I had always seen this store when I came to the plaza for Chinese Food and In-n-Out. One day while I was waiting for my food I decided to go inside and see what exactly they sold. This was when I met one of the store owners. I quickly pitched the Google Photos and struck up a deal to not only do a virtual tour for this store but also for the new location inside the nearby mall. There was only one challenge… they have had plenty of trouble with their Google Places listing.
They had not yet verified ownership of their page and had several email addresses associated with a couple different accounts. I asked them to request a PIN number and they did. 1 week later they called me and said that Google rejected their PIN number. I was shocked. Come to find out you cannot edit your Google places page while you are waiting for your PIN number. Instead of waiting for the next PIN to arrive I shot the location and uploaded the photo shoot to Google without a hitch.
Once everything was said and done, the owner exclaimed, “once other businesses find out about this feature it’s going to take off. I am going to lets other know how amazing this technology is.” On a follow-up visit it turns out that someone from New York wanted to purchase a large order due to the ability to see other products inside the store from Google Business Photos.