As with the other 11,000 vendors currently participating in the network, Move pays for Moving.com to show up in the transaction workflows — or “loops” — within dotloop’s platform. Moving.com is now showing up in loops in 30 regions, including Florida, Georgia, Texas and Ohio, and will expand nationwide in the coming months.
“For service providers, like moving companies, the majority of business comes from online referrals or word of mouth,” said Tricia Smith, Moving.com’s senior vice president of channel sales and operations, in a statement. “Through our relationship with dotloop, we are making it even easier for potential clients to connect with our state-of-the-art service providers, which is a win for everyone.”
Dotloop’s premium users can opt in to the “Trusted Service Provider” platform and add their preferred vendors in up to seven categories — title, mortgage, legal, home inspection, insurance, warranty, and moving and storage — that are seen by all parties in any loop.
Users of dotloop’s free version don’t get to choose whether vendors show up in their loops, but they can add their own in addition to the Trusted Service Provider members that automatically show up there.
The idea for the vendor network is to create new business opportunities and enable easy connections between consumers and recommended providers, dotloop said when it launched the initiative.