When local business search listings are free, you should spend your nights and weekends claiming all your local business listings.
One of the sites you’ll want to be sure to check out is 7 Main Street.
Like many local business search listing sites, if your business has a business phone and has maintained a listing in the yellow pages – then you probably already have a free local business search listing with 7 Main Street.
7 Main Street defines itself as a “dynamic commerce community” and has 16 million businesses in its database. Thousands of merchants have already claimed and activated their local business search listing accounts. If you haven’t already, head over there and claim your free listing.
Once you’ve claimed your local business search listing you can then decide if you want to take it further by listing your products for sale on the site as well.
Unlike other local business search listing sites, 7 Main Street take e commerce to the next level. Not only can customers leave reviews about the products and services offered at your business – they can also buy your products directly from the 7 Main Street website.
Think “Google Places meets Ebay – only better” and that’s what 7 Main Street is like.
Unlike Google Places – businesses can sell products directly from the 7 Main Street site – just like eBay. However, unlike eBay, when a merchant offers products for sale on 7 Main Street – the merchant only pays if the product sells.
7 Main Street makes it easy to sell your products online by allowing businesses to upload up to three pictures, a video and an ample 1500 word limit on text within your listing. For small business owners who have been fearful of making the leap into e commerce – 7 Main Street may be just what they need to discover the joys of selling online.
Even if you don’t want to sell your products through 7 Main Street, you should still claim your listing so you can manage and respond to consumer reviews of your business. After all – claiming your listing is not only easy – it’s also free.