Download the free what3words app and find your what3words address. We recommend selecting the square at your exact customer entrance.
Use what3words for free to help people know exactly where your business is
1. Look up your what3words address
2. Update your contact details
Add your what3words address to your public contact pages and website. Type it below your street address, or use our free embed code tool.
3. Share your what3words address
Tell your customers and followers exactly where your business is by sharing your what3words address in social channels and email news. Don’t forget to tag @what3words
4. Include it in customer communications
Help customers find you easily by including your what3words address in booking confirmations, ‘How to find us’ pages, business email signatures and newsletter footers.
Google Maps is a tool for navigation, public transport and for looking up POIs. what3words has a very different function – it’s an easy way to communicate exact locations, whether that’s spoken over the phone or into a car voice navigation system, or typed into a taxi app or a website checkout page.
If you’re given a what3words location, you can open it in the what3words app, then tap ‘Navigate’ and select ‘Google Maps’ to open the exact location in Google Maps and get directions.
They’re easy to communicate
what3words addresses are easy to remember and to say over the phone or radio. They’re also quicker and easier to type than a regular street address. They’re designed for speech recognition technology, making them easy to input correctly into voice-enabled devices or vehicles.
You get the correct location every time
Every 3m square in the world has been given a what3words address. The system is fixed and will never change, so what3words can be used reliably offline, without a data connection. Every what3words address is unique, and built-in error prevention helps users to spot and correct any input mistakes.
They’re in your language
what3words addresses have the same simple format worldwide and can be used in over 40 languages to date. This means you can explore Tokyo using addresses in English, for example. A what3words address can be switched instantly into any supported language and even looked up in one language then shared in another.
They’re easy to integrate into existing technology
what3words addresses convert to GPS coordinates, providing a human-friendly way to give accurate location information to systems and platforms, from e-commerce checkouts and navigation apps to emergency command and control systems.
what3words is free for anyone to use via our app and online map. We make money by charging some businesses that benefit commercially from using our products. For example, what3words built into Mercedes-Benz’s cars improves the customer experience for its drivers.
You can read more details in this article by our Chief Commercial Officer, Clare Jones.