Having a business directory is a great way to have a one stop shop place for users to find any type of business they are looking for. Having an online directory can also boost your online presence with search engines.
The Business Directory plugin by CreativeMinds allows you to build a directory of local businesses that is similar to the Yellow Pages, completely on your WordPress website.
Users have the ability to add all types of businesses from cafes to IT companies and many more. In addition, each business listing has a profile that includes pictures, videos, and payment options.
It’s also possible to add Google Maps functionality and boost overall SEO for the listing in search engine results. Businesses can also be filtered by search, including zip code or other categories.
Benefits of a Business Directory
Having the ability to build a local directory of businesses can really help create good local community of businesses. This directory can then tell users where to find the best doctor, plumber, lawyer, massage therapist, etc. in their area.
In addition, users can also create and manage business profiles. When a user logs in to create a business profile, that business in then attached to their profile. However, other users can claim business profiles as their own, and the admin can approve the claim.
Also, every business profile can have a login and password attached to it. That way, you can enable users, even anonymous users to be able to edit business profiles once they have logged in.
Business directories also have the ability to advertise on the listing as well as charge users for having the listing. It’s possible to charge users for managing and creating each individual business listing.
In order to payments to work, users must be logged in to pay for creating a business profile. Options like WooCommerce provide the platform for collecting platforms for listings.
In the admin dashboard, a user can decide to accept payments for major credit cards as well as PayPal. In the settings, it’s possible to configure which payment options are available in the payments tab.
You will need a payment plugin, like WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads also installed, or you will get a notification that payment features won’t work without the payment plugin.
Another fun feature is requiring payments for adding new businesses. There is also an option for getting instant payment.
On each individual business listing, it is possible to advertise as well. You can charge business for the listing or charge them for advertising on your listing.
The business directory plugin is a helpful tool for promoting local businesses and having a business directory build on your WordPress website. There is an opportunity to charge people to create their business listing or claim an existing listing.
Also, there is an advertising space on each business listing to bring in more revenue or allow businesses to advertise on your listings. Create a great community of businesses all in one easy to access directory on your WordPress website.
To find out more about the Business Directory plugin by CreativeMinds, visit the CreativeMinds Business Directory plugin website.