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Pingup Launches Local Commerce Transactions on Facebook Pages

Integration enables consumers to seamlessly schedule services with local businesses

BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingup, the leading local services transaction platform with access to over 300 million monthly users across their network of directory, search and social platforms, today announced their integration with Facebook Pages.  As a result of this relationship, consumers will be able to easily book appointments and schedule services  on local business Pages.

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Pingup's technology brings consumers real-time availability and allows them to make decisions in-context, easily scheduling activities such as haircuts, manicures and massages. Consumers can close the commerce loop within seconds without needing to contact a merchant directly. This provides local merchants on Pages the opportunity to increase business activity 24/7, even outside of open business hours.

"Facebook is working on enabling people to seamlessly schedule, order and do more by clicking  call-to-action buttons on Pages, and Pingup is honored to be one of their initial integrations," said Mark Slater, Pingup CEO. "All of our publisher and social media partners want an on-demand interface with an optimized and branded checkout. They like the ease of working with Pingup's aggregated feed of local merchants and trust our ability to deliver a flawless, integrated experience for consumers."

Pingup aggregates 20 API connections to the transaction software providers of local businesses. This initial Facebook integration features Booker, Setster, BookingBug and simplybook.me. Expansion to additional software provider partners will follow.

About Pingup
Pingup is the nation's largest transaction platform for local services businesses, using proprietary technology to connect hundreds of thousands of local merchants with leading publishers and social platforms including Facebook, Kik, Bing and Yahoo that have over 300 million monthly users. Pingup aggregates over 180,000 US businesses, more than triple OpenTable's quantity in the US and continues to add thousands of businesses each month. The company is headquartered in Boston's Innovation District and backed by Avalon Ventures. For more information visit http://pingup.com. Follow us on Twitter:@pingupapp.

Media contact: Heather Sears heather@pingup.com (617) 752-1691

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