(PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Seva Call (http://www.sevacall.com) has now joined a still-exclusive league of businesses embracing the future of e-commerce by accepting Bitcoins as currency. Bitcoins are an increasingly popular form of digital currency that can be used like cash at many venues. According to economists speaking to NPR, small businesses (like the ones Seva Call serves), are more likely to embrace Bitcoins than larger corporations.
Seva Call is no stranger to innovation and flexibility in its pricing structure. Free to consumers, they just enter their service details and Seva Call’s algorithm finds and matched them to the local businesses that fit their schedule and service needs. Also free are the lead previews matching businesses receive. After Businesses can then press “5” to speak to the consumer, and member companies only pay for each live conversation they have for actively searching consumers. It’s called the Pay-Per-Conversation model and it’s just one of the aspects of Seva Call which set it apart.
Member businesses also enjoy a variety of payment methods of which Bitcoin is only the newest. Options include automatic debit and monthly billing. Businesses can also raise or reduce their bid rates, adjust their lead generation preferences, and can pause or deactivate their service at any time. This flexibility lets businesses make the best choices for the most cost-effective results.
Of course, the new Bitcoin option will in no way affect local entrepreneurs that continue to do business with Seva Call using traditional payment methods exclusively. However, for Bitcoin users- who often lament the poor range of goods and services that they can currently purchase with it, Seva Call’s new payment option will be a welcomed addition.
“We want our premium members to enjoy the full impact of all of their well-considered business decisions”, Seva Call founder and local business owner Gurpreet Singh. “So, like all of our payment options, if Bitcoin is best for our clients, then it’s more than good enough for us.”
Though still not as well-accepted as most credit cards, Bitcoins do provide the small business advantage of requiring less in transaction costs than credit cards. Those savings could translate to value for small businesses rather than profits for 3rd parties.
Operating in over 50 service categories, Seva Call has sent 375,713 (and counting) business opportunities to small companies across the country and was recognized by Tech Cocktail as DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup this year. The upcoming iPhone and Android app will do even more to expand its growing customer base.
Seva Call raised $1.3 million in Series-A funding in Fall 2011. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.