BT Tradespace And Libersy Help SMEs Sign Up Customers Via Social
on: May 29, 2009, 7:58 am
Author: BT Tradespace
Tradespace is introducing a new online booking and payment system,
BT Book It Now, aiming to help small businesses capture business
opportunities from social networking.
on the Libersy online booking software, Book
It Now is available for free to all BT Tradespace members.
It is the first e-commerce solution for companies in the service
industry, such as hairdressers, restaurants, sports clubs and
consultants, to integrate the PayPal payments system directly
into an online bookings platform within a social network environment.
74 per cent of all service bookings made in the evenings, BT Book
It Now aims to provide businesses with the tools needed to serve
their online customers round the clock. Customers can log-on at
their convenience and check for available times, book appointments
and pay instantly using the system.
commerce is clearly on the rise and we are always looking for
ways in which we can help the BT Tradespace community make the
most of this upward trend," said Ivan Croxford, general manager
at BT Tradespace.
"It's not only important to be able to display your services,
it's also vital to interact with your customers. BT Book It Now
is just one of many value added services that we aim to introduce
for members to help them do just this and we're delighted to partner
with Libersy on this particular one."
Book IT Now offers a unique online system for UK consumers and
businesses," said Karin Loeffen, founder and creator of Libersy.
"Businesses can use the booking system to obtain more clients,
use their time more efficiently and increase their revenues through
BT Tradespace and PayPal. For small businesses it's often difficult
to take time off, because they fear missing opportunities. Thanks
to this system, that's now a thing of the past."
It Now is available from BT Tradespace in three packages, free,
basic and advanced. The basic package gives customers the additional
ability to support a range of services and accept full or partial
payments for them.
the advanced package, customers can select different staff and
rooms and businesses can tailor information that they request
from customers to their needs. They can also create a link to
their booking system on their own web site and third party search
portals as well as on their BT
Tradespace profile with the "Book It Now" button.
BTTradespace.com is a 350,000-member online community, which enables
businesses to sell products and services and connect effectively
with other people – in order to build business and customer
relationships. BT Tradespace provides social
networking for businesses and free website set-up.
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