Have you ever thought about getting a mobile app for your business, but have no idea where to start? The chances are you think it's out of your budget. Or you may be wondering, "Do I even need an app for my business?" Well with very own mobile business app, your ability to create sales and customer loyalty will explode. Let's take a look a few industry examples and app features and see exactly how.
Let's say you own a cafe or coffee shop. With your own app you can share pictures of your menu and most tasty menus. You can easily update and change them at any time. You can have your very own in-app coupon and loyalty cards. Or, you can reward customers for repeat business - like "Buy 3 coffees, get one free." The app will track everything for you.
Now, let's imagine you own a restaurant and you have a daily special on that you want customers to know about. That's when it's ideal to use the push button notification system. In a few simple clicks, you can send a beautiful push notification message to let them know about it - directly to their phone.
Visible to Customers at All Times
Reports suggest that the average American devotes more than two hours a day (!) on their mobile device. While most likely only a handful of applications comprise the majority of this total usage, it doesn't change the fact that each user has to unlock, scroll, and scan their device for the apps they're seeking. Being "in the way" can be a benefit to your company, as our mind unconsciously records every single image and text (or well-designed app icon!) it stumbles upon – even if it happens unnoticed.
A Direct Marketing Channel
Apps serve many purposes: they can give basic information, prices, booking forms, search features, user accounts, messengers, news feeds, and much more.
One of the most significant benefits of having a mobile app is that all the information you wish to offer to your clients – including special sales and promotions – is right at their fingertips. Using push notifications you're getting even closer to a direct connection, and can effortlessly remind customers about your products and services any time it makes good sense.
Provide Real Value
How about digitizing that customer loyalty program you have in place? Instead of continuing with the outdated point-collection card (which everyone forgets), make it practical for your customers to get their rewards via your mobile app. The results? More downloads and even more return customers.
Better Customer Engagement
Regardless of whether you are selling flowers or health club services, your clients need a way to reach you. Having a messaging (or help desk) feature inside your app can certainly make a big difference in the way you connect with your customers. OpenTable, for example, created its whole business model around this concept. Rather than calling a restaurant for a table, customers can book it with less than five clicks on their app. How many customers would rather connect with you via text than via phone?
It's never been so easy... The simple fact is no matter what business you're in, a mobile app can sky rocket customer loyalty, increase repeat business and sales, reduce the amount of time that you spend on boring admin day-to-day tasks and more - making your life so much easier.
So, why no get in touch today for a free no-obligation quote?