Year Launched: 1999
Reputation Impact Rating: Low-Medium
Alexa Rank: 105,228 US
SEO Benefit: Dependent on location
Advertising Options: None found
Claim Listing: Yes, through “partner agreement”
Serving 27 cities, users can order food for delivery or find a local restaurant. A restaurant page includes a menu, tabs for photos, “About” the restaurant, featured dishes and reviews. Seamless has a blog of articles posted by seamless. Although there is no comment section for users / diners there is a “like” (Facebook” or “Tweet” (twitter) option for each article. Seamless also provides an opportunity for users to be placed on an email list for discounts and news. Although the Alexa Rank is low this is considered to have a strong impact on restaurants in some cities, especially those in the northern region of the east coast.
As described on Wikipedia.
Seamless (formerly SeamlessWeb) is an online food ordering web site and suite of mobile apps that allows users to order food for delivery and takeout from restaurants.
Seamless was launched in 1999 as SeamlessWeb, providing companies with a Web-based system for ordering food from restaurants and caterers. Starting in 2005, Seamless was made available to the individual users and they currently partner with over 7,000 restaurants, serve over 3,500 companies, and have over 1,000,000 members in the United States and in London. The service is also available for personal orders in New York City, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Houston, New Jersey, and Connecticut. They were acquired by Aramark in April 2006. On June 8, 2011, Spectrum Equity Investors made a $50 million minority investment in Seamless and the company has now been spun out of ARAMARK into an independent entity. On June 28, 2011, SeamlessWeb notified their clients they will change their name to “Seamless.”
Users have the option of ordering from the website or from a Seamless mobile app for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry. Users enter their address and Seamless returns a list of restaurants that will deliver to the submitted address. Users then select a restaurant, create an order from the online menu, and submit the order electronically by entering their credit card or a company billing code. Ratings, reviews, photos, tags, and other information is provided to help the user find the most appropriate meal.
Seamless does not prepare or deliver any food. Once a user submits an order, it is automatically sent to a dedicated computer terminal or fax machine at the restaurant. The restaurant confirms the order with Seamless and then prepares and delivers the order. At many restaurants, users also have the option to pick up their meals from the restaurant. The ordering process works in the same way, except that the user goes to the restaurant for his food instead of having the food delivered.
Ordering food shouldn’t be harder than eating it. Seamless is simply the easiest way to order food for delivery or takeout. Whatever you’re in the mood for, wherever you’re in the mood for it, you’ve got it. No menus, no phone calls, no repeating yourself.
The last thing we want to eat is our own words. We’re delivering food happiness to over 1 million users from over 7,000 restaurants in 27 cities. We guarantee you the best food possible in the best way possible. Delivery or takeout, individual or corporation, we’re serious when we say “your food is here.”
There are 20,504 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Seamlessweb.com. This site has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of New York (#15,330). Relative to the overall population of internet users, the site’s audience tends to be Caucasian; they are also disproportionately childless, higher-income college graduates and women under the age of 35 who browse from work. The site is located in the US. Visitors to Seamlessweb.com spend approximately 49 seconds on each pageview and a total of six minutes on the site during each visit.