More than 45,000 Colorado Merchants Listed on Site
Online PR News – 03-February-2010 – – Denver, CO—SoBiz10 launched today as the first social networking site designed specifically to help merchants communicate with and attract customers and members to keep track of their favorite businesses. The site made its debut with more than 45,000 Colorado merchants listed on the site that can begin utilizing the tools to build a network of customers for their businesses. Through a single site, business merchants can send, and customers can receive, coupons, catalogues, sales announcements, special incentives, and a full range of marketing messages.
“SoBiz10 was designed to be a social networking one-stop-shop to provide businesses all of the modern day communications tools to speak to their existing customer base, while reaching more prospective customers through the shared network of social media,” said Marion Mariathasan, Founder of SoBiz10.
Just as Facebook is designed for finding friends, making new friends and contacts, and communicating with those friends and contacts, SoBiz10 is the only social network designed for businesses to communicate with customers and customers to communicate with businesses. The SoBiz10 community is built entirely around members’ interest in what their favorite businesses are doing, offering and saying. Members can receive e-mails about new products or services, job postings, coupons, promotions, catalogues, special events and more – all with a few clicks.
Businesses also benefit from SoBiz10’s networking capabilities because they have the ability to communicate, connect and market to existing customers, potential new customers and other merchants in their neighborhood. They can keep in touch through SoBiz10’s carefully tailored networking, marketing and advertising features without being intrusive and while respecting members’ privacy. In addition to outbound communications, businesses will benefit from the referrals and cross-networking of their customers, and customers of other merchants, driving traffic to their websites and to their stores.
“Whereas Yelp and other similar business directory sites simply allow the merchant to post profiles for a fee, SoBiz10 merchants create a profile that will serve as a Web page through which they can readily market, advertise, promote and perform just about any marketing function necessary to effectively drive traffic and generate additional revenue,” continues Mariathasan. “With SoBiz10, small businesses get the power of social networking with an easy to use marketing tool that can simplify marketing to 5 minutes per day.”
Businesses interested in joining the SoBiz10 network and beginning to take advantage of social networking to build their business can search for their business profile off the SoBiz10.com home page and “claim their profile” or establish a new profile for free at www.SoBiz10.com. From the Become a Merchant page, the site provides a step-by-step PDF guide to creating a profile and using the communications tools for promotion which can be found here http://www.sobiz10.com/auth/bemerchant.
SoBiz10 is the only social networking site designed for small businesses to communicate with customers and customers to keep up on what their favorite businesses are doing, offering and saying. Through a single site, business merchants can send coupons, catalogues, sales announcements, special incentives, and a full range of messages to both their existing customer base and potential new customers. In addition to these outbound communication initiatives, businesses will benefit from the referrals and cross-networking of their customers, and customers of other merchants, driving traffic to their websites and to their stores. For more information on SoBiz10, visit www.SoBiz10.com.