What you need to know
- Yelp has rolled out a new experience for shopping for local and home services.
- The new features more quickly match businesses and potential customers.
- The feature is now live for over sixty different business categories.
Yelp has announced a huge update for how it handles the hiring of local and home services.
In a blog post (opens in new tab) on its website, the company has announced that it is expanding and updating its Request-A-Quote service that will more quickly match potential customers with local businesses. The update also includes a new scheduling feature to get appointments on the books more quickly.
Yelp says that the new features are currently available in almost sixty business categories and will expand to around one hundred in the next few months.
Businesses will be able to get alerts and search for customers looking for a job but may want an additional quote, opening up a faster way to get in front of qualified leads.
Yelp has also rolling out a new design across mobile and desktop to welcome these news, with a new home screen and search experience coming soon.
You can check out the video announcement of the expanded service below:
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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