According to Statista.com, Google Maps is the most used app in the world with 54% of global smartphone users accessing it each month; that’s more than Facebook. Another study shows that consumers turn to mapping services 44% of the time when considering a new business or purchase. So, how can you better capitalize on all that internet traffic? Give yourself a clear, competitive advantage by taking street view to the next level with Google’s new 360° view for businesses.
The 360° street view feature allows clients to virtually walk around your business through google maps in advance of their arrival; thus allowing them to get an idea for the environment and feel more comfortable before ever visiting and making purchases. Not sold? Take your own 360° virtual tour below of Bocadillo’s in San Francisco.
After seeing the impressive views at Bocadillo’s, it might seem unattainable for your business. But Google thought of that, too; you can hire a trusted photographer, qualified by Google, to do the dirty work for you. The best part? Prices are negotiable depending on how exhaustive you would like the tour to be. Find a photographer in your area by visiting this page. This video, made by Google, gives an idea of what the experience will be like: