Type of site
|940,423 (April 2014[update])|
|Current status||Closed (2015)|
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.
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. Qapacity also integrates social media services and sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
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 choose their sub-domain (e.g.: http://mybusinesswebsite.qapacity.com) and their site is hosted for free.
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.
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.
Qapacity allows users to "add as contacts" those service providers whom they are interested in/ want to bookmark/ are their friends.