Find a tradie in real time
LOOKLOCAL APP UPDATED
HUNDREDS of small businesses can now reach even more clients with the relaunch of Community Newspaper Group’s LookLocal WA online directory.
LookLocal WA now allows local businesses to receive requests from customers in real time, directly connecting local customers and local businesses. It is the only trades and services website specific to Perth.
The more comprehensive nature and added features of the website are already helping businessmen like Peter Stafford, owner of Gatecraft.
Mr Stafford said many people looking for trades and services referred to the internet and if he was looking for a tradesperson, he would start locally.
“If I didn’t have someone recommended to me, I would rather look locally because you know they are close by, whereas when you do a Google search, they could be miles away and you don’t know who you're going to get,” he said.
He said the website’s option to include a detailed business profile gave potential customers a better idea of who they were talking to.
“I think it’s more personalised and you get a feel for the company,” he said.
Community Newspaper Group chief executive Alan Clyne said LookLocal WA was a user-friendly database with a fresh new look.
“Most importantly, customers can now request quotes for jobs from our advertisers, who will receive the request directly to their email, enhancing usability from both sides,” Mr Clyne said.
People can also like LookLocal WA’s Facebook page for handy tips and tricks for their home.
Backed by Community Newspaper Group, the online directory is a complimentary service for advertisers who utilise the Look Local classi- fieds section in any of the group’s 17 newspapers.
To learn more or find convenient and cost effective services in your local area, visit www.LookLocalWA.com.au.
Gatecraft owner Peter Stafford says the website is a great help for businessmen like him.