GetClose, a messaging app for communicating with businesses, has officially launched on iOS, giving users a new option to chat with businesses and receive timely responses.
The GetClose app allows users to ask businesses questions, or simply contact a business for any reason, through text messages rather than standard phone calls. When using the app, consumers search for nearby businesses, and can send text messages to those businesses within the app. For instance, users may ask a restaurant about their daily special, or ask a store if they have a particular item in stock. Search results include each business’ Yelp score (where available) and distance from the user. A map button allows users to view a business’ exact location.
When businesses sign on to use GetClose, the company provides the business with a free SMS number, allowing consumers to text the business without using the app. GetClose also gives businesses a free set of marketing materials, such as fliers and stickers, which can be used to tell their customers about the service.
In a statement, Brian Szady, CEO and co-founder of GetClose, commented:
The phone call is dead. Communicating with businesses has not changed in over 20 years! With GetClose, connecting with a business is simple: send a message, get a quick response. That’s it. Our lives have enough havoc. Why should contacting a business add more stress? We want to give time back to consumers and businesses.
GetClose is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.
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