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Booker Joins Forces With Yelp

Posted: June 27, 2014
Booker Joins Forces With Yelp

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, vice president, 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.”