Apple is working to sharpen and improve the Maps App and wants you and your business to help out by manually adding your company. In order to make this easy there is a free self-service data entry portal called Apple Maps Connect. Why take the time to do this? It will benefit your company. This is a way to have customers sent directly to your doorstep. In 8 quick steps you can add and control your companies information and help Apple to better this navigation tool at the same time! Take the time to follow the steps below to help set your company up for success!
1. Go to mapsconnect.apple.com
Log in with your Apple ID and password. If you don’t’ have one you will have to create one.
2. Select your relationship to your business.
You will be prompted to do this on the Add a New Business Page. You can choose “I’m the business owner” or “I’m authorized by the business owner.”
3. Enter your basic business details.
This is where you key in your business name, primary business phone number and business address.
4. Verify your business phone number.
You will be prompted to allow Apple to call the number you supply. The call will provide you with a PIN code from Apple. If needed, you can opt to “Verify Later.”
5. Confirm your business location.
There are three categories to choose from, each with several business types within, from “Accountants” to “Video/Film Production” and just about every imaginable company type in between. If you don’t see a category that fits, you can suggest one.
6. Confirm your hours of business.
Demarcate the hours you’re open from Apple’s list of seven days and your set. If you’re open 24 hours, there are checkboxes for that, too.
7. Add your company website and social media accounts.
Simply type or cut, copy and paste the URLs for them into the fields in the Add More Details section.
8. Review your business information.
To confirm that everything is kosher, click “OK” and you’re done. New listings should appear within Apple’s Maps app within a week at most. If additional verification is required, you will hear from Apple.
Take these easy steps to get your company added today. If you have any questions give us a call at 214 Interactive and we can assist you in the process.