Consumers can easily find neighborhood upholstery shops or services by entering the words "upholstery shop" in online directories such as SuperPages.com or YellowPages.com. If the consumer has previously been to the website, she may not need to enter her location.
The website may request a location if the customer is a first-time visitor to the site. The resulting list from YellowPages.com includes stores offering upholstery fabric, service or both. Each listing includes the retailer's address and phone number, plus a link to the website and business hours if the retailer has provided that information. YellowPages.com also displays reviews for the businesses or allows the consumer to post a review.
SuperPages.com displays the search results as both a list and on a map, so that the consumer can easily find the closest location. The individual business pages on this website contain contact information and address, along with any photos of the retailer. The site allows the retailer's customers to suggest updates to the listing such as a change in business hours. A customer can also let the website know if the retailer has gone out of business.
Consumers can find upholstery shops on Yelp by entering the search term and the location. Yelp's listings often include detailed reviews of the store or service. Each review is dated and users can sort by date to read the most current review first. Yelp displays its search results in both list and map format.