Geolocation platform foursquare offers its merchant users all sorts of perks, and now businesses can instantly verify themselves for a flat $10 fee. The snail mail process of verification can sometimes take up to a month, and now merchants can register their stores instantaneously at the foursquare for business page.
From there, merchants can verify that they manage the business, and can begin added foursquare specials found on the merchant platform, including Swarm, Friends, Flash, Newbie, Check-in, Loyalty, and Mayor:
Foursquare is rolling out the new instant verification feature today, and points out that users can still register by physical mail for free if they'd like, and that users who are already registered aren't required to pay anything.
Foursquare, which presently has about 20 million users, 750,000 of which are businesses, recently celebrated it's 3rd annual "foursquare day" on April 16th.