We view this partnership with Yelp as tremendous acceleration of our local commerce strategy we announced earlier this year,” ReachLocal co-founder and CEO Zorik Gordon said in a press release. “Leveraging the power of Yelp Platform is one of many ways ReachCommerce can help local service providers ensure they prosper in an era of digital transformation.”
With a monthly average of 108 million unique visitors in Q2 2013, Yelp is a huge step for ReachLocal trying to increase business for its users. While the booking service ClubLocal is restricted to the Bay Area, now any Yelp user can easily book a ReachLocal business while browsing the site.