Zaarly Storefronts Launch in LA: Virtual Storefronts Create a New Online Marketplace for Talented, Local Sellers & Service Providers
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As more of the workforce transitions from traditional employees to "free agents" – entrepreneurs, solopreneurs or freelancers – the barriers to entry for launching a company have continually decreased. As a result, entrepreneurs can accomplish more with less. Launching in Los Angeles, Zaarly Storefronts aims to further lower these barriers by creating a local, online marketplace where you discover and buy from amazing local service providers.
"At Zaarly, we get to see entrepreneurs starting companies every day in a way that would have been impossible even 10 years ago. Zaarly Storefronts in LA puts us one step closer to seeing an economy where local people can make a living doing what they love," said Bo Fishback, Zaarly CEO and founder.
Whether they're looking for a chef, yoga instructor, handyman or party planner, LA residents can trust that Zaarly will help them discover, hire and work with talented, reliable, trustworthy local sellers and service providers, approximately 70 of whom are included in today's launch.
Check out http://www.zaarly.com/ to discover more amazing sellers and service providers.
Zaarly Storefronts: Make Money Doing What You Love
Since initially launching more than a year ago, Zaarly has helped people connect with talented sellers in their local communities -- a process that has uncovered an amazing network of service providers. Now, Zaarly is rolling out Zaarly Storefronts to showcase these service providers and help them grow their businesses. Creating a new way for people to make money doing what they love, Storefronts mark the first time individuals can proactively list and sell their skills and services on Zaarly.
Skilled individuals can apply to be featured in Zaarly's seller network. After carefully considering each application, Zaarly chooses the best-of-the-best to highlight on the site. Storefronts are currently available in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles, with plans to roll out in additional cities in the coming weeks. People interested in creating a Storefront can learn more here: http://www.zaarly.com/selling.
In addition, buyers can still ask for anything from tens of thousands of local, talented people in Zaarly's open marketplace or by using the Zaarly Anywhere buttons on sites such as The Fancy, LA Times, Cookstr and more.
Since launching in May 2011, nearly half-a-million people have signed up for Zaarly. In October 2011, Zaarly announced that it had added Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay and current CEO of HP, to its board of directors.
Zaarly is a leading online marketplace to discover, hire and work with talented sellers and service providers in your neighborhood. Based in San Francisco, CA, Zaarly is backed by investors, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sands Capital Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, Felicis Ventures, Bill Lee, Naval Ravikant, Lightbank, SV Angel, Paul Buchheit, Thrive Capital, Marc Ecko and Michael Arrington. Zaarly is currently available on the web, mobile web, Android and iPhone application. Visit www.zaarly.com for more information.