Yocale Championing The #BookLocal Initiative


“Buy Local” is a global growing movement encouraging consumers to create stronger, more diverse and vibrant communities by shifting their purchasing towards local businesses. The majority of Buy Local campaigns are mostly focused on retail. In 2013, Yocale launched a BOOK LOCAL initiative to benefit local appointment-based businesses.

Encouraging consumers to BOOK LOCAL with service providers will strengthen communities, create jobs, contribute significantly to the community tax base and increase revenue for local independent businesses.

Arash Asli, CEO and Co-Founder of Yocale said “We believe in serving one’s community to strengthen the ties between the buyers and sellers, establishing the core foundation of economic growth that allows smaller communities to thrive no matter what the economy is like”.

Yocale has created an online marketplace that encourages people to discover, connect, and book appointments with local service provider’s right in their neighborhood, making it simple, easy and convenient for consumers to BOOK LOCAL. By becoming a member of Yocale’s online marketplace, local appointment-based businesses promote and highlight their business, services, and real-time availability to local consumers, converting online visitors to new customers. Yocale’s marketplace has been met with huge fanfare and praise by community members and businesses alike.

A recent online review from business owner Holli Husband said “I love Yocale, I was with Mindbody for years with my massage business and yoga studio, and switched to Yocale last year because of it’s online marketing as well as the ease of it’s features. My clients and students love the system and rave about it often. It’s simple and easy to use for them and I, which is great, I don’t have to spend hours on the phone anymore booking people in or explaining the system, Yocale has a help number for clients to call if help is needed”.

The BOOK LOCAL community initiative is a win-win for everybody. From a person trying to find a certain service based business in a desired industry, to the business itself who offers the service, to the entire community.

Yocale is leading the way to bringing local people and appointment-based providers together, allowing local communities, big or small, to develop, nourish, and prosper for many years to come.


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