Say Goodbye to Daily Deal Sites, and Hello to UrbanOffer
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2011
Chicago-based UrbanOffer (http://www.urbanoffer.com) has created a first of its kind “name your price” platform for local services. The company seeks to change the “daily deal” craze by empowering consumers to create their own deals while at the same time allowing local service-based businesses to fill empty appointment times on an opportunistic basis. The innovative online portal is a win-win for local businesses looking to fill appointments during typically slow periods of the day, and Chicagoans hoping to avoid the hassle of appointment booking by phone and looking to save a buck on everyday services.
UrbanOffer’s database includes the best of Chicago’s Health & Beauty, Medical & Dental, Automotive, Sports & Recreation and Pet Care service providers. In this ever-growing year of the deal, UrbanOffer is providing something that no one else can by giving consumers access to excellent services at prices they are willing to pay and at times that are convenient, and vendors “hot leads” to fill open inventory.
Here’s how it works: 1) Consumers enter desired neighborhood, service, date & time, and UrbanOffer will generate a list of relevant service providers, 2) Consumers submit the price they are willing to pay and 3) If a vendor chooses to accept the submitted offer, consumers will receive an email confirmation of the accepted UrbanOffer, which they bring in to their appointment.
UrbanOffer has launched an infographic at http://www.urbanoffer.com/how-we-roll, which further illustrates the offer process, as well as benefits UrbanOffer brings to both consumer and vendor.
About Urban Offer
UrbanOffer.com was created in 2011 by a couple of passionate, energetic, entrepreneurial guys in Chicago who saw the trend of deal sites on the horizon and realized… “Hey, something is missing here!” They put their heads together to form the first offer platform that allows consumers and merchants to connect with one another.
Since its inception, UrbanOffer has grown to include over 116 services in 6 Chicago neighborhoods. Currently, over 75 merchants are accepting offers on the site. Average accepted offer prices are 20-50% below market prices, which equate to annual savings of up to $500 for consumers who use UrbanOffer regularly.