Find a tradie in real time


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News - Carys Gar­land

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.LookLo­

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Gate­craft owner Peter Stafford says the web­site is a great help for busi­ness­men like him.

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