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Yelp Expands eCommerce Offerings With 5,000 New Vendors

Yelp is continuing to expand its horizons as an eCommerce platform.

YelpThe review site has announced a partnership with Vimbly to offer bookings in five new categories from more than 5,000 local vendors, instantly bookable on its site and apps.

“Yes, the great outdoors is beckoning, and Yelp wants to help you answer its call,” the company said in a blog post.

“Rent a paddle board, take a photo safari, or parachute out of a plane. If you’re a golfer (or you just really enjoy driving a golf cart around and drinking beer outside), you can even book a tee time on Yelp thanks to our partnership with GolfNow. It’s all just par for the course with Yelp Platform.”

Yelp has also partnered with BloomNation to enable its users to order flowers from a local florist. It’s partnership with Vagaro enables Yelp users to book spa and salon appointments while TableList has become its first nightlife partner.

“But why stop there? Spring is for the new and adventurous. Maybe this is the year you heed that little voice in your head and take the plunge… by becoming a great local business owner yourself,” Yelp said. “Whether you’re a baker or a violin instructor, book a free consultation with one of thousands of lawyers and learn how to get started the right way, courtesy of Platform partner LegalZoom.”

Yelp said it will continue to partner with new vendors in the future to offer its users more selection.

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