As a business owner, it’s always wise to make use of all services you have available to you to promote your business and make it more accessible to your customers. One method that every business of moderate size should take into consideration is the use of mobile apps. You might wonder how much a mobile version of your business’ site will really improve its standing. However, the results can be varied and substantial, and this article is going to go through just a few of them to give you a more well-rounded insight.
On the Move
Developing a mobile app for your business will allow your potential customers to access information about your enterprise and interact with the products or services you provide wherever they might be. In the increasingly busy modern times we find ourselves in, this is invaluable for any business owner. Where a customer might otherwise not be able to find the time to do proper research about your business, via a mobile app or mobile version of your site they will be able to do so wherever they find the time – on their lunch break, perhaps, or on the bus home. We’re not sitting at the comfort of our computers throughout the day, and when we are, we’re usually at work on it. Having an effective mobile app with enable you and your business to access a period of your potential customers’ time in which they will be much more likely to click and use your app, as well as being much more receptive to its content.
Many customers make use of web products and services in stops and starts. This means that they might read up on your business on their laptop at home that morning, but want to resume this later on using their phone or tablet. Having a website that works seamlessly across all these platforms is, in this respect, essential, and will facilitate easy access for customers who shop like this often, and make it more likely for them to make use of your business. Even if you feel out of your depth with the design and integration aspects of this process, there are services provided by companies such as Centric Digital which can help you on your way. A web presence which functions seamlessly across browser, tablet and phone will provide a great deal of convenience and ease for your customers, enabling them to make use of your services the way they want to.
Over half of people enable push notifications for apps on their mobile devices – and this serves as another great tool to bringing people back to your app and retaining your customers’ attention. Sending a push notification out when your app is updated, or something new is added will keep them informed and feeling personally involved in your processes, while also serving as a gentle reminder of your business’ existence. This often proves much more effective than an email reminder which will often be filtered into a spam folder and simply ignored.