Yellow Pages’ New Look and Local Online MarketplaceYellow Pages
The Yellow Pages has been one of the leading online business directories in Mauritius for over 20 years, independently connecting buyers and sellers online.
In recent years we noticed that with the growth of international e-commerce platforms, many local businesses have been losing ground, and we wanted to do something about it. Our aim is to build an online ecosystem for local businesses and consumers to trade in, which as it grows will become the leading online marketplace in Mauritius.
With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of your new look Yellow Pages! We have created an enhanced business directory, with brand new marketing and branding tools to increase the visibility of your business online as a means of helping local businesses reclaim some of that lost market share of online commerce. Online visibility in a variety of places is advantageous for your business and a listing in a well-known directory like the Yellow Pages will only bring more benefits, and there’s more exciting developments to come! Now that Mauritius Telecom is discontinuing their phone book, there is no better time to join the New Yellow Pages, find out more below. The new Yellow Pages is also dual-language, in English and French which will also help you reach more customers.
The new Yellow Pages is also available in French.
We also know that some businesses are just starting out and might not have a significant marketing budget so we also offer a free ‘Classic’ Business Page that lets you include a short description of your business, and your address and phone number, which instantly boosts your online presence. Our paid Business Page Plans in consecutive order, include the ‘Classic+,’ ‘Premium,’ ‘Premium+,’ and ‘Cyber,’ and are very affordable, starting at just MUR 49 a month!
Considering that Mauritius Telecom have decided to discontinue their business phone book and their customer service advisors say that the future of their online directory is also uncertain - it is apparent that Mauritius Telecom do not have a clear vision or mission to support the business community in print or online. Joining the new Yellow Pages and taking advantage of all its new features and tools, means you become part of an Online Marketplace that not only benefits your business but also helps the Mauritius business community to reclaim its lost market share.
Packed with sales and marketing features and branding tools!
Each page upgrade offers you additional sales and marketing features and branding tools, as well as exposure on our social media platforms, so the higher the plan you choose, the more you are able to engage with potential customers!
The Cyber Business Page offers a wide range of features.
To see exactly what features are included in each listing type, check our comparison table, there are too many to mention here! But, just to give you an idea, with a Classic+ page you can also display your logo, cover photo, Google Maps Location and more. Choose a Premium listing to publish your mission and vision statements, social media links, and a company video among other features. For additional marketing tools and branding opportunities select Premium+, so you can upload coupons and a dedicated banner ad and with a Cyber page you can also add your job vacancies! All our listings come with access to our YellowMail service which lets customers contact you directly through your page.
From your Business Account Dashboard you can access YellowMail, update content for and upgrade your listing, and buy add-ons and other services.
To join this local online marketplace you just need to select the package that suits your requirements and follow the instructions. Setting up your business page on yellow.mu is easy and user-friendly with video tutorials and tooltips to offer guidance when needed.
Do you want to be chosen before your competitors?
By joining the business community on the Yellow Pages you become more visible and searchable online and can present your business attractively via your page. When consumers are searching on the Yellow Pages, they are not looking for information, they already know what they want to buy and if your business is in our directory, you are more likely to be chosen before your competitors. You may already have a website, but Google’s new algorithms now make it more difficult for businesses to get higher page rankings even with good organic SEO, whereas our directory does not rank businesses, if a potential customer is searching for any of the categories, location or services/products and/or brands associated with your business, they will find you. And categories, locations, services, products and brands are crucial as this is how 90% of the searches are performed on the Yellow Pages, especially with our new advanced search option.
Our Advanced Search option is a great feature that helps your business to be found more easily.
A local directory for local businesses and the community
The Mauritius Yellow Pages is for Mauritian Businesses and Consumers. Creating a local online marketplace is fundamental, this is why we only let local businesses sign up and local consumers become members. This is integral to our mission to bring online commerce back to local online businesses by attracting ready-to-buy Mauritian and international consumers that visit yellow.mu daily.
Benefits for members
The Yellow Pages also provides a number of benefits for its registered members. Membership is free and allows them to take full advantage of all the portal’s features and functions. Members can communicate with businesses via our unique service YellowMail, to request information and quotations, or respond to posted Job Vacancies, remaining anonymous if they wish to do so, to avoid spam and unwanted marketing emails. All members can also post business reviews, and receive notifications on news and events that interest them, in addition to being the first to hear about special offers and participate in competitions with some lovely prizes. Most importantly members (and businesses) can use the previously mentioned advanced search function to find their local businesses.
The Yellow Pages portal now also provides a range of information services from lotto results and foreign exchange rates to restaurant reviews and flight arrivals and departures, to local events, and the weather forecast. We also have links to our comprehensive portals on Mauritius and Finance in Mauritius that provide a range of informative articles for both a local and international audience.
From the Yellow Pages homepage you can find a range of information and services, including links to local events, restaurant reviews and discount coupons from businesses.
The Yellow Pages is part of MYP Online Marketing, which provides a wide range of online marketing services, products and solutions to further support local businesses, such as Websites, Internet Security, Hosting, Banner Advertising, and Social Media and Search Engine advertising at affordable prices with scalable packages. These services complement and work in synergy with your Yellow Pages Business Page which allows you to benefit from additional support, consultation and discounts, and soon you will be able to purchase these services directly from your business account dashboard.
We have exciting new developments coming soon including a mobile app that will help local businesses reach international consumers, as well as allowing international companies to find and connect with local businesses. There are also other expansions in the works, our innovative concept, YellowMarket, that will bring a whole new dimension to the local online marketplace. To ensure you are among the first to hear about this and other great developments, sign up today!
Now that Mauritius Telecom are discontinuing their phone book and their customer service advisors says that the future of their online directory is also uncertain, there has never been a better time to join the New Look Yellow Pages.