Yelp, the company committed to connect people with great local businesses, providing users with real reviews by real people, introduced a great new feature known as ‘Check-in Offers’. Even though this idea might not be new to most of you, as Foursquare who pioneered this feature which was later followed by Facebook, is one of the best thing to own via Yelp.
Yelp has been for long, providing users with the ability to read, write and locate best available restaurants, bars, night clubs etc., which makes this feature, perfect for both, business owners as well as customers.
Smartphone usage has witnessed a great trend in the recent years. Millions of consumers seem to be glued to their handsets to locate, find and review different locations using Yelp. The Yelp app is available on almost all devices including the iPhone, Android, Blackberry smartphones.
The Yelp app allows businesses to expand as customers can voice their presence to friends. Yelp’s Android and iPhone apps synchronize easily with Twitter and Facebook which makes it social already.
The new “Check-In” feature allows business owners to reward customers with a coupon when they “Check-In” to your business. Businesses can use different ways in rewarding new or repeated customers. The service is currently being offered in countries which have the support of Yelp Suite of tools, mainly the US, Canada, Uk and the Ireland.
On the hand, users have been provided two types of services. Consumers can choose from “Use it Now!” or “Save it!” as the offers appear on their handsets. Just as the feature says, users can utilize the offer at the very moment or they can save the coupon for a later time.
via [Yelp Blog]