Washington Post shuts down ServiceAlley
ServiceAlley, a Washington Post site that provided directories and reviews of tradespeople and home services, will shut down April 18, and its apps will go dark this weekend. An email went out to ServiceAlley customers advising them to print out deals they'd purchased through the site:
These vouchers are agreements with the merchant, so the merchant is obligated to honor the voucher until the expiration date on the voucher. After that point, the merchant is obligated to honor the purchase value of the voucher for up to 5 years from the purchase date.
The Post launched ServiceAlley in 2011, calling it "something Washingtonians need."
"Service Alley was a great product, but ultimately we decided to focus on initiatives with the potential for greater scale," Post spokesperson Kris Coratti tells Poynter in an email.