Every interaction with your customers carries weight, and the last thing we want is for businesses to feel like they are having to “sell” Locasaur to their customers. We created personalized invites as a way to help this, but we want to make sure that business teams feel super comfortable talking to their customers about Locasaur and writing about it as well. See below for some helpful tips on when and how to introduce Locasaur.

When to Bring Up Locasaur

  • When you get customer information — Whether it’s a “join our Herd” checkbox on an email newsletter signup, or some sort of counter material. it’s…

Our goal in building a platform for digital word of mouth is to create a way for regular customers to grow an audience FOR the business (you local businesses have enough things on your plate already). With that in mind, there are a few quick things that business teams can do to jumpstart the process and make it even more efficient for customers to do so. See below for 5 quick tips and tricks to boost the number of people joining your Herd.

Pro Tips:

  1. Strategically place invite links — What’s cool about our invite links is that anyone who downloads Locasaur…

Ok, so now you’re in. You’ve set up your profile, added a profile picture and now you’re ready to start growing your Herd — the group of customers you can message directly on Locasaur. Unlike a social media platform, there’s no “follower” system, and no need for your customers to hunt around for you in the app. Instead, your Herd grows via good ol’ word of mouth, starting with the first customers you add. Here’s a quick overview how:

Invite via SMS and Emails

SMS and Email are great choices if you already collect customers’ emails or phone numbers, or want to send a customer…


Locasaurus Recs | May 1st

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots.

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Recs for ethnic bakeshops, cookies by the bulk, and cookie dough that’s “safe” to eat.

Michelle Lee is a freelance culinary writer covering Manhattan’s food scene, with a serious sweet tooth! …


Locasaurus Recs | April 25th

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots.

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Recs for comedy nights around the city and the best Mexican food in Bushwick!

Claire Parker (@clairethescare) is a standup comic and one half of the podcast Hold On One Second We’re Talking About Britney Spears! She joins the pod to give her recs for great places to see comedy in NYC, chat about what it’s like breaking into the city’s comic scene, and defend the hot take that Bushwick’s La Lupe Cantina is, “the only good restaurant in NYC.”

Check out the spots we discussed during this podcast on Locasaur.

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Locasaurus Recs | April 8th

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots. Ask us for recs or topics here.

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Recs for Margs on the Island, and the *best* pizza in New York??

Chloe Brumfield is one half of @21andhungry on Instagram and spent her college years on Staten Island! She joins the pod to talk about the Island’s burgeoning food scene and crazy things she’s seen on the Staten Island Ferry, then she and Simon try to come up with a compelling pitch for why Staten Island is definitely worth a day trip.

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Locasaurus Recs | March 28th

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots. Ask us for recs or topics here.

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Listen for Deren’s stories from Growing up at “Number One Restaurant” in Bushwick

Team Locasaur’s very own Deren Lin grew up working in his parents’ Chinese Restaurant in Bushwick, and from taking orders in three different languages to delivering meals the day of Hurricane Sandy, he’s pretty much seen it all. Deren comes on the pod to chat about the difference between Chinese takeout and “fast food,” his delivery adventures around New York, how technology is changing Chinese restaurant culture, and much more.

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Locasaurus Recs | March 20th

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots. Ask us for recs or topics here.

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Recs for tasting menus, incredible sushi, and cheap “fine dining” experiences

Dylan Philbrick’s grandfather photographed food for the legendary chef James Beard, and passed on his culinary designs to Dylan, who’s scours NYC for new food-based experiences. He joins the pod to talk about the magic of…


Locasaurus Recs | March 12th

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots. Ask us for recs or topics here.

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Recs for Live Music Spots, Jazz Bars, and East Village Dives

Mike Rafizadeh and Mike Gelber are two-thirds of the band Take Your Shoes Off, and on a mission to bring good times to the young people of nyc through the power of 90’s and 2000’s covers…


Locasaurus Recs | March 5th

Welcome to Locasaurus Recs! This is a podcast about great local spots and recommendations for every occasion, powered by Locasaur — the easiest way to share and show love to your local spots. Ask us for recs or topics here.

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Recs for cheap eats, cheap date ideas, and pretty much cheap everything

Chau Mui is the founder of ciaooomag.com, a site for neighborhood-specific newsletters and guides for living like like a native “New Yawker.” Chau joins the podcast to guide listeners through her practical guide for broke…

Simon Schwartz

Founder @TeamLocasaur, unapologetically pro-local business. Local to Delaplane, Virginia. CC’17

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