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How do I label my Business as 'Coming Soon'?

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Hi, I am helping to manage a series of showrooms with one that isn't opening for a few more months. We went ahead and uploaded it to GMB for time-saving purposes, but how do we list the store as coming soon as opposed to having what will be our hours up?

 

We'd also love to have something that just lets our eager consumers know we're opening soon so they don't have to keep calling us and asking. 

 

Thank you!

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How do I label my Business as 'Coming Soon'?

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@Alexander S

 

this is against their guidelines stating:

 

Ineligible businesses

The following businesses aren’t eligible for a business listing:

  • Businesses that are under construction or that have not yet opened to the public.
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How do I label my Business as 'Coming Soon'?

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Damn, thank you for the understanding Helmut! 

 

Alternatively, is there any way I can temporarily de-list my business from GMB without labeling it as closed? Considering our Showroom opens in about a month and it's already built out in GMB, isn't there something I can do to make it inactive to the public?

How do I label my Business as 'Coming Soon'?

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Re: How do I label my Business as 'Coming Soon'?

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Hi @Alexander S, @Bill B

The issue is that Alexander already have a verified business listing, if I understood correctly.

The Under Construction feature of Google Maps is for submissions through Maps, the only way to get it now would be to try to create a duplicate listing through Maps, which is not appropriate.

There is no mechanism on GMB to mark a listing as Under Construction currently.




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How do I label my Business as 'Coming Soon'?

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Good point. Thanks for the clarification.