Mobile applications were only used by larger businesses not so long ago. Now, more ventures are relying on apps to attract an audience who prefers digital interactions with mobile technologies. And the…
Mobile applications were only used by larger businesses not so long ago. Now, more ventures are relying on apps to attract an audience who prefer digital interactions with mobile technologies. And they are seeing amazing results.
Here are five ways your business can benefit from a mobile app –
- Increase Visibility
The more visible you are to your customers or fans, the better your position. And a mobile app can keep you in their sights for most of the day. How? Keep in mind, in this day and age the average consumer spends over two hours on their mobile devices daily. So, the fact that these people spend more time on their phones can be good for business.
Here is an example. Let’s say that you own a fast-food chain. There aren’t many customers coming through the doors and sales are dwindling fast. You can get them to bite by launching an application that allows them to order food on the go. Throw in some promotional deals in your ads and you can draw the office lunch crowd to your business.
- Connecting with Customers
Speaking of drawing a crowd, a mobile application is a great way to connect with your audience. Customer service isn’t about face-to-face interactions with prospects anymore; it can also be done on a mobile screen.
This makes sense. A mobile application isn’t subjected to mood swings which means that it won’t lash out at a difficult customer. Your mobile application will always present the same face to your customer – an interface that provides them with the best experience every time they use it.
- Strengthen your Brand
Brands that make it a priority to connect with customers boost brand value. A mobile application that makes it easier for users to interact with your brand establishes trust. And the best part is that you won’t have to be physically present to ensure that this happens.
The more audiences trust you, the more likely will they listen to what you have to say. What you have to say can be in the form of a sales pitch or promotions about the products you offer. And if they are likely to listen, they are more likely to buy from you or become loyal as well.
- Stand Out
A mobile application is a great way to make your business stand out, especially if those competing with you don’t have apps of their own yet. By the time they realize how effective the tool can be, your brand will already be way ahead of them.
Once audiences realize that they can get what they want with a few taps, they will always turn to your brand for their needs. In time, you will have dominated the entire market and set customer loyalty in stone.
- Team it up with your Website
If I already have a website for my business, will I still need an Android or iOS app for it? It is natural for the business owner on a budget to ask this question. The answer is to understand the purpose of both mediums and how each of them benefits a business in its own way.
Remember, the aim of a website is to attract customers much like how an e-commerce page attracts buyers with pictures of items and their prices beneath. The aim of a mobile app, on the other hand, is to create customer loyalty. In the aforementioned example, it would make it easier for consumers to order products from your e-commerce business through its app. complement your website with your app and you will see results.
These are only some of the ways a mobile app can help you grow your business. Find out yourself. It will be worth it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mark Daniel is a professor of IT courses at a private university. He has 8 years of experience in the field of information technology. He wrote many articles in which he shares our research about the latest technology.