Business Profiles

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This category describes online or mobile services that provide the ability for merchants, local businesses and retailers to publish online profiles about their business. Why? So they can be found by consumers. Consumers go online or on their mobile to search for a local business. If they find a business profile they are more likely to visit that business.

Local Deal Commerce

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Services that sell deal vouchers or certificates for local merchants are all about Local Commerce. These services essentially provide local merchants with online or mobile sales. Not leads, but guaranteed sales. These local merchants would normally have difficulty selling their services directly to an online or mobile audience. Deal Commerce services are a very effective representation of Local Commerce at work.

Mobile Services

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Coupons or deals that are searchable, available and redeemed from a Mobile or APP device. Many Mobile coupons are offered based on location based marketing strategies.

Local Loyalty Programs

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Tech Platforms

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Software or hardware that impact the deals and coupon industry.

Local Marketing Services

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This category describes some of the businesses and consultants that offer location based marketing services to businesses. Be they listing services, SEO, location directory optimization, etc. There are hundreds available across the country. We’ll list a handful of the more popular ones.

Advisory, Research

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The leading research and advisory services in the industry that provide analysis and information pertaining to Local Commerce.

Associations and Resources

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There are several organizations, associations and online resources that provide content, direction, and resources pertaining to the local commerce sector. Here are some that do just that.