Here's a new way for customers to easily recommend your services to their friends and business contacts.
Social media newcomer Recomazing wants to make it easier for services businesses to benefit from online recommendations.
The idea is that Australia-based Recomazing will tap customers' existing social networks so they can find or make recommendations within the circle of people they know and trust.
This provides credibility for businesses such as accountants, beauticians, hairdressers, marriage celebrants, personal trainers and tradies, as a recommendation from someone you know counts for more than one from a stranger. And doesn't a friend's recommendation mean more than them merely saying they merely 'like' a business?
From the business owner's perspective, advantages include not wasting effort (Facebook posts only reach 2-4 percent of followers, according to Recomazing founder Marc Cowper), not having to deal with negative reviews from anonymous users who may be competitors (Recomazing users either recommend a business or they don't), and low cost (a Recomazing standard business profile is "free forever").
Businesses will be able to ask their customers for a 'reco' on Recomazing via email, social media, web sites, face-to-face, or any other existing channel.
Registrations are now being accepted, and Recomazing goes live next month.
Paid accounts providing more detailed analytics will be available, and businesses registering before the launch will be able try those extra facilities for free.