Foursquare has launched a new program for businesses who want to get verified to use their business tools.
They are charging a one-time USD 10 fee for instant verification. This is faster than the free verification method which uses snail mails.
Starting today, you’ll have an option to instantly verify your business on foursquare (we charge a one-time, $10 fee). You can still verify by mail at no cost (although it takes three to four weeks). Once you’re verified, you can start using foursquare’s free tools right away, like offering Specials, updating your listing, and getting stats about your visitors. If you’ve already verified your venue, there’s no charge; keep enjoying foursquare’s free tools!
This program is now available for businesses operating in the US market. They are planning to expand it to international markets soon.