ShopMoxie Announces first On-line Service dedicated to Local Business Specialties
Start-up aims at uncovering what people seek - the things local businesses do best
Sep 11, 2013, 08:00 ET
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopMoxie, Inc., a local discovery service dedicated to revealing the best local businesses, is debuting a new site aimed at uncovering unique specialties at local businesses in every city. The site - www.shopmoxie.com - makes it easier for people to discover local specialties, the products, dishes, services and experiences that stand out at local businesses.
"What truly sets ShopMoxie apart is its focus on local specialties," explains Tom Tovar, ShopMoxie's co-founder and CEO. "Several sites give you a business rating but none of these sites are dedicated to telling you what local businesses do best. When I'm looking for things to buy or eat, or recommending places to friends visiting my city, I'm thinking about authentic, local offerings and experiences that stand out. ShopMoxie showcases these unique offerings and experiences, allowing everyone to find and contribute to them."
ShopMoxie.com was built to socially validate and promote local business specialties. Driven by user generated content, ShopMoxie lets people select a local business as "Top Pick" for any specialty. In return, other ShopMoxie users can share and vote on the selected business and its specialty. Business users have important tools too, including the ability to claim specialties, promote Top Picks and access ShopMoxie's self service deal platform. Using these social signals, the site produces new search results for the local business and its specialties, helping everyone discover local business and what they do best. "Unlike other services, ShopMoxie does not use the typical star-style business ratings, long-form reviews, or check-ins," continued Tovar "that stuff gets in the way of what everyone wants to know, where to go to find the best of what you're looking for."
"ShopMoxie's platform is designed to help the consumer and the local businesses," said Hongche Liu, ShopMoxie's co-founder and CTO. "The company's site makes local discovery and creating Top Picks easy for new and returning users. The site offers a variety of Top Pick suggestions, map pins for selected businesses, search and social sharing capabilities. It's a rich site that gives everyone fun tools and shortcut views into what's cool at local businesses in each city."
About ShopMoxie, Inc.
ShopMoxie is the first discovery service dedicated to local business specialties. On ShopMoxie, people help the best local businesses get discovered for what they do best. Individual members recognize the products, services, dishes and experiences that stand out. The site collects social endorsements, encourages sharing and provides recommendations. The company is privately held, angel funded and based in San Francisco. To read more about ShopMoxie, visit the company's Get Local @ ShopMoxie blog.
SOURCE ShopMoxie, Inc.
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