Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2016
Whittl, a leading online booking product for salons, spas, barbershops, and other local service businesses will make its merchant inventory available on the Yelp Platform. "Yelp is the undisputed leader in local discovery and reviews. This partnership provides a new and powerful way for merchants using the Whittl product to attract new customers in their neighborhood," said Mike Zivin, CEO at Whittl.
When consumers turn to Yelp to find great businesses in their neighborhood, they view the price menu and book an appointment in real-time directly from a merchant's Yelp page. Whittl's solution is unique in that merchants don't need to offer discounts or replace their underlying scheduling software to get bookings through Yelp. Whittl also supports the large percentage of local service businesses that don't use scheduling software.
"Partnering with Whittl allows Yelp to continue to expand direct booking options for even more spas and salons," said Chad Richard, Yelp’s SVP of Business & Corporate Development. "Whittl’s service is a great match for Yelp users and aligns well with our goal of connecting people with great local businesses.”
Whittl is the leading online booking platform for service businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2012, Whittl has expanded nationwide by providing a comprehensive online booking solution for appointment based businesses such as spas, salons, barbershops, and dentists. The Whittl platform enables merchants to be discovered and booked in all the places where customers look for local service businesses.
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 32 countries. By the end of Q1 2016, Yelpers had written approximately 102 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 21 million unique devices* accessed Yelp via the Yelp app, approximately 69 million unique visitors visited Yelp via mobile web** and approximately 77 million unique visitors visited Yelp via desktop*** on a monthly average basis during the Q1 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com or send an email to press(at)yelp(dot)com.
*Calculated as the number of unique devices accessing the app on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period, according to internal Yelp logs.
**Calculated as the number of "users," as measured by Google Analytics, accessing Yelp via mobile website on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period.
***Calculated as the number of "users," as measured by Google Analytics, accessing Yelp via desktop computer on an average monthly basis over a given three-month period.