How many times do you hear parents at your kids' school asking for a recommendation for a reliable local plumber/dentist/pet sitter etc? Are you a member of Classlist who also runs a business? The Business Directory is for you!
Registering your business
You can register your own business for as little as £2/week and manage your advert through an easy online process directly from your existing Classlist site. To add your business simply click on 'Recommendations' in the navigation menu (mobile), or 'Go to Business Directory' (desktop, access from Marketplace page) and hit the 'Register your business' button. Follow the prompts on screen to provide a few details, fill out a template and upload a thumbnail image to personalise your ad (see example below). Parents on your Classlist site will then see your ad when they are looking for recommendations in the Business Directory.
Searching for a business or company
If you're a parent looking for a recommended business you can search by category or just scroll through the list. You can add your recommendation for an existing listing by clicking on a heart icon to 'like' the business (in the example ad above, Blooming Garden Design has 48 recommendations). If you want to recommend a favourite local business or professional which is not yet listed then you can - just click the 'suggest' button and enter the name and contact details of the business you want to recommend. Classlist's marketing team will follow up your recommendation on your behalf, and your PTA will earn 25% of any revenue generated from your recommendation.
NB: at the moment the Directory is accessed via the Marketplace on a desktop, but this will soon change to mirror the mobile navigation more closely, with a direct link to 'Recommendations'.
Current desktop view on Marketplace page:
Access from the desktop with the new navigation will be similar to this: