Mobile Apps: Can’t Leave Home Without ‘Em
Question: What are some things you can’t leave home without? Without thinking too much about it, the core necessities are things like keys, wallet, and phone right? Maybe add in a few other bits and bobs like a portable charger or some hand sanitizer, but that’s the main gist of it.
Unmistakeably, phones are one of the things 99.99% of people can’t leave home without (#firstworldproblems). And what’s on the phones that everyone brings with them all the time? If you guessed apps, then you guessed right!
If 99.99% of people bring their phones with them all the time (thereby, also bringing apps), why wouldn’t you want your business to have an app?
More and more companies are creating apps for their business whether it’s to support direct retailing, communication, marketing purposes, updates, or rewards!
Zara, Foodora, Starbucks, Sephora, Tim Hortons, Door Dash, Nike, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, you name it … the list just keeps going on and on. I mean, check your phone now, how many apps do you have on your phone? Case in point.
The Growing Need for an App
A few years ago, mobile apps weren’t exactly a necessity for businesses because smartphones weren’t easily accessible to everyone yet (and not to mention the lack of GB space to download them). But today, times have changed and things are different. Everyone is on always on their phones and using apps to make purchases, stay up to date, and connect with the world around them.
Two decades ago, there was a time when websites were considered to be a competitive advantage, but today that’s no longer the case. In fact, now you need a website or it’s like your business doesn’t exist (just kidding, but you get the point). And guess what? Mobile apps are going to be essential to your business just like websites are now.
Considering all of this, your business definitely needs an app more than you think. If these reasons weren’t enough for you, don’t worry, we’ve got more. Get ready. 📱
1. Marketing and Communications
Things like email marketing are great (don’t get me wrong), but let’s be real, who checks their email anymore? Or at least, who checks their email more frequently than their phone? (Email push notifications don’t count because those come from apps too).
If you want direct and immediate communication with your customers, push notifications are the way to go. Because these notifications go straight to their phone, they’re bound to see it immediately.
Sometimes, you have time-sensitive offers or codes that you want to push out immediately. Mobile apps allow you to do exactly that. With push notifications, you can push your promotional content directly on phones and notification screens to keep them updated with all the things your company is up to. Have a sale going on? You can notify your customers right on their phone the second the sale goes live. Think of all the possibilities you can do!
2. Data and Analytics
One of the great things about an app is that you can collect data and analytics straight from it. All of the data is practically handed to you on a silver platter as your customers download and use your app.
By having an app, you get data on where your users are located, what time they’re using the app, how long they’re on the app for, what they do on the app, their demographics, and much more!
If your business allows you to do online retailing and sell actual products, you can even see what things people are buying the most on your app. Plus, by having a clear understanding of how customers respond to your app, you can improve it to make it better and provide them with a better experience.
One of the great things about an app is that it’s accessible practically 24/7 and is with them wherever their phone is. Your users can constantly access it (even at home or when your store is closed!) and they don’t need to wait for you to open your doors every morning to use your app.
And as a bonus, if your business can sell your products on your app, you can drive sales even when you’re sleeping! What’s not to love about that?
As we’ve discussed, a mobile app is evidently an asset your business needs. What are you waiting for? Start building your app today. Contact us if you’re interested in building it with Evilnut.