During this time of pandemic, Cidercraft Magazine has been supporting the cider producers and retailers around the country with updates, distributing new information and, now, good news.
As the first and only print publication dedicated to hard cider, Cidercraft is thrilled to announce a partnership with NearestYou, an online directory platform, to build out a global Cider Locator. This user-friendly and intuitive index shows consumers where and how to find cider nearest them, launching first with producers within the United States and Canada.
“This is a vital tool, now more than ever, in supporting the businesses in your backyard,” says Kristin Ackerman Bacon, Cidercraft publisher. “We’ve been working on the Cider Locator for sometime now and chose to work with NearestYou because they have a legitimate background in technology and also an understanding of the cider industry and the need for consumer connection right now.”
A natural collaboration, NearestYou CEO Ryan Furness is a subscriber of the magazine and reached out to kickstart a collaboration.
“Our partnership with Cidercraft fits perfectly within our mission to increase consumer awareness of all the great cideries across the world,” Furness says. “This new cidery finder is a great resource, locating the best cideries nearest to wherever the cider enthusiast finds themself.”
Found at www.CidercraftMag.com/Locator, Cidercraft’s Cider Locator is now available on desktop and mobile, connecting the consumer with cideries near them by syncing to the location services or by searching an address or zip code. The locator is optimized for both Android and iOS, in which users have the option to search a radius of 1 to 1,000 miles, or all locations. It also provides the option to call the business, as well as route to the location through the user’s mapping app of choice, Google Maps or Apple Maps.