Facebook rolls out hyperlocal services in India

Facebook Hyperlocal

With an aim to make it easier for customers in India to find top service providers around them, Facebook has introduced hyperlocal services in India. The service lists over 80 services including plumbing, beauty, home care and so on.Services has a total of eight services – Plumber, Spa, beauty and personal, Pet service, Medical and health, Arts and Marketing, Automotive and Business Services. In order to find a service, you will have to head to facebook.com/services and search your requirement in the search bar at the center with your place next to it. The services are listed based on user ratings of the business pages on Facebook. It also offers details such as address, contact numbers for the same too.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the development and said,

We’re in the early stages of testing a way for people to easily find more Pages for the services they’re interested in.

Fb hyperlocal

At present, the hyperlocal service is available on desktop and mobile website but is not available for the mobile apps. The social network has been testing the service since November last year. Facebook has over two million small and medium businesses using its platform. Quikr, UrbanClap, Roadrunnr, Opinio, Zopper and some of the players that offer hyerlocal market. On average, hyperlocal platform operators in India receive 4,000-6,000 orders daily.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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