Matchmaking isn’t just for dating anymore. Corey Leff, the founder of South Florida consumer-to-business matchmaking website spendLO, recognizes the value in matching purchase-ready consumers looking to save money, with local businesses looking for a risk-free way to increase their bottom line.
spendLO offers consumers a secure platform where they can post their service needs, and the amount they are willing to pay for the service request to be completed, safe from any unwanted solicitation. spendLO’s network of pre-qualified local service providers are instantly notified of the opportunity, and are given the chance to submit a bid to fulfill those needs. At the consumer’s convenience, they select a service provider based on the bid price submitted and the vendor’s reputation.
“spendLO was designed with both the consumers’ and businesses’ needs in mind,” Corey explains, “Having vendors compete for work ensures the consumer is going to get the best price, but our vendors really benefit as well, growing their client base and revenue totals through our cost-free alternative to conventional advertising.”
Officially launching in June 2012, spendLO is quickly making waves among South Florida residents. “I am honestly amazed at the amount of money spendLO saves me,” says Eric Rosenfeld, a Boynton Beach resident and regular spendLO user. “The first time I used spendLO I received a bid for $125 to clean my 40 foot boat. I’d been paying $400 on cleanings, and the guy did a great job!”
spendLO is finding that its network of service providers have projects that need to be completed too, with local business owners finding success using spendLO both as a service provider and as a customer. “We’ve been receiving so much business from spendLO that I had to try it out for myself. It’s pretty awesome I was able to quickly find movers willing to work within my budget and move me in to my new house on a Sunday and then return to work on Monday with the ability to pick and choose which of my neighbors’ service requests are right for my business.” Evan Merritt, Owner of E&C Property Management Services in Lake Worth tells us.
Having already made hundreds of successful matches in cities like Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, and West Palm Beach, spendLO recently began offering service to the residents of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
With the potential for thousands of matches to be made in the upcoming months, in hundreds of service categories, spendLO looks forward to helping continue to stimulate the South Florida community, “I live in Delray Beach. My friends and family are scattered throughout South Florida. I care about this area. spendLO is certainly a business, but my core concept has always been to help our local economy. spendLO really is a win-win for everyone, with both consumers and businesses reaping the benefits.” says Leff. Local business’, helping local consumers’, helping the local economy, sure sounds like a great match.
*spendLO is 100% free to register, post projects, and submit bids. spendLO collects ten percent of the accepted bid price, with the balance paid directly to the service provider.