Bark.com, the online lead generation platform helping to connect customers with local service professionals, announced its launch in the gardening sector today.
The fast-growing company are aiming to provide high quality, screened leads for gardeners across the UK.
From hedge trimming, to lawn mowing to weeding, Bark.com is determined to be the platform of choice for gardening services for both buyers and sellers, helping small businesses get their share of the country’s £4bn landscaping industry.
The website works by customers submitting a requirement or ‘Barking’ for a service that they need doing, with Bark.com then contacting local sellers automatically with details of the task and enabling them to communicate directly with the buyer to get the job done.
Bark.com offers a unique proposition for all sellers who can register, reply and generate leads for free. However, for just £29.95 per month, the ‘Standard’ package offers sellers unlimited replies to all of the leads and link to their website which can aid their website ranking and awareness. The ‘Professional’ package at £49.95 per month provides all of the above, as well as unique early bird access and a verified seller status.
Bark.com is disrupting the market with website visitors having more than quadrupled since the company’s launch in January 2015, in stark contrast to competitors.
Founded by Andrew Michael, the man behind Fasthosts and Livedrive, and Kai Feller who co-founded Socialite, the company prides itself on showcasing the best local service providers.
Bark.com is serial entrepreneur Andrew’s fifth company; having enjoyed significant success with his previous four, he is looking forward to the challenge ahead:
“We are extremely excited about entering the gardening and landscaping space and are determined to provide gardeners with great leads both quickly & easily.
“Local professionals can often find it difficult to secure work as customers are simply not aware of them. We truly feel that the days of posting details in endless listings pages and sites are gone.
“Bark.com is changing the landscape by linking buyers and sellers in a simple and efficient way, allowing local professionals to develop and grow their business as we provide regular, quality work opportunities.”