Walsenburg, CO (PRWEB) July 26, 2007
MerchantCircle today announced the availability of new and improved features designed to help local business find more customers online.
"I am absolutely floored by the service MerchantCircle provides," said Shelley Wherry. "I signed up over a year ago, and the response has been nothing short of phenomenal. I have acquired several new clients as a direct result of my MerchantCircle listing, and receive inquiries from the site almost daily." A member from Walsenburg, Colorado, Angel's Affordable Web Design offers professional custom web design services for individuals and small businesses at highly competitive rates. Owner Wherry started an online boutique in 2002. Then, while recuperating from a motorcycle accident, realized she was far more interested in web design than running the online boutique. As a result, Angel's Affordable Web Design (named after her daughter) opened for business in 2005.
To market her new business, Wherry tried several common marketing tactics, including distributing fliers in the local community and placing small ads in the local paper. Since her town is "tiny" the results were not very encouraging. After some trial and error, Wherry found the best place for an online business to advertise is online. That is when she found MerchantCircle and began advertising online. Today, most of the visitors to her website come from search engines and direct referrals from satisfied clients. Advertising online also allowed Shelley to reach a global audience -- and even led to a client in Australia.
"Ms. Wherry's experience is what MerchantCircle is all about. We're please to see merchants leveraging our services to find customers online," said MerchantCircle Chairman and co-founder Ben Smith. "As we continue to expand, the number of local merchants using our service continues to increase daily. We are even more committed to our objective of providing local merchants a simple and effective way to advertise online with blogs, coupons, newsletters and more."
Founded in 2005, MerchantCircle combines online reputation management capabilities with quick and easy online marketing tools for local business owners with a desire to use the internet to find new customers and grow their business. MerchantCircle is located on Main St. in downtown Los Altos, CA, and is funded by Rustic Canyon Partners, Scale Ventures and Disney's Steamboat Ventures.
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