Did you know that over 627,000 new businesses get started every year?
It’s no surprise that depending on the business’ niche there can be quite a bit of competition. This leaves you wondering how can I stand out from the crowd?
Nowadays businesses are turning to adding mobile apps in order to make shopping and interaction easier for their customers. With millions of smartphones users having something mobile makes sense.
Keep reading to learn why mobile business applications will benefit your business.
Why Mobile Business Applications?
How many people do you know have a mobile phone? It seems like everyone you know has one because of the convenience it brings us. We literally have everything right at our fingertips.
This is why having a mobile app for your business makes sense. You will ensure that your customers have an easy way to reach your business and literally have your business in their back pocket. Whether you have a merchandising app, service app or coaching app you will stay ahead of the competition when it comes to your marketing.
The list below will share some benefits of investing time and effort into creating a mobile app for your business.
1. Build Your Audience
You will be able to easily build a relationship and have a presence with your customers no matter where they are in the world. They won’t have to remember your website URL or search for your company. Instead, they can have your business app on their device with the click of a button.
Every time someone downloads your app your audience will grow. That user is now entering your space by having your app on their mobile device.
2. Improve Engagement
Once your app is up and running your customers will have a way to interact and engage with your brand. If you have a merch store they can easily add the items to their cart and checkout right from the app without having to go on their computer, finding your site and then go shopping.
There are companies that are also adding a messaging feature to allow their customers to interact and ask questions right from the app. Most people in today’s world prefer to communicate via text than to take time out of their day to make a phone call.
3. Sales Growth
In order for a business to stay in business, they have to be making money. Having a mobile app will help business sales increase. The more people that download your app and enter your space the higher your chances are for your company’s sales to grow.
Being in the pockets of people that want to have your business as one of their apps gives you a special advantage. You can offer exclusive discounts to those who order through your app or interact through your app.
You can also surprise users with a random coupon off your products or services to increase sales. If you have a brick and mortar business and someone is nearby you can use geolocation technology to send a special offer for coming into your store.
The possibilities are endless with all the creative ways you can help increase your sales through creative marketing.
4. Competitive Advantage
It’s no secret that most businesses don’t have a mobile app. Many feel that they can’t benefit, or that apps are for larger companies like banks or Walmart. This isn’t the case and the sooner you can get over this misconception the faster you will get ahead of your competition no matter your line of business.
Although there are millions of apps out there the competition for small businesses is still rather low because most don’t have an app yet. Why not take advantage now that competition is still rather low in this area of marketing?
5. Customer Loyalty
What better way to cultivate loyalty than an app from the comfort of wherever your customer is? There is so much out there from ads on every social media platform to billboards and flashing signs making it easy for customers to jump from one company to the next.
Having a well-built app will help you build a deeper relationship with your customer to keep them coming back. Instead of jumping to the next new shiny company they have an established connection with your brand because you’re just a click away on their phone.
Having a mobile app will give you another set of analytics you can use to leverage your growth. You will be able to see important stats such as where most of your app users are located, the products and services they are mainly buying, and even which app functions they are using most.
Knowing these numbers will help you understand where you can use some improvement and provide an even better user experience to keep customers coming back. If they love your app enough they will begin to share with their friends and family and you will see those analytics grow in your favor.
Time to Start!
Now that you have seen a few benefits of mobile business applications what are you waiting for? It’s time to start building your own app or hire a professional to do it for you. There’s no sense in waiting if you want your business to grow.
Eventually, all businesses will find themselves building an app because it’s where the mobile world is heading. People are demanding apps. Staying ahead of the competition makes total sense.
Don’t forget to bookmark our site – and keep checking back for all of our latest posts to help you level up in business!