Users can now register and start advertising business for free to millions in a couple of minutes. Shalooka does this in two ways, via the shalooka app and by publishing the product or service listing on shalooka’s website. When users register their business or service, they can choose to register as business which allows rich set of features and benefits over regular users. Shalooka is pack-full of innovative and positive features which encourage users to update their profiles in attractive and dynamic ways and seek positive feedback from prospective clients. Shalooka is optimized to work to with local resources and businesses and present them to local end user in an innovative and structured fashion. On top of business listing and App facilities, team is working on diverse set of Small Business start-up guides which can be accessed on shalooka’s website.
There are several categories available in shalooka, one specially for Businesses and Services, for users who are more serious about the their business outfit and its online presence. One unique feature is the score feature, which comprises of various factors indicating the popularity index for a certain business or services. These factors include Likes, views and Trust contacts. User or Business profile score will generally indicate the Trust value or popularity index, which has been earned over time. When all listed businesses strive to outperform their competitors in profile score, they engage in a healthy competitive environment which is great for business and true indicator of a free market. End users also enjoy a market which is driven by competition and makes sure they get product or services at fair market price.
When a user performs a search or explores available categories, a table is generated which is called listing. A listing is collection of all businesses and services, arranged in ascending order, distance-wise from registered user location. The clever bit is more the score is, more the service or business will appear closer to the current location i.e it will get promoted on the listing. This feature has been implemented so business owners are encouraged to improve their scores which in turn results in promotion in listings.
One of the challenges for small businesses is to create scalable and responsive websites which can help create a digital online footprint for their products. A functional and responsive website will also open doors to potential customers via searches performed on popular search engines, but there are couple of hurdles which are inherent to the websites and search engines. Foremost is the issue of getting a responsive and functional website developed which is not always easy and it’s even more of an issue for people who are not tech-savvy. SEO or search engine optimization is another massive hurdle which can only be handled on most occasions by trained professionals. All this effort will be costly and time consuming. Shalooka has tried to address the issue by automatically creating web listings for items and services which are then made available to search engines in an optimized fashion. In this way, a small business can potentially reach promoted positions in google searches and gain access to wide customer base, which would be otherwise very expensive to obtain.
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