Want to book a hotel room for a quick Napa getaway with your ball-and-chain significant other? Maybe book a wine tasting or massage while you’re there? Dinner reservations at a great restaurant? Or throw on some sweatpants and order food delivery? Of course you’d check Yelp before doing any of the above, but now you can actually book all of these services right from your Yelp app (and site), too!
We introduced Yelp Platform last year to quell hunger pangs through food delivery partners delivery.com and Eat24, and launched Booker earlier this year to make a spa pampering session just a few clicks away.
Today, we’re excited to connect consumers to even more great local businesses with the addition of several new partners to Yelp Platform. Consumers can now get food delivered from a ton of new locations thanks to the integration of EatStreet, ChowNow and Ordr.in, as well as hotel bookings through Hipmunk and winery reservations through CellarPass.
Approximately 28,000 businesses in all major US markets are available for booking on Yelp Platform today and we’ll continue to roll out more in the coming months. With approximately 250,000 transactions happening through Yelp Platform in Q3 2014 (and more than 50% of those on mobile), it’s clear Yelpers love the convenience of booking and purchase options within Yelp. The best part is that by making it easier for consumers to spend money at local businesses, those businesses are reaping the benefits, too.
We’re continuing to add new partners and categories of business in order to bring consumers more ways to transact directly on Yelp and drive more leads to local businesses. For more information on partnering with Yelp, please check out yelp.com/developers or contact email@example.com.