Pingup Wins 2016 LSA Award for Best Local Commerce Services

Award coincides with report release: “The Local Chatbot Disruption: The Upcoming Collision between Messaging and Local” March 10, 2016 – Pingup, the nation’s largest scheduling aggregation platform, has won the Local Search Association’s (LSA) highly competitive 2016 Ad-to-Action Award for Best Local Commerce Services. Announced on March 8, 2016 at the LSA16 conference, this award

Street Fight - Got Bots? Interview with Pingup

Street Fight features Pingup Booking API for Bots

Street Fight has published an article, written by Rick Robinson, that covers Pingup’s solutions for powering conversational commerce. The piece includes an interview with Pingup CEO Mark Slater. “Backed by patents that relate to conversational commerce, Pingup is bringing its API-powered live booking capability to “a broader range of leading-edge consumer interfaces and platforms,” the company

Pingup Expands Publisher Network with YP

Pingup Expands Publisher Network to Connect Local Service Businesses with 250 Million Monthly Local Searches* February 17, 2016 – Pingup, the nation’s largest scheduling aggregation platform, today announced a deal with YP, a leading local marketing solutions provider and the #2 local search destination in the U.S.** This deal with YP expands Pingup’s publisher network

Pingup included in BIA/Kelsey video on Local Service Commerce

BIA/Kelsey recently published a video titled “Service Commerce: The Real Local Opportunity” that includes and interview between Booker CEO Josh McCarter and Mike Boland, Chief Analyst & VP at BIA/Kelsey. McCarter also provides an insightful overview of the $2.5 trillion “service commerce” opportunity in the U.S. “This is the opportunity that SMB management platform Booker calls “service commerce.”

From Ads to APIs to (Book Now) Buttons

Our good friends at Button recently published a great article titled “The Evolution Of Mobile Commerce: From Ads to APIs to Buttons“. Pingup is very keen on the key messages in this piece. Here are a few notable passages. “Rather than focusing primarily on pull-advertising based tactics, today’s leading mobile commerce services build marketing directly into their products

Pingup’s VP of Business Development on Benjamin’s Desk

Katie Cohen from Benjamin’s Desk draws attention to Pingup’s Ron Braunfeld and his veteran entrepreneurship skills and knowledge in business development. The article highlights his role in Pingup and his prior contributions to companies like SnipSnap, and WHERE. “For nearly 20 years, Ron Braunfeld has been elbow deep in the world of the Internet and

Pingup in The Boston Globe: E-booking for services is overdue

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner spoke with Pingup CEO Mark Slater last week about Pingup’s role in online scheduling and the challenges scheduling software companies face in trying to sell their services to small and mid-sized businesses. Here are some of the article highlights: Another Boston company, Pingup, hopes to play a slightly different role in

BIA/Kelsey Local Media Watch – “Pingup’s Mark Slater: Why ‘Task Completion’ Scheduling is Key to LODE”

BIA/Kelsey Local Media Watch recently spoke with Pingup about the Local On Demand Economy (LODE) space. Here are some highlights from the article: Pingup CEO Mark Slater talked with BIA/Kelsey about the space. He says it has become especially critical with the development of the Local On Demand Economy (LODE), which allows consumers to set up appointments on

API Provider Pingup Announces Partnership with CityGrid Media

“Book Now” Integration Powers CityGrid Media’s Local Business Listings with Everywhere Booking Boston – April 16, 2015 – Pingup, provider of the industry’s first API that enables directories, search providers and social platforms to easily add booking capabilities to business listings on mobile and desktop, today announced a partnership with CityGrid Media for publishing on their