If you need to find names, contact information offers, and reviews of millions of businesses, then you should cooperate with Nigeria’s largest online local search engine. Here, you can buy, sell and find most relevant and useful information about products and services.
What is Vconnect?
VConnect Global Services Ltd or VConnect is a Lagos-based discovery and engagement platform. It is a local search engine that can give information to users so that it can help local businesses access their markets as well as customers to find businesses online.
Who could have imagined that it started as a business directory and evolved into a managed marketplace which focuses on discovery and user engagement? They provide convenience to buyers and empower the sellers. By accessing their web site you can find products by entering the product name or by searching the name of a store. They also feature different businesses like fashion stores, restaurants, spas and beauty salons and what not. For convenience, they grouped the listed businesses, services and products where the customer can browse with ease.
History of Vconnect
VConnect was founded in 2010 by the core members of Tolaram Group. Deepankar Rustagi heads the operations of the company by being its General Manager. Its headquarter is in Singapore and has spent $1 Million on business data gathering and optimization, the company currently employs more than 125 people and with that number they are able to manage 800,000 businesses that are listed on the website.
How does it work?
Using web, mobile and tele search, people can now obtain local information from VConnect. And they also have mobile applications for Android, Blackberry and iOS platform in 2013. Using the GPS, they can track their location to find the nearest businesses on the area that they are in. Users can locate businesses using maps and navigate there using the “Get Direction” feature. And one can find the best businesses in town based on the customer reviews and can mark them as their favorite and get the latest feed. Their goal is to help people engage with the right local businesses in Nigeria and to be the leading business discovery and engagement platform in Africa.
VConnect also garnered several awards throughout the years after its launch. They were awarded the RIMA Foundation Award as the Personalized Information Product of the Year in 2011, they were also awarded the Best Resources website of 2012 by the Nigerian Events award and they were able to win the Best Mobile Information product recognition award by the RIMA Foundation in 2013. Not only that VConnect is the fastest growing web portal in Nigeria, according to Alexa and it was also recognized by the Forbes magazine as the “Hottest Tech Startup in Africa”.