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New social network wants to be an affordable listing service for Kiwi businesses

13 Oct 2017

The social network startup ServiceFinder.co.nz, specialising in connecting NZ customers with Kiwi professionals, is offering a pre-launch promotion.

With a one-off lifetime membership offer for NZ professionals, launched on ServiceFinder.co.nz on Friday the 13th at 13:13, the platform is giving NZ self-employed, owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers the opportunity to showcase their full line of local services, images, and descriptions on high-quality business profiles for free.

The range of ServiceFinder.co.nz’s features is made for New Zealanders and will be fully available to NZ professionals at fair pricing.

In the developed and tested network, the features for business members include:

• Business profiles: show images, descriptions, and references that are easily found online 
• Projects: get access to new project leads, 100% commission-free
• Quotes: submit private quotes on projects and secure new customers
• Live chat: instantly communicate with customers and see their contact details

Customer preferences have changed and more people want to easily find and compare services online before hiring – but the online market in New Zealand has often failed to keep up or meet these customer needs with high costs for small businesses to list their full range of services online.

ServiceFinder.co.nz is a New Zealand network built on the idea that premium business listings don’t have to be expensive.

Sustaining their business model through low-cost listing fees that meet the needs of most NZ business owners (rather than making a profit on high fees and commissions), ServiceFinder.co.nz is able to cut the costs for NZ businesses tied to traditional listings.

Business memberships have no hidden fees and can be cancelled anytime.

ServiceFinder.co.nz is expanding with new features, with special coupon offers to help professionals line up for the near future.

A ServiceFinder.co.nz lifetime membership saves NZ professionals money, time, and hassle – and professionals have the opportunity to submit quotes on interesting projects for free at any time.

Anyone in New Zealand who offers a local service simply needs to visit the pre-launch website www.ServiceFinder.co.nz and share it in social media, with no purchase or subscription necessary.

The more friends that join, the longer free membership the user gets.

Already five joined friends gains the user three months of free business listing and a sneak preview of the full network.

Dr Fokko Schulz, founder and director, says, “Top-quality business listings and new customer leads don’t actually have to cost a lot of money in New Zealand – often it’s the platforms taking high fees and commissions for new leads that’s the problem.

“We think especially small NZ businesses deserve better than that, and that’s what ServiceFinder.co.nz is all about.

ServiceFinder.co.nz’s pre-launch campaign, giving NZ professionals the opportunity to enjoy all business features for life, is running until mid-November 2017.

Premium business listing fees after the pre-launch campaign will run at $9.99/ month or $99/ year.

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