DALLAS, August 21, 2018 – Thryv®, the leading small business management software, announced today a partnership with Amazon’s Alexa via a deep integration with Yext. This integration allows America’s small businesses to appear in voice search on the leading voice-activated platform, Alexa.
“Small businesses across America can now update their business information on their smartphone and have that information found by consumers searching with their voice on Amazon’s Alexa,” said Gordon Henry, Chief Marketing Officer at DexYP™, which owns and operates Thryv. “Thryv helps small businesses to compete more effectively because consumers using Alexa will know where, when, and how to find them.”
In the past, consumers often found local business information on the internet, such as business hours of operation for scheduling appointments, to be wrong or out of date, because updating information was difficult for business owners. Thryv simplifies this task, enabling small business owners to update their information via their smartphone, and that information will now be searchable via voice on Alexa.
“We are thrilled that Thryv has now voice-enabled small businesses on Alexa,” said Howard Lerman, CEO of Yext, which recently announced a global integration with Amazon. “Thryv, via Yext and Alexa, will enable consumers to get the most up-to-date facts about businesses—locations, contact information, hours of operation, and more—straight from the source: the business itself.”
“All the basic behaviors within Thryv are now extended to an additional platform, Alexa, requiring no additional work for these small business owners,” added DexYP’s Henry. “This partnership allows our over 50,000 Thryv clients to have their business information to be found quickly and accurately on the largest and fastest-growing voice search platform.”
Henry added, “We found in the past that many small businesses were unsure how to accomplish these tasks. Thryv continues to innovate and deliver powerful tools like this—at no additional cost—helping our users eliminate cumbersome business tasks and operate their business more efficiently.”
DexYP™ provides small business software and marketing services to more than 500,000 local businesses across America that enable them to compete and win in today’s on-demand economy. We provide the digital tools and management sophistication that big businesses utilize, arming local businesses with the deep resources they need to survive and thrive. Our flagship product—Thryv®—provides small business owners with a do-it-all software that allows them to modernize essential business functions performed manually in the past, or never performed. These include building a digital customer list, communicating with customers via email and text, updating business listings across the internet, accepting appointments, sending notifications and reminders, managing ratings and reviews, generating estimates and invoices, processing payments, and issuing invoices and coupons.
DexYP also provides consumer services through our market-leading search, display and social products—and connects local businesses to the over 50 million monthly visitors of DexKnows.com®, Superpages.com® and yellowpages.com search portals; and local print directories The Real Yellow Pages®. For more information about the company, visit dexyp.com.