Facebook announced last week the launch of Facebook Deals in the States. It's a pity it isn't available in NZ yet, but when it is, we think you are going to love it! It's going to be a great way to get customers through your doors too so make sure you keep an eye out for when it arrives... (Although we will probably remind you anyway!)
How it works? When a customer is close to you, you will come up in their 'nearby places' list.
Facebook Deals means that you can include a deal on your listing (Free of charge!). For example, imagine you are looking for somewhere to eat close by. You check your phone, and there are eight restaurants within walking distance. One of them is offering 30% off - who do you think you will choose?
"This is continuing Facebook's empowering of small businesses," said Dave Marsey, senior VP of Digitas digital media. "We're gonna see the biggest response with small local businesses that can more directly and electronically manage attracting new customers and rewarding loyal customers."
Mr. Zuckerberg said that, as always, Facebook's focus is to make things better for users. Watch the full video about how Facebook deals is going to work...
Or read the official Facebook blog about Facebook deals by clicking here.
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to monetize something else -- though we have no plans of doing that any time
soon -- that works for us too."