The Newton-Needham Chamber has entered into a partnership with Google on a new program called Google Street View Indoors.
Street View Indoors is an expansion of Google Map’s popular Street Views, program. Just as Street View allows users to take a virtual walk around a neighborhood, this program allows your customers and potential customers an opportunity to take a 360 degree virtual walk inside your business.
Visitors can travel 360 degrees from multiple points inside your place of business and zoom in on your products, your displays, your signs, your decor and ambiance.
The Newton-Needham Chamber is the first chamber in Massachusetts to enter into this program with Google, said Chamber President Greg Reibman.
“We see Street View Indoors as yet another way to promote shopping locally, dining locally and banking locally” said Reibman. “We’re pleased to be the first chamber in the state that is partnering with Google on this opportunity to let consumers look inside our many fantastic businesses.”
Participating businesses can attach their Street View virtual tour to their Google Search listing and Google +Local page. Viewers on any device; desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones will easily find your business and be able to take a virtual walk inside to look around. The Google Virtual Tour can also be easily embedded onto your own website and Facebook page.
The Google Virtual Tour is also easily embedded onto your own website and Facebook page
Chamber members are eligible for 10 percent discount from its normal fees. Non-Chamber members, who join the Chamber at the same time they sign up for Google Indoors are eligible for a 15 percent discount
The Street View Indoors images will be taken by Google certified photographers
Signing up does not obligate you to participate, it simply gives permission for the program manager to give you a call.