Online Directories: A Service Within Reach

by Bronwen Roberts

Welcome to the age of convenience! Press any key and download for instant gratification. That’s the world we live in today. We all want to consume in the quickest and easiest way possible.

So here’s the thing - Think of a product! Any product! Now picture where you would need to go and buy it and how you would get there? What would the travel cost you in terms of time and money? Where would you find the best deal? If you had no idea where to find this product, who would help you access the relevant business?

You probably know the answers to some of these questions. But we’re talking about having all the correct information at your fingertips. This is possible only once you have accessed the wonderful world of the online business directory.

Online business directories are convenient, comprehensive and, mostly trustworthy. Here's why:

Accredited Businesses

Generally, the most reliable business listings are those offered by a recognised brand. An approved business listing often includes a database of services that have passed a strict approval process and include a quality guarantee. Dealing with top quality companies guarantees you peace of mind.

One-stop Convenience

A business directory gives you quick and easy access to all the information you need regarding service providers: this includes all areas the service covers, services rendered, as well as rates and contact information.

Up-to-date Information

Databases are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure information remains current and up-to-date.

Extensive Databases

An extensive database can include hundreds or even thousands of listings for a particular region or can even comprise a nationwide network. This puts you in contact with a wider variety of service providers which ensures that you get the most varied choice of information out there.

Exclusive Information

Business directories offer you valuable information that cannot be acquired from any other source. Some directories may require membership; don’t look at this as a bad thing – it’s a total bonus! Once you have signed up, you have immediate access to exclusive information that includes phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and other privileged details.

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With the trend towards traditional services migrating to the Internet, using a static telephone book seems a rather reductive exercise.

Business directories offer you a dynamic service; updated information, accredited services, contact details, convenience and they allow you to access an arena of competitive prices. So take advantage of this information overload and bookmark that page!

About the Author: affiliated to the Media24 Group, is the only one-stop directory of approved South African business listings for home and motoring service providers, association members and authorised dealers. Assist24 provides you with specialised, valuable information that cannot be obtained from any other source.