Qapacity

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Qapacity
Web address www.qapacity.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Business directory
Launched February 2009
Barcelona, Spain
Alexa rank negative increase 940,423 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Closing soon

Qapacity is a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory founded in March 2008 and launched in February 2009. Users are given a set of tools to promote their business online, to keep their clients and business partners up-to-date with their work and to reach new clients.

On April 12, 2012, Qapacity announced that they are closing. Users have until May 2, 2012 to backup data before the service completely goes down. The notice was sent to users by email.

Company Information[edit]

Qapacity's founders[2] Julián Lerer and Tomy Pelluz previously managed Neurona—a business-oriented social networking site--, which was sold[3] to XING. in 2007.

Qapacity is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. They are funded by Grupo Intercom.[4]

Features[edit]

Qapacity is a promotion tool dedicated to small businesses and freelancers and it includes: a website builder, a service directory based on a reputation system and a social network for service providers and potential clients.[5] Qapacity also integrates social media services and sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Website Builder[edit]

Qapacity is a free website builder dedicated to small businesses and freelancers who want to promote their services online. It allows users to create, upload and embed web content (such as text, images, video, RSS feeds etc.) by using a simple WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface.

Users can furthermore personalize their website by choosing one of the ten available themes, adding a customized header, starting a blog and/or uploading a career portfolio.

Users choose their sub-domain (e.g.: http://mybusinesswebsite.qapacity.com) and their site is hosted for free.

Service directory[edit]

Every service added in Qapacity is listed in a searchable directory and as of January 15, 2009 it list services from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

The two countries with the biggest number of representatives are Spain and The United States, followed by Colombia, India, Mexico, Peru, Argentina.[6]

Reputation System[edit]

Qapacity is build on a simple reputation system: service providers can ask for recommendations from their clients and publish them along any comments their clients might have on their website. Recommendations increase the rating of the Qapacity users and make them more visible in the Service Directory.

Social Network[edit]

Qapacity allows users to "add as contacts" those service providers whom they are interested in/ want to bookmark/ are their friends.

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