Smooci and it’s “on demand escort” model really seems to be a success. The company launched in 2017. In the two years that have followed it has expanded around the globe. From its beginnings in Thailand, the site now has listings in cities as varied as Tokyo, Manila, London and Berlin. That list is set to get longer now with the addition of three new cities. Smooci is now launching in the Philippine cities of Angeles and Cebu. It is also opening in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
I can’t say that I am totally surprised about Smooci’s growth. I didn’t expect it to spread so far and so fast. But as soon as I heard of the website and its services I had a feeling it would catch on. Last year I compared Smooci to once popular escort directories. As it turned out, Smooci has since added even more to its coverage. It makes sense. The website basically allows escorts to advertise to a dedicated customer base. Customers can then browse through a streamlined website that includes everything from verified pictures to full lists of services and prices. The main draw for both sides is the ability to book immediate sessions in a clear and straightforward way.
Smooci in ASEAN
Smooci started out in Bangkok. Not long after it was operating in many other southeast Asian cities. The site now operates in Hong Kong, Macau, Manila, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The addition of Angeles City, Cebu and Phnom Penh adds three more cities to that list that also includes places in East Asia and Europe. The truth is that it is no difficult task for a man to find a sex worker in most any of those cities. But that doesn’t get in the way of Smooci’s business model. Plenty of people obviously enjoy the ability to browse through escorts from the privacy of their own place. I am sure the verified pictures and reviews available to premium users also has a lot to do with the draw.
From what I have heard Smooci is also set to expand to Ho Chi Minh City and even Indonesia before the year ends. Clearly there is a big demand for their on demand model even or especially in parts of the world that have long been known to house a large number of sex workers. The internet is now involved in all aspects of daily life for billions of people. As time goes on that will only continue. Increasingly things related to sex and human sexuality are also going online. Smooci was at the forefront of connecting customers with escorts through the internet and it follows that they would continue to grow. But who knew they would grow so quickly and widely?
Smooci’s new discounts
Perhaps as a sign of their success or simply an enlightened business practice Smooci is now offering discounts to premium members. Those with premium accounts can receive discounts between three and fifteen dollars when they make a booking. The premium service is already inexpensive with short memberships costing as little as $9.99 USD. So there is potential for customers to actually have their premium account paid for when they book a session.
The Smooci site is of course totally free to use. But premium accounts do come with a lot of added features. Premium members can read verified comments left by other customers who have met the women listed on the site. Smooci actually verifies that the comments are accurate too. So there shouldn’t be any of the phony testimonials all too common among escort discussions online. Premium members can also chat with the escorts who are listed on the website. So premium members can quickly have their questions answered or even negotiate on prices.
Premium members at Smooci can also view verified photographs of the people who advertise on the website. Since so many pictures online are heavily edited this is a real innovation that is difficult to find elsewhere. Verified customers who have made bookings are able to tell whether photographs are accurate or not. The Smooci site than concentrates this feedback in one easy to see place. For many this could even be the main draw of the premium service the Smooci people provide.
Finally Smooci premium account holders are able to view offline escorts and make bookings as far as 24 hours in advance. This is something that regular casual users cannot do. Some popular escorts may become fully booked out as soon as they go online. Guys with premium memberships are able to get in touch with them beforehand to avoid that possibility. This too could be a major draw for a lot of customers who spend the money for a premium account. And that like the rise and expansion of Smooci is totally understandable for those of us who pay attention.