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
Welcome to the future — which is also a vision of the recent past. Today, location- and service-oriented bots are improving on what was attempted many years ago when in a crude manner (over AIM and other old-school messaging platforms) these automated response tools tried to help people get things they wanted just a little bit quicker. Admittedly, in the past that usually meant trivial fun rather than, say, quick pizza delivery.
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
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.”
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
“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