Google My business has launched a new feature for the mobile service industry. It will allow them to share business information via Google Maps and Search.
This feature allows businesses to add the towns, cities and postal codes they cover even if they don’t have any physical office. This helps in providing more accurate information to customers.
Later on, these pieces of information can be modified as and when a business changes location.
This new app is designed to aid small, service-based businesses. Businesses that are mobile, don’t have one specific location, generally operate from a van (e.g. food truck) and labors like plumbers and gardeners, to reach out to the customer and engage with them more ease and proficiency.
In an official blog, Tom Pritchard (SMB Product Lead for Google My Business) told how this feature would help.
“Let’s say you’ve started your own business. The office you’ve leased is a 22 by 14-foot sprinter van. Every day, you find a new challenge in a new location across the areas you serve. You might be a plumber or an electrician or a landscaper, but above all, you’re a business owner.”
“We’ve recently made a few updates to Google My Business. So you can now share your service areas and information about your business via Google Maps and Search—so you can get found and tap into the many people searching for businesses like yours every day.”
Service businesses can sign up here for Google My Business online and connect with customers in a better way.